Using Up the Leftovers

Sometimes something goes wrong in a remodel and it turns out to be a good thing. One of our cabinets arrived with double doors instead of a single door. Our cabinet maven ordered us a new single door and suggested we repurpose one of the old doors as a tray or add glass to make it a mirror. So I did a little project:


First I put leftover cabinet pulls on either side for handles. (Confession: our carpenter actually did this step!)


Then I added felt pads on the corners of the bottom side of the tray so it wouldn’t scratch the table.


Then I added mercury glass votives and faux fall leaves.


For a holiday look, I switched the leaves for silver beaded garlands:

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Tray handles: Restoration Hardware

Votives: West Elm

Leaves and Garlands: I have had these so long I can’t remember where they came from, but Pottery Barn or Michaels is my best guess!


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