Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quick Tip

I had this metal tray that I picked up from Goodwill last year.  I just added script scrapbook paper to the bottom with Mod Podge {with some on top to protect it}. 

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In our new kitchen, I decided I wanted to use it to hold our cooking oils.  This is how I currently had them ~ sitting on paper towel.   I need to find my decorative bottles.  I usually keep these oil containers in a cabinet out of sight, but I like the idea of having them close at hand.

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Even with the Mod Podge on top I was afraid it would get some oil residue on the paper.  We had a box of Avery clear page pocket protectors, which I thought would work to protect the bottom of the tray, but also allow me to still see the script paper.

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I measured it out with a marker, cut it with scissors and put it in the bottom of the tray.  Now I can have my cooking oils out in my tray and I won’t ruin the paper I had put in the bottom.

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You can’t see the plastic, but I can see my pretty scrapbook paper!

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Kathy

21 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

good thinking~! you have a seriously creative mind and always find a way to make things work.

LuLu Kellogg said...

That was such a great idea and it's so pretty!

Tina said...

Great idea. I have mine on a shelf..sitting on paper towels also. I'm going to have to see what I can find around the house to 'dress' mine up too!

Cozy Little House said...

That's a great and super idea! And now you won't get oil residue on your pretty decoupage.
Brenda

Richella said...

This is a great idea! We also like to keep our oils close at hand, but they look so much better corralled on the tray. It was a brilliant stroke to add the page protector.

Hope all your moving-in processes are going smoothly!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I have that tray I picked up at a garage sale a couple of years ago, too funny!!!!

xxpp

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a really cute idea!! I'd like to try it if I can find the right tray!

XO,
Jane

Okio B Designs said...

Very pretty!

J

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Great idea!

Debbie said...

What a wonderful tip! Of course, it got my mind racing to a tray that I have with a removable glass bottom. Hmmm... Hmmmm...

Kathleen said...

I keep mine in the cabinet on a dishtowel. Every so often, I wipe them down with vinegar and water, and toss the dishtowel in the washer. So easy, sturdy and saves on paper .

Marla and Steve said...

That's a great idea and can be useful in so many ways!!

Judy said...

I love the little tray. Very pretty paper and protecting it was genius.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

What a great idea! It looks so pretty!! :)

sissie said...

Hi Kathy!
How's the house coming along? I bet you have every room already beautifully decorated.
I love the idea of using the little metal container for your kitchen. Pretty clever putting the plastic in the bottom. Love the image you chose too.

hugs
Sissie

AB HOME Interiors said...

Great idea. I was thinking you were going to adhere it to the bottome. Never occurred to me that you could just set it in there!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great idea, Kathy! Love the tray.
xo,
Sherry

Michele Smith said...

What a clever idea!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Genius! Great tip. Will definitely remember this one.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Your page protector idea is a great solution. It's so difficult to keep splatters off things in the kitchen.

Peggy said...

happened upon your blog.....love the makeover on your pretty tray. I bet you could find some nice clear glass bottles to store your oils in, that's what I have done....they are right next to my range for easy use. I have a cute little crock sitting with them that holds my fresh garlic. Happy creating!

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