Repurposed Cork Tray

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Sometimes you have to take a second look...

Repurposed Cork Tray www.homeroad.net


Seeing is not always believing... at least in the case of this beautiful cork tray.

We've all seen the cork trays on Pinterest made with the saved corks from all the wine we bloggers drink... 

Today I'm making a cork tray with scrapbook paper instead of real corks.... not that I don't have a lot of leftover corks... I do...  but I love the smooth look of the paper under glass.

This was the tray before... it had an old faded piece of fabric under the glass on the tray.

Repurposed Cork Tray www.homeroad.net

The first thing I did was to pull off the back of the tray, remove the glass, and then the pull off the fabric.

Repurposed Cork Tray www.homeroad.net

Repurposed Cork Tray www.homeroad.net

I painted the tray with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Old White then distressed the edges.

Repurposed Cork Tray www.homeroad.net

Using cork print scrapbook paper, I traced the glass onto the paper and cut it out to fit inside the tray. 

Repurposed Cork Tray www.homeroad.net

The faux cork tray looks amazing... The paper is safely glued under the glass and looks like the real thing!  The best part is, you can clean the glass which makes it much easier than trying to clean the corks.

Repurposed Cork Tray www.homeroad.net

Repurposed Cork Tray www.homeroad.net

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10 comments

  1. love it, love it, love it. I thought it was real corks.

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    1. Oh I'm so glad I fooled your eyes! Thank you so much :)

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  2. like the tray a lot! - mighta chose a different paper for underneath - but that's the joy of ths - we all have different tastes. Always enjoy seeing your projects.

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    1. Thank you Joyce! Oh well you are right, we all have different tastes :)

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  3. I'd never guess that it was paper under the glass, it looks so real. Nice transformation. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  4. Great idea!! Love your ideas...always :)

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  5. I LOVE it!! I agree, it looks like the real thing. Amazing!

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