So here's my version of a galvanized tray.
Here's how I made the tray.
I got this round (whatever-you-call-this) at the hardware store. It cost $4.95 and it was a little dusty. I marked it in quarters with tape (since I couldn't see pencil marks).
I got out the drill and the bits. I had purchased handles at another store and I checked to see if the bit I chose would fit in the hole where the screw would go. I decided to use a bit that was a little on the small size knowing I could make the hole larger later if I needed to.
These are the handles I bought. I couldn't decide, so I bought these that weren't too shiny.
Now you don't know me, but I don't always measure the way some people do. I got an index card to mark the distance between the screw holes.
I then folded the card so it would be the distance I needed between the two holes I would drill. I thought that the card would conform to the side of the tray better than it would be for me to try to measure with a ruler.
I drew these arrows for you. You can see where I'm going to drill the holes. I also folded the card down the distance down from the top where I needed to drill the holes. The arrow pointing up is lined-up with one of the quarter tape marks I did at the beginning.
I found these little "collars" in with the nuts, bolts and screws. I decided to try them with the project.
They looked nice when they were used with the screws.
I think they gave the tray a more "finished" look.
Well, what do you think? I'm pretty happy with the results!
One of the neatest things I discovered was that the round place mats that I have (standard size) fit perfectly into the tray. I have several colors already and can change up the look of the tray in a flash.
And since I already had an extra set of handles, I went ahead and got another (whatever-it-is-called) and made a second tray in just a few minutes.
Pottery Barn $29.95 for round galvanized tray.
Marsha's under $10.00 for round galvanized tray.
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