Tuesday, November 9, 2010

repurposed tv trays

awhile back I found a bunch of patterned metal tv trays:


and got the idea to repurpose them into frames:


I used an air nibbler {air compressor required} to do basic cutting & then I went in with metal shears to refine the lines.


I really love the way they look!

I even used the center pieces that were cut out to make some little critters:



I've still got some good sized pieces left that I could work with...I think I'll cut out some letters next :)

26 comments:

lisa said...

Cute! I'm super impressed with the animals you cut out. Great idea.

Care said...

I LOVE this!! If only I had the tools..... :o)

bellabello said...

loveit

Patricia said...

What a great idea! Excellent craftswomanship.

Dawn said...

The frames are cute but I'm in LOVE with the squirrel and deer!!

Retro Plants said...

oh i LOVE these!!!
such an awesome idea.
way to go Gina :)

jen v said...

those look really cool and i love the animals from the scraps. you are always so inspiring!!!

MafiosaGrrl said...

What a great idea! The pattern is so much better than a boring old wooden one. Even the little left over bits are sweet :)

jess said...

These are so awesome!

Maitreya said...

What a great idea!

Dailee Dose said...

Such a cute idea! Love the animal cutouts - you did a great job! :)

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

That is so cool! You could make the frames and animals for you shop. Love them!

Melanie said...

Your critters are adorable!

Katie said...

These are great! Love the horse in the green frame.

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

ingenious and cool. the bambi is best tomy mind...

Sew Lovely Embroidery said...

You are AMAZING! I love this idea, so clever ;)

Dina said...

Totally cool way to repurpose all of it !

Simply EC said...

VERY cute! You are so inspiring!

Kate said...

Okay, this is the single greatest thing I've seen all week! Not that I've ever had the pleasure of finding such amazing treasures, but that you'd come up with such a cute way to re-purpose... I'm in awe. I can't wait for the letters!!! Thanks for sharing.

Elaine said...

What a clever idea. Love these!

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Totally amazing! Color me in love love love.

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

I love this idea! so cool!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Great trays! And those animals are way too cute...fabulous idea!

~Kim

Kat said...

It breaks my heart to see classic trays cut up, BUT I love, love, love what you did with them. I'm in love with the station wagon tray.

alexandria said...

I found your site looking up tv tray idea. How cute! love it!

Zane Wooder said...

That's a really clever idea. I would of never have thought of taking old tv trays and making them into frames.

-Zane of ontario honey