Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Belted Tray

I tried to come up with a clever title--bad news, it is not happening.  The good news--my belt inspiration continues (see my other ideas here).  I started with this familiar looking pile:
Slapped a little paint on the frame,
and a little stain.
I laid some belts out on the back piece of the frame (it is wood, very solid).
Glued them with some E6000 and weighted them down with a book and weights.
Put it all together, added belt handles to create a great tray (and no, I don't eat my Girl Scout cookies with a fork, but it looked better).  I used saddle soap on the belts to protect the leather.


25 comments:

  1. That is interesting looking- never would of thought to make a tray with belts. Where did you get all those? lol

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  2. That looks VERY cool! I love it! Are those girl scout cookies??? YUM! Didn't you make a belt basket? Or is that something else....I'm tired. ;)

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  3. You already got your girlscout cookies? Love the tray!

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  4. Guess I'm not the only one to notice the cookies first, then the tray! Pass the cookies please, (on that very cool tray...)


    Jan

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  5. Great idea and it looks really good! Thanks for sharing, Vicky

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  6. Becky, I was a bit apprehencive at first, but the end result looks great, and I wouldnt mind a cookie either!

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  7. Great use for arm weights! I've switched to a kettlebell and didn't know what to use them for. Although the belts aren't something I thought would be my style, I love the finished tray and could see it in my living room.

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  8. Love, love, love this!!! What a great use for old leather belts. The tray is fabulous! I'm definitely bookmarking this. I think it has a wonderful masculine look and would be a fun gift for Father's Day....served with breakfast in bed.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Jane

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  9. Im pretty sure this is my favorite of your belt creations so far! I shared it on Twitter as well!!

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  10. GENIUS! Youre my new hero :)

    -becky
    http://rawpotatoes.blogspot.com/

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  11. OK that is the cutest thing ever!!
    Great idea!!

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  12. Wow that is awesome! I love the different textures of the belts and the cute handles!
    http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  13. great job.. i used belts when i did my trunk transformation. i like what you did with yours.

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  14. those belts caught my eye. i love anything with a little western flare. Awesome idea. I would love you to link it up to my new link party.
    Amy
    www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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  15. Just happened by and decided to join the party. What a fun place your blog is!
    Debbie

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  16. I love how this turned out! what are those stud thingy's you used to attach the handles? that looks cool

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  17. hey bec4 :) love that we go waaaayy back! :)
    I love how you did this tray! love, love, love the handles!
    featuring this post in my highlights!
    gail

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  18. How did you attach the thick board with leather belts on top, to the back of frame?

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  19. How did you attach the thick board with leather belts on top, to the back of frame?

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