Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DIY Pottery Barn Beachcomber Round Tray (Look4Less Design Challenge) & Giveaway!

It's that time again, the Look for Less Design Challenge is here and these Fine Ladies have some amazing projects ready to inspire the socks off of you :) You can check out their links at the end of this post, and this time we have a great opportunity for YOU to join in the fun! Thats right, you can link up your personal projects and enter to win a TARGET GIFT CARD!! 

This time I was inspired by the ever trusty Pottery Barn! This beachcomber tray is something I knew would look great in so many places around our house, but I don't really need it so I couldn't justify spending $69. 

I started looking around for materials and actually ended up having everything I needed on hand! But for those of you that don't, run to your local Lowes and pick up a prepackaged thing of sisal rope and hot glue. Yep so you can get everything you need for under $15 bucks! I had a left over piece of glass and decided to use this as the bottom of my tray so it was a bit more even for glasses :) 

Getting started was EASY. Just start rolling and glueing. Yep add a bead of glue along the edge of the rope and twist. 

Keep on keeping on until your base is large enough for your tray.
Then keep gluing but this time start stacking the rows ON TOP of each other.
Once you have gone around enough times to create the depth you like (You only need a couple of inches) simply cut your rope leaving a few inches on the end loose. Then glue the end to the inside of your tray.

If y'all know me at all. by now you know that I don't ever just copy something. I've always gotta put a little twist on my projects :) This one I could have simply made the handles with the remainder of my rope for the tray to really look like the Pottery Barn tray. BUTTT I wanted a pop of color.
I grabbed some leftover leather and cut in two strips. Then I slipped the leather through the rope sides and attached with grommets.

There you have it! A super awesome and cheap rope tray that you can make in less than an hour!! 

Ooo I love this and keep moving it around the house, originally I had it out on the porch but now it's sitting on our kitchen table holding my flowers and salt and pepper shakers  :) 

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Now go enter this awesome contest by linking up YOUR look for less projects! Oh and don't forget to click over to my fine friends pages to see their projects too! 

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  1. I am loving this "Look for Less" series. You ladies have amazing transformations posted each week. The beachcomber tray is fabulous! I love the color you chose for the handles.

    Thank you so much for including us in the excitement!

    Have a great week!
    ~ Robin

    1. I know aren't the L4L ladies so talented! I kinda wish we did the project more often cause it is a huge motivator for me to get things done. I'm so glad you got to join in on the fun this week too!

  2. I like your version so much better. The leather handles are perfect! Thanks for being a L4L'er!

    1. Thanks Kayla! I REALLY enjoy these projects and am sooo thankful to be a part of L4L!! Can't wait till the next one!!

  3. Um. This is amazing! The leather handles are perfection. You can't go wrong with turquoise! ;)

    1. Girl you know turquoise is my jam! Some times I wonder if I have to much of it and then I'm like mmm you can never have to much turquoise!

  4. Oh my gosh! SO easy! My mind is blown! I don't know how I never thought of something this simple. The turquoise is perfection, too!


    1. I know right?! I was honestly in a bit of a time crunch so I had to just run through my pinterest boards and try really hard not to over think anything and WA LA! I'm pretty sure I'm gonna be makin these as gifts in the future ;)

  5. Love that you can make this structural with just rope and glue!!! I want to make one! It looks so good!!

  6. I love this project! And your handles are so much cooler than the inspiration pic!

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