7 Ways To Use Trays

Well, football season is fast approaching (I can not believe how fast this Summer has gone by) which means it will be time to bring out your favorite tailgating treats in no time.

 And if you are a true southern lady, you probably have some sort of serving tray to display those tasty baby-pigs-in-a-blanket on. Am I right? But what should you do with your fabulous tray on the regular days of the week, you know Sunday through Friday, leading up to the big game? Here are a few fun ideas:


Use it as a coffee table caddy for the remote controls


Put it in the kitchen to keep all of your utensils organized


Organize your home bar. I love how this gold tray looks with the fancy bottles, very pretty.


Trays are perfect for displaying books and magazines. I recently added a magazine tray to my coffee table too.


This is a great idea! Use a tray as a mail catcher.... I feel like I am always making little piles of mail or notes, it would be nice to have a designated spot for everything!


A large tray would be perfect for breakfast in bed... or even for getting some morning work done in bed!

Use a tray as a pretty place to keep you perfume or makeup. I actually have a spot similar to this in my home!

There are so many ways to use trays when you are not serving food with them. Check back in to SBD soon for a list of some of my favorite trays that are on the market right now.

Old To Gold

When my grandmother moved out of her house I snagged a few things from her, one of which was this ceramic boot planter

Even though it is meant to be a small planter, I use it as a bookend for my bookshelf. I just love this little cowboy boot, i think it is so cute and appropriate (I do live in Nashville after all).

However, I do NOT love the color. The muddy green and brown tones just seem a little too blah for my colorful bookshelf:

See what I mean? So I went down to my neighborhood art supply store to see what color paint might strike my eye.

I settles on this deep maroon-purple with gold on top. I loved thew idea of painting the boot in gold, but I thought it might look a little more antique if the maroon color showed through in a few places where the gold paint was thin. I just used my finger to paint the boot since I wanted to be able to smudge the paint a little as I applied it.

I am really happy with how it turned out!