Friday, June 10, 2011
Room for Improvement: Decorative Tray
When it comes to decorating your home, it can be tricky to find that one perfect piece so, it may be time to do it yourself tonight. Our makeover maestro, Martin Amado is showing us how to make a simple project that will also save you lots of money.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "Hi guys, we are back at the Room for Improvement workshop inside the Habitat ReStore in Fort Lauderdale, where we can take a second hand piece and breathe new life into it and it's all for a good cause. Let's go take a look around the store and see what projects we can come up with."
Martin Amado: "If you're looking to save money on your next home project, this is definitely the place you want to me, and remember all the proceeds help build a Habitat for Humanity home."
Martin Amado: "I found exactly what I was looking for. This is a beautiful mosaic tile that we can use in many different ways."
Martin Amado: "All right, so here's what I found at the ReStore. Mosaic tile, a cabinet door front, we have some handles, spray paint and grout. The idea is to use all these materials and make a decorative tray. So, let's begin."
Martin Amado: "The first step is to dry fit the tile inside the door panel, and I'm just an eighth of inch short the best thing to do is to trim out the wood."
Martin Amado: "Before we glue the tiles, let's go ahead and spray paint the door. The best part is, it was only $5."
Martin Amado: "All right, the paint is dry and now we can install the tiles. We are simple using double sided adhesive strips."
Martin Amado: "Grout comes in many different colors and the goal is to match it to the tile. In this case we actually found a premixed sand color, which comes perfect and the best part is, it was only three dollars."
Martin Amado: "It's sort of like frosting a cake and if you look close, this actually looks like chocolate mousse, just don't eat this at home."
Martin Amado: "Now, we are ready to install the handles to make this project a functional tray."
Martin Amado: "I found these handles here too and they were only $2 each."
Martin Amado: "And a final easy project to compliment our decorative tray is to take this finial that usually caps off the end of a bed post, and we are turning this into a candle holder."
Martin Amado: "The candle holders were only $1 each and all the materials for the decorative tray came in at less than $20, and remember it was all found here at the Habitat ReStore in Fort Lauderdale. So, get creative and these are the results. You can do it yourself. I'm Martin Amado and I'll see you next time on another Room for Improvement. This is coming home with me."