I adore these little tin trays and am always on the lookout for them at the thrift. The one that hangs above the kitchen sink was less than $2 and I had no clue what I would end up using it for when I bought it. The legs underneath the tray weren’t strong enough to support anything and even if they could, I’m not a breakfast-in-bed kind of person. So it sat, in the Room Where Things Go To Die, collecting dust for a few months until we painted the kitchen turquoise and I thought: metal tray thingie. String. Wall. Yes! It took some serious googling to figure out what to call them and my research tells me the two I own are not true tole trays but I’m not sure what other name they go by. In any case, they’re perfect for hanging and I popped another one up on the wall today.
All it takes is a little piece of string around the legs of the tray to hold them together and to hang on your nail. Less than sixty seconds and lovely, $1.20 addition to the house. I experimented with where to hang it and almost left it in the living room.
In the end, it belonged in the kitchen. The colors match perfectly and it goes well with the linocut print I bought at Renegade last year. Hooray for small changes.