Raised Hexagon Tray with Vintage Finials
I got the new Walnut Hollow product catalog the other day! This is a dangerous thing. So many fun things to work with! One of my favorite new items are the Hexagons. Two size of Hexagon wall decor and a Hexagon tray! So many possibilities! They were kind enough to send me the large Hexagon wall decor to check out and it did not disappoint! Now I need about five more of them lol I used my hexagon wall decor for a slightly different purpose and I turned it into a raised hexagon tray!
We found this old vintage four post twin bed last summer at a yard sale. We got it for a fantastic price but it needed a little bit of work. I’m ready to tackle that project (and I can’t wait to show you that, too!) for my youngest daughters room. I decided to start with the bed first. The set has four pieces. The first issue I needed to work out with the bed was that the four post bed was missing one of the finials. It only had three. I looked and looked for an exact match for the set I already had to no avail. I would have to replace all four. I’ve since found replacement finials for the bed, but I had these three vintage chipped and worn finials I just couldn’t toss out. I may have mentioned before that I’m somewhat of a hoarder when it comes to things I could possibly use in a project *someday*.
When I saw the new Hexagons in the Walnut Hollow catalog I knew they would go perfectly with my finials! The finials would make really great feet for my raised platform tray. Because the Hexagon has six sides, three feet would work nicely positioned in every other corner.
Rather than stripping and sanding the finials I decided to leave them as they were. I liked the vintage character.
I wanted to burn the edges of the wood hexagon tray so I drew flowers (my favorite!) all the way around the outside edge and got to burning. It’s so easy to do!
Now my tray matches my feathers!
I used wood glue to fix the finial feet to the bottom of the tray. One finial every other corner. Perfect!
It needed a little bit of color so I painted the bottom inside of the tray a pretty bright turquoise color and sealed the tray with some clear polyurethane.
I just love the combination of the new with the old, isn’t it so pretty?
I’m not usually a fan of the “chippy” trend, but these old finials just had that look about them. It was not in my nature to leave them alone, but in the end I’m glad that I did.
It’s so unique and I love the character the finial feet provide.