coastal decor and crafts

10/17/11

Ikea Hack -A Tray to Sea with Mosaic Tiles

Check out my Ikea hack -a tray to sea with mosaic tiles!

Ikea hack with tray
For the longest time I wanted to do something creative with my KLACK Ikea Wood Tray. It was plain white on the inside and showing wear and tear.


wood tray
First, the bottom of the tray needed to be reinforced with a piece of plywood. My husband's handy work!

small mosaic tiles
We had some 12x12 mosaic tiles left from our shower redo, so I peeled off the mini squares to create a mosaic that spelled out SEA.

Ikea tray
After sanding the inside I laid out the design.

tray with mosaic tiles
Once all the tiles were glued on (with hot glue), I took my Ikea hack tray outside for the messy part -grouting! This was last week and it was warm and sunny.

grouting mosaic
I used premixed grout.

how to grout mosaic tiles
The trick here is not to wash away the grout. Make sure the sponge is not too wet. For a thorough cleaning wait til grout is completely dry.

Ikea tray hack with mosaic tiles
Et voilĂ . My completed Ikea hack! And the Kitchen Island is from Ikea as well!

15 comments:

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

You had a great idea and did a lovely job. Thanks for the tutorial.

Kathi said...

Oooooh! I love this! :D

Wax Beach Artist said...

Great job altering the tray, very pretty!

Della said...

What a fantastic remake of your tray! So very clever, and pretty, too!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how clever, Maya! I love the sea tray.

I had bought a tray just like that to use with a bowl that got smashed. It has a pretty turquoise color. I thought I could do a mosaic of sorts. But this is just wonderful! I might have to try somethng like this for St. Augustine. Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila

Sharon Lovejoy said...

VERY nice do-over...ten times better than the original. Love it.

All joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Heidiopia said...

So cool, Maya! Love it-- makes me want to trek downtown to Ikea!
Heidi :)

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Oh, wonderful project! I'm so glad you popped over to Dandelion House and left me a note and followed so I could find you! My hubby sells stone ( and glass tiles) we have a boat load of it in the basement saved for projects and I love love love your SEA Tray! I'm looking forward to perusing your blog further for more sea style inspirations!
Happy Creating!
Deb

Sherri said...

I love that tray!! How ingenious!!

once in a blue moon said...

that looks wonderful~

michelle said...

That turned out beautiful Maya, I love the colors.
xo

indiansummer said...

Very cute! I have a tray I've been meaning to mosaic, too.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

So cool-well done Maya.

Lili said...

Oh I love it Maya!! We always use trays here and mine are getting pretty shabby lately too. I may have to copy this. And I think I spy some lovely seashells surrounding your candle tray. ~Lili

vicki said...

Maya- gotta love this! Super cute- and crafty. You did a great job with the tutorial--
Vicki