How to Make Trivets
Hello everyone – Happy Thursday 🙂 Let’s talk about how to make trivets.
When serving hot dishes, these little hunks of iron, can be both functional and pretty. You can use them for the hot pot, or as a decorative feature on a side table like we did. Trivets are functional kitchen items that can protect your dining table, or your expensive kitchen counters!
Today, I decided to use up some more scrap wood and make a quick project where I could show you how to make trivets. Yesterday, our DIY Picture Frame was made from the same scrap wood pile, and featured on Bob Vila Nation. We always find it a great thing when you can use up scraps and make something functional at the same time. 🙂
We simple took a small piece of wood, 3/4″ PureBond furniture grade scrap that was already the perfect size and shape. We added some of our left over planking from our DIY Bench project and attached after trimming the wood with our Ryobi Miter Saw, and using our Ryobi nail gun, and Titebond wood glue. We added a small piece of left over square scrap to the inside, the added a left over piece of decorative molding from the Home Depot around the outside cutting on 45 degree angels.
Using Annie Sloan Chalk paint in, Old White, French Linen, and Versailles complementing each other in a stripped pattern, followed by the old white on the outside ring. I then added three decorative iron keys I purchased for $3.00 each when I visited the Bug Store on one of our Hello I Live Here field trips.
Look at this great piece? It’s pretty stunning if I do say so myself 😉 Functional, fun, and beautiful piece of art all at once. But the best thing, we made this project completely from scraps and I got to use the keys I bought over 3 months ago! How great is that 🙂
I hope you enjoyed our post tonight on how to make trivets. Thanks for stopping by Hello I Live Here – We love when you visit and Leave us comments. See ya next post!