I ran into a little issue earlier this week when I came across this Target tray:
I became instantly obsessed with the bright turquoise and girly curves. The not so thrifty part of me wanted to throw this sucker in the cart instantly, but thrifty me knew that I had to follow the shopping rules... I couldn't buy it unless I had a need or purpose for it. So, that's when I spent 15 minutes standing in the aisles of Target trying to come up with a way that I could use this tray.
Thanks to a little fabric talk earlier this week, I already had the upcoming office redo on my brain. Somehow I knew that it would fit in perfectly. I would just use a sticky wall mouting strip from my stash (free thanks to a race sponsored by 3M)...
...and hang it up on the wall.
The plastic of the tray might not be so perfect for food, but it's great for using as a dry erase board:
Maybe I'll decide to whip out my Sharpie and create a more permanent dry erase calendar...
I'll probably leave that decision until it's time to tackle the office.
PS You really can't beat this price tag! Now that you have a reason to buy it, go pick one up from the Dollar Spot today :).
Oh, and it wasn't very hard for me to come up with a reason why I needed this cute Liberty of London dress... and it's called "spring."
Anyone else instantly gravitate towards this tray? Did you get anything from the Liberty of London collection?
In case you're wondering, yes the dry erase marker comes off very easily from the plastic. I even left a test mark on it overnight to make sure that it would work as well as a dry erase board. If there's any haze or residue, Windex should pick it right up.
PS I'm linking this $2.50 Dollar Spot project up with Living With Lindsay's $5 Challenge.