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How to Make a Boot Tray

Who keeps old drawers?

Me and I’m glad that I do! Let me show you how to make a boot tray from one…
How to make a boot tray at refreshrestyle.com

I got a new pair of boots and that spurred this simple DIY boot tray. I had this drawer just waiting for a makeover. I wanted it to look like a vintage boot tray, so I added a little signage to it. I left the wood just like it was, warn and imperfect, perfect for me.

A while back I showed you how to make signs without fancy equipment. I used the same method for this project.


How to make a sign the easiest way at refreshrestyle.com

Steps as easy as 1-2-3

  • Use a word program to print out your letters.
  • Position and secure with tape, on your project.
  • Trace the letter with a pen or stylus
  • Paint desired color – I used 2 colors, one for highlighting (see photo below)
  • Sand to distress and add a top coat

This drawer had a front on it, all I did was unscrew it to remove it. I used it on another drawer to create a tray. Nothing goes unused here 😉

Old drawer used for a boot tray at refreshrestyle.com

How to create a sign no special tools needed at refreshrestyle.com

Sign painting the easy way at refreshrestyle.com

Hand painted sign made easy refreshrestyle.com

How to make a vintage boot tray with personalized signage at refreshrestyle.comHere she is sanded a little to create a vintage look and I used wax as a top coat, but you can us whatever you like.

Winter ready mud room in the garage at refreshrestyle.com

Back in the summer we created the much needed mud room area in our garage.  The top was made by a couple of my very talented friends from Savannah. We made the base, painted it and joined the two, they have lived happily ever after right here.

Garage mud room area idea at refreshrestyle.com

Yay for old drawers! And new boots 😉

Keeping it fresh!



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  1. Love it Debbie! So creative (as always)….and love your mudroom area by your garage door….

  2. You are always super creative! The boot tray looks fantastic and it is so practical. Thanks for sharing your lettering tips!

  3. What a great idea! Love it!

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