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Repurposed Trivet for Wall Storage & Decor

Nothing sparks more inspiration than a boring wood trivet, right? Yeah…and I’m sure you think I just checked out of the funny farm. Well, you’re in for a treat as I wow you with my amazing upcycling skills for this repurposed trivet project! {{triumphal music plays}}

Thrifted Trivet Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

When I spy this at the thrift store, I am taken by the blonde wood. It’s sleek, stylish, and serves a purpose. That checks off all the tipping points for me. However, storing something this size can be difficult for some. So, why not give it a higher purpose…literally.

DIY TIME

First, I need to make this my own, so I do away with that signature label on the corner with wood filler.

Applying Wood Filler to Trivet Logo | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Meanwhile, I flip the trivet over to add keyhole hardware.

Keyhole Hardware for Hanging Repurposed Trivet | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

This hardware is a great way to mount a light or heavy item to a wall with a flush finish. Just make sure you attach them in a level fashion. Also, notice I left the rubber feet on the bottom. You’ll see why in a bit.

Mounted Keyhole Hardware on Repurposed Trivet by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

After adding hardware and the filler cures, I sand it down I decide to add a bit of color to a few of the slats. Yes, I am an avid lover of all things blue (or green or…)

Painting Trivet Slats | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I’m aiming to liven up this trivet enough to use it in decor, but also leave a nod to the wood as well.

NEXT STEPS

Next, there’s one more piece to this repurposed trivet puzzle. I’ve dressed it up, added hardware, but now it’s time to add even more function. For that, I dig into my luan scrap pieces and cut two of each size. Then, I glue them together and let that cure.

Gluing Luan Pieces for Repurposed Trivet Decor | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Once they cure, I use my clothing iron and this veneer edging to make them into a finished unified piece of wood. You can see how I’ve used this edging on these past projects HERE.

Iron-On Veneer Edging for Repurposed Trivet by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Just iron on and trim. Then, sand it down to your liking. Isn’t that easy? Finally, to finish it off, I apply a few coats of poly to the trivet and the new pieces I’ve created.

THE REVEAL

Here is my repurposed trivet turned wall decor with a little bit more function and fun. Four shelves that are adjustable, but also serve another purpose.

Wooden Repurposed Trivet Wall Shelf with Accessories by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #boho #modernfarmhouse #kitchen

Repurposed Wall Shelf from Thrifted Trivet by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #boho

First, you can stash away your table goodies and display it as decor. Then, here’s the fun part…

Removing Repurposed Trivet Shelf for Table Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #reclaimed #kitchen #homedecor

Upcycled Wooden Trivet Set by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #diy #boho

Not only does the trivet serve as wall decor, but still as a trivet. Additionally, you have two coasters and two more trivets. Yeehaw!!

Modern Wooden Mug Coaster by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #boho #entertaining

Boho Style Trivet Decor - DIY Home by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #kitchen #serving #home

Then, when you’re done entertaining or just enjoying some quiet time, stick it all back up on the wall and enjoy.

Side View of Repurposed Trivet Shelf by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #repurposed #boho

It’s fun to make a story-telling home by creating it yourself. Likewise, if you’d like to add this set to your home story, you can find it and more available in my online shop.

  • Vintage Farmhouse Bench in Rustic Green available at Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #shopping #furniture
    Vintage Farmhouse Bench ~ $275

In addition, let’s inspire others by sharing and pinning. DIY is fun!

Wow! A thrifted find becomes so much more. A repurposed trivet is turned into wasll decor with more function than before. See it at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #diy #upcycled #boho

Up next, it’s Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time! Head here to see.

Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series hosted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Come learn to create for you and your home | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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Also, more DIY decor like my repurposed trivet:

DIY Repurposed Wall Clock made from two broken vintage tiered stands. Upcycling Fun! Full details by Larissa at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #diy #farmhouse #home #homedecor #homedecorideasDon't toss out those old cutting boards. See how Larissa of Prodigal Pieces took these repurposed cutting boards a whole new life. See the details at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #trashure #farmhouse #homedecor

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    You are a magician!! 🎩🪄🐇
    What a pretty, unique and very useful transformation!!! 💕

    • Larissa says

      I don’t know about that, but I do have fun! Thank you for the “hug”, Rebecca.

  2. Becky says

    That’s creative! I like it!!!

    • Larissa says

      Woot, woot! Thanks so much, Becky! This was a fun brain game for me.

  3. Mary says

    Oh gosh, for cute – I love it! and then to see more purposes for the little shelves…wow! As usual, I didn’t see it coming 🙂 You have such a gift for design! Thank you for sharing with us. And for the giveaway too 🙂 (I love what I recently purchased from you too…wish I knew how to share a photo of where it is hanging here at home, but I’m not that techy yet 🙂

    • Larissa says

      You’ve made my day, Mary. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time. I write for my readers and hearing from them means the world.

  4. Marie B. says

    What a clever repurpose, Larissa! I love it as a modern wall shelf but adore how it can still be used as a trivet with bonus coasters. Pinned

    • Larissa says

      Had to do something with it as I love the wood tone. Thanks, Marie!

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