Saturday, January 29, 2011

Colossal ~Stair Tread~ Trivet


My husband and I love to have our families over for Christmas dinner. And, as is often the case with this type of gathering, there are quite a few hot items on the
menu. To protect our counter top we made a giant trivet that can hold several crock pots and other hot serving dishes. This is what we came up with.

It's a stair tread! I just put some poly on it and it was good to go for easy cleanup. Then we attached some large ball feet and put sticky back protectors on the bottom.

The height of the feet make it possible to thread a power cord underneath and we can neatly tuck the appliance cords away. This is important with a peninsula, because little ones could potentially go to the other side and get a hold of a cord if these were loose.

It's also just the right size so that while you're serving, you can set your plate down on the counter. This makes getting a giant serving of pasta a lot easier. Unfortunately, the crock pots in this post are empty and for demonstration purposes only :).

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  1. That is such a smart idea! And the power strip underneath is pretty much genius! Well done!

  2. Hi Jane, I have the pleasure of being your "linky neighbor" over at Funky Junk Interiors :) What a clever idea, and just the right size too! I love it, I'm always looking for attractive ways to bring my crock pot into the buffet and safely so. I also find I'm folding dish towels or using pot holders at times to put something hot on the counter or table. This is fantastic, and you know what? I've not seen this project done before on any other blog, well done, tami

  3. The is really a great idea: practical & inexpensive I have just become a friend and follower and hope you will stop by. I'm having a $30 gift card giveaway (ends Sunday).

  4. What a great idea! Anything to make getting pasta easier is alright in my book! :)

  5. What a clever way to hide those cords! I'm going to have to add this project to Sexy Nerd's 'to do' list :)

  6. I like this! It's a very doooable project for anybody, even craft challenged Mel's Cabin...Thank you..

  7. Love that idea. Don't have a counter here that it would work on, but wondering if I can get the church handyman to make one for the church coffee bar.

  8. I love this idea! I can picture this trivet running down the center of the table at a large family gathering. Thanks for linking up!!

  9. This is GENIUS! Super cool!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

  10. Wow!! This is such a great idea...and hiding those cords is the best!

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