I've been obsessing over gold, sequins and chevron lately. I especially love the trays that hold trinkets and such. I've seen quite a few on interior design sites just sitting happily on tables and nightstands that I decided I wanted to make one.
I was in Joann's recently and I saw a small unfinished tray that I wanted to play with. I wanted the chevron design and I wanted it in GOLD.
So this little project was actually really inexpensive. I already had a few of the supplies (white spray paint and paint brushes) which kept the cost down. Total investment: under $10. If I hadn't had the spray paint and brushes, the cost would probably been close to $20. But hey - that is still cheaper than if I were to buy one.
Step 1: Spray paint the tray (I used white flat paint) and let dry. An hour is good.
Step 2: Use blue painters tape to create your chevron design. I measured the length and centered the middle chevron point. I centered it directly in the middle. I did use a pencil and measured with a ruler. One thing to keep in mind with the painters tape is that paint might bleed - so be prepared for touch-ups and a steady hand (oh and those reading glasses - let's just say LIFESAVER!).
Step 3: Once your tray is taped, paint the white space. One thing I didn't realize is the amount of coats you will need to get good coverage. The paint does dry quickly so by the time I was done, I could start all over again. When all was said and done - the tray has about 5 coats of paint. When I took the picture, I could really see the areas that still needed to be painted.
Step 4: Remove the blue tape. You will need a smaller brush for touch up. I also repainted the white space. I wanted the interior sides to be gold so painted that.
Step 5: Time for black sequins. I wanted to add a little something something to the tray to add a little pizzazz. This required glue, tweezers, black sequins and reading glasses (so I could see). I found a font that I liked, printed it to make a template, outlined it directly on the tray and got out the glue. I used the glue in sections. I didn't want to glue the entire area at once for fear parts would dry.
Step 6: Style your tray!! The finished product!! I couldn't be happier with it. It looks great sitting on my dresser holding my perfume, rings, sunglasses and such.
I started this project on Saturday afternoon and finished it up with the exception of the sequins that night. This morning I went right to work on the sequins. So what do you think?