I need to decorate and set the details for the new apartment and I'm starting with my DIY version of the ZGallerie gold and white Lucite tray. I've searched high and low and have not been able to find it for purchase. I am OBSESSED with it! Naturally, since I can't purchase it, my little crafty brain goes "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!".
1. I got myself to Michael's and purchased this acrylic picture frame for $14.99. Of course I saved my 50% off coupon for this. So these frames are pretty much just a hollow plastic shell, which makes them PERFECT to use as a tray. You just turn them around, and VOILA!
4. Once your pattern is mapped out, you want to make sure you tape your edges. I forgot to mention that I did not remove the insert from the frame until I was done. I did this to protect the inside from any excess paint over spray.
5. SPRAY AWAY! I used a satin finish gold metallic spray paint. It is NOT specified for plastic, but it has worked out JUST FINE! I did about 5 very thin layers, allowing about 10 minutes of dry time in between.
Krylon spray paint in Satin finish.
After about a week of using the tray I haven't run into any hiccups. I did, however, go back and add a few layers of Krylon Acrylic Crystal Clear to protect from minor scratches.