DIY Boho Chic Jewelry Tray From a Plastic Serving Tray
I have a fun tutorial on how to transform a plastic serving tray into a boho-chic jewelry tray using paint! Since gold has made a big comeback I had to incorporate it into this piece and love how it turned out. These would make for a great home decor piece as well, a catch-all at your front door, key holder, spare change, so many options!
It’s thrift store decor day!
We have some wonderful new bloggers joining our group so If you are new around here, Welcome! We get together on the second Wednesday of every month and share our thrift store makeovers. So be sure to scroll all the way to the end to see the amazing makeovers!
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I scored this cute little frog plate for 25 cents!!!
Krylon Spray Paint Cover Max in the color ballet slipper
Krylon K01501, White
Deco Art metallic glorious gold
How to Paint Plastic
I always say there are three important steps for painting any type of plastic: prep, prime, and paint.
Clean your item thoroughly with warm water and mild dish soap, dry with a towel. Wipe down the entire surface with rubbing alcohol and allow to dry.
To help the paint stick better, scuff-sand the surface with 200-grit sandpaper.
Prime: Next you are going to want to prime the whole surface, use paints that are specifically formulated to adhere to plastics, I love Krylon spray paint that is specific for plastic. I spraypainted the whole tray white.
Paint: Use top-quality acrylic paint and/or spray paint designed for plastics. I used a combination of both.
After the primer dried, I blocked off areas with painter’s tape and added different colors in each section until I was happy with the look. You will have to do this in sections and allow for drying time based on the paint you used.
Once a section is dry, unmask the tape and block another section.
A few places ran through so I simply re-taped and painted over the run-off area.
Lastly, I gave it a coat of polyurethane to protect the tray.
1. Boho Chic Jewelry Tray – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
2. Thrifted Child’s Wall Easel to Wall Decor – Organized Clutter
3. Sand and Seashells Beach Jar Idea – Petticoat Junktion
4. Refresh Bathroom Vanity Light – Shop at Blu
5. Boys Rocking Chair – My Repurposed Life
6. Coastal Coasters – Sadie Seasongoods
7. Upcycled Shutter Angel – House of Hawthornes
8. Large Farmhouse Metal Basket – Domestically Speaking
9. Outdoor Coffee Table Makeover – Our Southern Home
10. Easy Cake Stand – Reinvented Delaware
More Plastic Makeovers:
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Wow! I was having a hard time seeing how you could possibly make Senior Frog look good, but you did it! Love the paint combinations your used!
I love the makeover. Great job!
Thank you so much!
I love how this turned out! This would be so pretty on my daughter’s dresser. The colors you selected are lovely.
Thank you Christy!
Kristen, just wow! I love that you saw past the kitschy design. That is a nice size and shaped tray. And now it’s beautiful! I’m so happy to be on this tour with you!
Thank you so much and I’m so glad you have joined us!
This *ALMOST* makes me want to move into a dorm again just to show it off. ALMOST, though, not really. 😉 Seriously fab makeover, girl!
I appreciate that Sarah, I’ll be reliving the good ole dorm days through my kids lol
So cute!!! i love the paint colors you picked.
Thank you Maryann!
You painted over the frog!!?? Just kidding, he had to go!! Such a modern boho vibe to this piece with your design. Pinned!
Sorry frogs lol, thank you so much and I am so glad you have joined our group!!!
I collect frogs so would have to find a different tray (sorry Cindy and Kristin) – lol! Love the project!
I still love frogs though 🙂 We get a ton in our yard from a neighbors pond they are so cute!
You did an amazing paint makeover with your tray. It is gorgeous!
Thank you so much Kippi!
Big improvement! I never would have guessed the tray started out with that frog graphic!
Love this amazing paint makeover! Looks Great!!
Thank you so much, Christy!!