I can't tell you the number of ideas and inspiration I get from reading other design blogs. You can check out some of my favorites to the right on the sidebar menu. One of my favs is Dwellings by Devore. Her totally practical and chic approach to decorating and diy is fantastic.
The other day I was totally inspired to "borrow" the acrylic lucite-look tray she made. You can check out her post HERE, but I wanted to share how I used it in my recent project.
First off, the project was too simple and too inexpensive not to try.
An acrylic frame, some Mod Podge and paper/fabric of my choice. As suggested in Dwelling by Devore's post, I picked all of these up a Michael's with a 40% off coupon. You know how they like a coupon. Lol!
I opted for these burlap sheets that I thought were pretty cool. Didn't even know they made these.
I followed the simple process of coating the front of the frame/bottom of the tray with Mod Podge...
...and simply adhered the burlap sheets (cutting them to size) to the tray. I made certain to ensure that the edges were glued down, especially since burlap frays.
The Mod Podge dries clear so don't panic, it looks bad at first. In the end, you've got a lovely acrylic tray that mimics the look of much more expensive lucite options.
So, how does the tray come in to yesterday's revealed project?
My client had an unused spot in her kitchen that seemed like a great place to incorporate some additional storage. We were able to find a vintage piece that was the perfect size that offered great storage. With the help of The Painted Chair and the addition of a vintage chalkboard, a mercury glass lamp and the DIY tray, it took on a whole new attitude.
Super simple, super cheap, super chic! I saw it, I liked it, I did it...and so can you!