Hello all! I’m Alexis, and I blog about my latest crafting, home DIYing, and crocheting adventures at Persia Lou. I am so, so excited to be a new creative contributor here at Oh My! Creative, and today I’m pretty stoked to share my latest success: my DIY Studded Lacquer Tray.
I spotted an acrylic box picture frame that was the right size and shape, but this thing had seen better days. It was scratched and cracked and sad. The Salvation Army wanted fifty cents for it, and, honestly, I felt like I was paying too much. I mean. Look at the thing:
I really wasn’t sure how the whole thing was going to pan out, but I took my brush and acrylic paint and just went for it. Three coats of paint got everything really opaque and covered up. I was amazed that the scratches and crack totally disappeared.
At this point, the paint would scratch off the frame pretty easily if I wasn’t careful, but I felt confident the lacquer would give it a nice, durable finish. I found a clear spray lacquer near the model making supplies at my local craft store, and gave it a try.
A few coats of spray lacquer later, I was feeling pretty good about my fifty cent frame. Not too shabby! To add a bit more interest, I whipped out my hot glue gun and added a row of gold iron-on studs to the outside of the tray. I used a ruler as a guide to space the studs out somewhat evenly.
And that was it! Paint, lacquer, studs. My tray was all ready to look pretty holding the little Nate Berkus box that I scored on clearance and kind of love.