The Trendy Sparrow: DIY: How to make a gold bar tray

Monday, October 13, 2014

DIY: How to make a gold bar tray

As some of you already know, I love bar carts. I mean I might as well be Donald Daper as much I love messing with my home bar cart...well without the drinking problem. Anyways...I've been doing a lot of DIY projects in my home lately trying to keep everything super cute while not breaking the bank. Besides, who wants a carbon copy of everything anyway?

This tray project is one of my favorites thus far! Not only does it look chic and expensive, but it only took 20 minutes and $10 to make!


Materials you need:
- A basic tray (I got mine at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $3!! So naturally, I bought 2.)
- Gold leaf paint ( I used Liquid Leaf in classic gold)
- Paint primer (or white paint)
- Soft bristle paint brush


Step 1: Paint the entire tray white (not fully pictured). I used a white paint primer. The gold leaf paint doesn't work all that well directly on the tray. The leaf jar recommends you paint with a white base coat to make the leaf show up better.

Step 2: Paint on the gold leaf liquid using a soft bristle brush. It dries VERY QUICKLY so don't just let it sit. You also only need one coat. It shows up really well and covers completely.


Step 3: Let it dry.

Step 4: Decorate it with all sorts of cuties! You can purchase all of my bar cart related art prints here.

Purchase this 'Happy Hour' art print here


For more ideas, check out my Pinterest Board of DIY crafts and ideas and Bar Cart decor ideas.

Check out my Etsy Store, The Trendy Sparrow, for wedding paper goods and chic art prints.

Thanks for reading, dolls! Come back for more!

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