Make These Sleek DIY Storage Trays and Say Goodbye to Clutter

blue painted storage tray

Making a set of bold, colorful trays is a great way to add a pop of fresh energy to your coffee table. And with this DIY, it’s super affordable. Get ready to get organized in style!

Painted Storage Trays

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Unfinished wood trays
  • Sand paper
  • Gloss spray paint & primer in one (we used Rust-oleum Deep Turquoise)
  • Small corner brackets
  • Metallic spray paint
  • E6000 glue
  • Instructions

    1. Start by Sanding

    two wooden storage trays

    Start with your unfinished trays on a work surface. Use the sand paper to smooth out the surface as needed. When you’re finished, brush away any dust that’s left behind.

    2. Gloss It and Prime It

    painted storage tray

    Make sure the trays are in a well-ventilated area and break out your spray can. To save on time, we used a two-in-one gloss spray paint and primer. Simply coat all sides of each tray with the spray paint and set them aside to dry. You’re going to need to add a couple of coats to get a deep, rich color. Then let it dry thoroughly.

    3. Paint the Brackets

    four metal brackets

    Coat your brackets with metallic spray paint to give ’em an extra shine. Again, make sure you’re doing this in a well-ventilated area. When the hardware is coated, set it aside to dry.

    4. Glue ‘Em Down

    finished blue storage trays

    Use strong glue, such as E600, to secure the hardware to the corners of the trays. Once the glue is dry, feel free to de-clutter your space with your snazzy new trays!

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