Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Glossy DIY: Chanel Tray

The CHANEL logo is so iconic.  Graphic in classic black and white, I'm pretty sure those Cs would look good anywhere.  When I saw this fabulous tray at an antique dealer's open house right before Christmas, I wanted it.  At $250+, I also thought it looked pretty easy to DIY.  And you know what, I sure am glad I gave it a shot because I'm loving all the possibilities this little DIY process opens up.  2011 is all about possibility!  So in honor of the new year, here are the steps-
So I picked up a black lacquer tray for $10 at Target.  Then I Google imaged the Chanel logo and traced it directly from my mom's monitor.  I work from a 12" laptop which is a little smaller than I wanted the image. If you do too, just blow the image up after you trace it.
Using an Exacto knife, I cut out the logo.  Because I was at my parents' house, NYTimes magazine stood in for my cutting mat. 
Using the cut out as a stencil, I traced the image onto Frisket Film, a low tack contact paper.  The Frisket Film prevents any paint bleed out and gave my letters a pretty clean edge.
Last, I smoothed my Frisket Film over my Target tray making sure to get out any wrinkles where paint might seep out.  I taped newsprint print around the logo to cover up any exposed surface area and gave the tray a few quick coats of white spray paint.  I used Krylon Fusion for Plastic in a satin finish and let each coat dry for about 10 minutes each.
After letting the paint dry for about 2 hours (long enough for it to firm up, but short enough so it doesn't fully cure and stick to the Frisket Film), I pulled back the film and VOILA! 

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Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Looking good. Love the idea.

Sara Mueller said...

very nice! love!

Terry said...

Super and you can can't on me not to tell Chanel.

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

Pretty awesome Claire!

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Nice! Anything Chanel is a winner in my book!

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow said...

Very cool! It looks fantastic!


Dang...I love me a good "Ta Da"...and that certainly was one!

RedDirtRevival said...

very very cute!!


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