DIY Metallic Painted Desk Tray

~Silver and Gold~


Metallic painted Desk Tray


As you know, I’m working on my home office and I found this great fabric for my curtains. I love the look of metals in home decor and I have really been going back and forth on whether to do silver or gold in my office. With the curtain fabric, I could really do either…and I like both…so I decided to do both!

I found this great wooden divided tray at a flea market over spring break. It was only $2.00…so why not. I decided to create a metallic painted desk tray.

metallic painted desk tray

I chose Americana Gloss Enamels Metallic paint in Glorious Gold and Shimmering Silver. At first I thought about doing a layered effect, like I did on the legs of this footstool. I decided against that, preferring to do something a little different.

Metallic Painted Desk Tray

I decided to do the gold on the inside and the silver on the outside.

metallic painted Desk Tray

I love it! I get the best of both metallics and I love the depth that the two colors give the tray.

metallic painted Desk Tray

The different sizes of the divided compartments are great. I filled it with note paper, pens, markers, scissors and some fun things too.

metallic painted Desk Tray

It’s a great little desk organizer. It has style and function!

metallic painted Desk Tray

I found the great initial stamps at Michael’s and the vintage Pins tin is from England. I found it at a great flea market there.

metallic painted Desk Tray Pins

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A desk should be functional and beautiful. My little $2.00 desk tray does the trick!

metallic painted Desk Tray

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  1. That’s great Leslie! Love the look. And I’m having a small crush on that pin container!
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  2. JaneEllen says:

    Your desk tray is fantastic, love that you used the gold and silver. I’ll have to look for that paint very soon. Love Americana paints. Think if you put that little pins tin for sale, you’d have to take a number to select who you’d sell it to. We all love it. Great patina. Perfect spot to find your desk goodies. Great job

  3. I love this Leslie! It turned the tray into something so elegant and upscale!
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  4. What a pretty little organizer you have, Leslie! I like your choice of paint colors, too.
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  5. What a beautiful tray! I love the look of the two-tone metallics!
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  6. Beautiful! The gold on the inside adds SO much! I love that cool tray. Thanks for linking it up to Ditto DIY today!
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  7. Hi that looks really cool. I have been putting off painting a cabinet in a metallic, but seeing the finish on your tray I think I’ll go for it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. I love this Leslie! I have a silverware tray I want to do this too! It turned out beautiful! Thanks for linking it up!


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