DIY Acrylic Tray Table

Ya'll, I've been slacking. Admittedly. I was trying to stay on my at LEAST once/week schedule, but last week through me for a loop. Because adulthood. And full time job-hood. And ladytime-hood. Anyway, today I'm sharing a super simple DIY that I did a very long time ago but haven't had the opportunity to share yet. I bought all of the supplies months ago with the intention of gifting it to a friend for her birthday. Her birthday was in January. In two days, it'll be April. Judge me. 

I really loved this lucite/acrylic side table from CB2. But for $80 + shipping - nahhhh.   

             CB2 - Acrylic Tray Table - $79.95 

             CB2 - Acrylic Tray Table - $79.95 

This project simply calls for a cheap Ikea laundry basket, a picture frame, and some basic decorative hardware from Home Depot (and some heavy duty glue). No really, dassit. 

Here's the rundown.

You'll need: 

  1. IKEA JÅLL Laundry Bag with Stand - $5.99 
  2. 16 x 20 clear acrylic box frame - I got mine from Michael's (using a 40% off coupon), but you can shop another option here
  3. 4 Gold Hardware Corners - shop them here or you can find them at your local hardware store
  4. Gold (or the color of your choice) Spray Paint
  5. E6000 or Hot Glue

The step-by-step

  1. Detach the laundry bag from the frame of the stand 
  2. Spray paint the frame 
  3. While drying, use your glue to fix the decorative corners to the frame 
  4. Once the stand is dry, attach the acrylic frame to the stand. The frame should keep the stand from folding once secured tightly. 
  5. Voila! 

This can be used as a side table or even a drink stand of sorts. If you wanted to go a step further, you could also secure hardware handles to the frame to give it another look.