DIYdiy projects

DIY Project: Mirror Tray

by Grace Bonney

DesignSponge Mirror Tray  2
The second I heard there was a spray that could turn clear surfaces into mirrors I was intrigued. Struck by how many possibilities there are for such a product, I got to work dreaming up some off-the-wall ways to use this remarkable mirroring spray. I created these geometric mirrored trays in just a few easy steps. They’re quick and simple so let’s get started! –Megan

The full how-to after is after the jump!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Krylon Looking Glass Spray

-A clear plexiglass tray

-A can of clear topcoat

-A can of colored spray paint (I used green)

-Painter’s tape


1. Using painter’s tape, mask off a geometric shape on the underside of your tray. Be sure to cover the sides so that you don’t end up with color in unexpected places. Next, coat the surface with the spray paint. Once the paint is dry, remove the tape.

2. Coat the exterior of the tray with the looking-glass spray. The spray goes on grayish, taking on a mirrored finish as it dries. Repeat this process 3 or 4 times to create an even finish.

Tip: The looking-glass spray is like spray paint, so be sure to work in a well-ventilated space or even outside if you can.

3. To protect the mirrored surface I sprayed a clear poly topcoat on the exterior of the tray. Just be sure that the mirrored finish is completely dry before you do this step; otherwise you could destroy the effect.

For more fun mirrored-glass projects, check out my Weekend Decorator column on the One Kings Lane blog!

Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.