Saturday, December 29, 2012

TV Tray Makeover

flowers from my hubby
the chocolate brown accents
their bright colors so well!

Christmas goodies from the neighbors

Pooh Bear wearing his ghost costume from Halloween
My four year old just had to take a pic! 

Step One: wash off
Step Two: lightly sand and wipe off

Husband "borrowed" these from
his mom...about 11 years ago.

Safe to say they're ours now. 
Step Three: spray paint until satisfied with coverage. I used 1 and 1/2 cans for both trays and the stand.

Dual™ Paint + Primer
Krylon Duel Paint and Primer:
Leather Brown 

Well worn top. 
Step Four: Decorate!
Step Five: Seal (I used polyurethane since we'll be eating off of these.)

Mixed some acrylic paints that I already had on hand. Then dipped the brush into different parts of the container to create the painted effect I was looking for. 

Map and Compass
This was the inspiration for my tv trays. Found here.

Did I mention that I'm a novice painter? Thought of making a stencil...but it was just easier to attack it right out. Not to shabby.

TV Tray #1 

TV Tray #2


  1. Great idea, I have the same trays, I should do something like this with mine. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  2. They turned out wonderful! Great job!
    Saw you linking at All Star Block Party
    Debbie :)

  3. Very cute! I have a set of tv trays that need a little something...thanks for the inspiration! And thank for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  4. Thanks so much for sharing this creative project at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Happy New Year!


  5. Featuring you today! Thanks for linking up to my weekly creative link party :)

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  6. What a great idea! I have some TV trays that could use a little updating too! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for linking up to the Farmhouse Style Blog Hop!

  7. Hi Audra. That is adorable. Thank you for sharing. I am visiting from the oldie but goodie hop.