We use our TV trays a lot at our house.
They are so convenient to pull up as a desk for homework or a snack while watching a favorite movie.
I don’t want to keep them hidden in a closet anymore so I made one that fits in with our home decor.
These natural pine TV trays came in a set of four.
I painted this one white…
I didn’t even sand it first. I used Bin primer – lots of it. Then my 2X cover spray paint.
Once it all dried…
I used my Cricut to print out a saying.
(I would use stencils here but I can not find them anywhere since I started packing for my move)
Since I wanted this piece to look really old and look as if it has had a few layers of paint that have worn, I took a sponge roller with some wall touch up color and lightly rolled it all around the tray.
Then I scraped it while wet and once it dries – sand it a lot!
It’s OK if my words come up – they are there so I can trace where they were once I remove them.
Then I sand more…
Apply some Dark Walnut stain to the wood areas that come through the paint and rub quickly with a towel or T-shirt. This is a good time to have baby oil on hand to help it blend but….I can’t find mine.
So I used…
Murphy Oil Soap…it worked OK. It took more paint off than I wanted it to but –
it looks fine.
I retraced where the words were with my permanent black paint pen.
Once it was dry – I sanded it too.
There it is…
Let it be..
This saying is one of my amazing friend’s favorite quote.
When I pull out this tray and read that I will think of her.
See another makeover of a TV Tray HERE.