Paint & Monogram a TV Tray

 TV trays are so useful. We have a set of four pine trays from a “big box store”. 
Doesn’t everybody have this same set?

To give this light pine wood table an “update” I used my Cricut to print out a letter printed on vinyl.
 Painted it black with chalk paint using a roll and back brush technique. I used  spray paint for the under side.
Once the paint was dry – I  peeled off the vinyl letter and sanded the edges. By wiping a dark stain into the exposed wood – I got the dark wood look I wanted.
When I fold the tray to store – the “B” is not upside down (I have done that before).
Topped with clear wax makes it have a “finished” look.

Computer stand, drink tray or perfect for smore night on the deck.
You can view another TV Tray makeover HERE.

Sharing with: The Charm of Home, Liz Marie, Funky Junk Interiors

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Amy Kinser
May 1, 2013 12:44 am

It looks so much better. You always do the greatest upcycle projects.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
May 1, 2013 12:49 am

LOVE IT!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage
May 1, 2013 1:15 am

Wow, much better! I have never owned TV trays, but I must admit I do love eating in front of the TV. 🙂

Laurie
May 1, 2013 1:18 am

I have this same set, and have been thinking how to change them, this is great!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
May 1, 2013 2:00 am

Great idea for those wood trays, Holly! I did have a set of 4 in a holder but gave it to my son for his apartment when we moved. My husband has been mentioning getting more. I would definitely want to paint them and I really like the monogram idea.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living

I really like the way you did the monogram!

Korrie@RedHenHome
May 1, 2013 3:15 am

Super cute!

Christine Vandormolen
May 1, 2013 4:05 am

Very cute…we used to have that set…now I'm sad it's gone…..

Laurel@chippingwithcharm
May 1, 2013 11:57 am

Smart thinking!! We sold a set just like that at a garage sale a couple years ago…shoot…

chateau chic
May 1, 2013 12:06 pm

Very chic!! Love the way you updated your tv trays!! I wouldn't be tucking those away anymore now that they are so fun and versatile with their new look.Mary Alice

Cynthia
May 1, 2013 2:42 pm

This is so clever, and it makes them look so sophisticated. Good job and super cute!Cynthia

Pendra
May 1, 2013 3:21 pm

Your body goes to sleep at night, but I swear your brain must work all night long! You come up with the coolest idea's using what you have almost on a daily basis, I have a light bulb moment every once in awhile! Gotta add these trays on my list for the thrift store!Hugs,Pendra

Bliss
May 1, 2013 3:26 pm

Last summer at garage sales I saw these trays a couple times, passed them by. This summer I know better.Bliss

Angela Ryder
May 1, 2013 4:52 pm

Very cute! I think I gave my set like this to my son! Hmmmm…..I think I'll steal it back! LOL!!~~Angela

lynn
May 1, 2013 9:38 pm

very cute, idea, holly:) i really like the monogram! i'm thinking i need to be on the lookout for tv trays!

Tina AtWhatWeKeep
May 2, 2013 1:27 am

TV trays make great candidates for a makeover…yours is great! Love the stained wood monogram.

reFresh reStyle
May 2, 2013 10:44 am

I love it! I really like the tip for using spray paint on the bottom. Why didn't I think of this? I've painted 2 of these, but hated painting the bottom! Debbie

Lynn
May 2, 2013 4:33 pm

I love it too! Everybody does have this set. LOL..

The Bashful Nest
May 3, 2013 2:40 am

These look great! You really have an eye for making the everyday items look special! How do,you come up,with all these ideas? I hope you have a great upcoming weekend.xoxo. Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

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Shirley@Housepitality Designs
May 7, 2013 7:26 pm

Great tray table…I love monograms of all kinds!…Such a versatile item to have!

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March 25, 2018 1:31 am

Have my set and love them!.. use them to supplement for serving, side tray on my deck, and as TV trays..love this idea to freshen their look…going to give this a whirl! Thx!!!