A TV tray makeover – take ’em outside!
Our family is a camping family. Starting in March of this year (I know – we were NUTS!), our camping season began.
We have a travel trailer, and like any good upcycler, I love to think of ways that I can “glamp” up the campsite with used and thrifted goods.
We often sit around the campfire with our friends and kidlets and eat dinner, roast marshmallows or just have good long conversations. I had been searching for side-tables that were lightweight, but would also add some personality to the campsite.
Then…I stumbled upon these TV trays.
You probably recognize these from your memory bank. They’re faux-wood with landscape scenes sweeping across the trays. I got them from a woman who was cleaning out a barn.
A BARN. That’s where these trays lived.
Needless to say, they were very inexpensive.
This stuff is the workhorse of spray paint. It gets amazing coverage and I love its metallic sheen.
I admit, at first, I was discouraged. As I was working in the craft room while the paint dried, I had a realization.
I could fix this!
This wallpaper acts just like contact paper (which would also work very well on this project) – it’s easy to take up if you’ve applied it on a weird angle. It also has a durable finish, which is perfect for wiping up spills and drink rings.
I used a craft knife to trim the wallpaper and then I applied it.
If you don’t have a cutting machine – you can use wall decals in place of the vinyl. They’ll work essentially the same way, and can be found in nearly any DIY or decor store.
As in, “Why didn’t you make more with the cute sayings? I like those ones. You should get more TV trays.”
Have you ever imagined that your husband would ask you to get more TV trays?
I was flabbergasted. This is exciting! I’m granted permission to scour my local UsedEverywhere listings again.
The blue TV trays turned out very sweet. I think I will leave them at home for nights on the patio.
Who knew that TV trays could be this fabulous? Don’t let those listings pass you by. Snap them up while the gettin’s cheap!
Find TV tables on your local Household>Accessories Category by searching for “tv trays,” “tray tables” and “folding tray tables.”
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