Giving these old TV Tray Tables a fresh new look with a simple makeover means they won’t be hidden away now. I’ve had these trays for years and they do come in handy at times, but they were in need of a new look. A couple of coats of paint and stencils took them from looking old and dated to fresh and new.
I see these stands at thrift stores frequently and I always think about how I should do something with mine to make them look like they belong with my decor instead of feeling like they should be kept behind doors. After their makeover, I’m now happy to pull them out for use.
This post is sponsored by HomeRight, but opinions and reviews are my own.
I’ve used the Super Finish Max Sprayer on several pieces and I absolutely love it. It’s easy to get just the right spray for every project. Clean up for the sprayer is easy and using the HomeRight Spray Shelter keeps the area around the project clean.
The size of the medium shelter is very large. I’m looking forward to using it for a few larger furniture pieces that are next in line for makeovers. Using the HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer was a time saver and I got great coverage easily for the top and bottom of the tray tables.
Before painting, I cleaned and dusted the tray tables. Since these were mine and not thrift store finds they didn’t need much cleaning, so I didn’t need to use my usual TSP cleaner for furniture pieces. I gave both tables one full coat of white paint and allowed it to dry and followed up with a second coat.
I’m going to have these in my sun room and most of the pieces of furniture in that room have been distressed. I used my palm sander around the edges of the trays and along the legs to lightly distress both tray tables.
I wanted to dress them up a little though so I opted to stencil them both with shell stencils.
How To Paint a Stencil on Old TV Tray Tables
- Position Stencil and secure with painter’s tape
- Use a spouncer brush to apply dark shade of paint
- Use second spouncer to apply lighter shade of paint
- Allow to dry and remove stencil
I had both the starfish and the sand dollar stencils on hand as well as the Waverly Chalk Paint in Rhubarb. The top coat is Craft Smart Chalky Acrylic Paint in Deep Peach that I had left over from my vanity makeover.
To protect the tables from spills or watermarks, they were sprayed with Minwax Polycrylic Matte Protective Finish Spray.
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TV Tray Tables Makeover