Nautical TV Tray Makeover

5 Materials
4 Hours

Do you remember these TV trays? Maybe you still have them tucked away in the corner and only use them once in a blue moon. Here’s a fun idea…Turn them into a side table! I'll show how I turned mine into a side table for a nautical-themed bedroom.
If you don't have one, they are easy to find at a thrift store... Very Boring and begging for some personality.
First, prime the table with a gray Rust-Oleum primer and let it dry. Then spray it with a navy-blue Rust-Oleum satin paint. Let it dry.
You’re going to need 4 screw eyes for the corners of the table.  Make a hole with a small pick so you can screw in the screw eyes. I just taped a small hole to get it started.
Then I used a screwdriver to turn it until it was screwed in all the way. It was to hard to do with my fingers.
Once you have all 4 screw eyes in, cut a piece of rope long enough to go around the entire table. Make sure each end meets so you can glue it together. Also, make sure the rope fits in the eye of the screw. If you decide to use a thicker rope you will have to by bigger screw eyes.
My blog post has a quick video on how I attached the rope. After I glued it I also added some duct tape so it would be more secure. Then I glued the twine around the duct tape to hide the duct tape. Then the last step I glued some more rope around the bottom.
How cute is this table? I also made a nautical lamp.
And here is the nautical bedroom reveal! We used so many fun coastal items as decor and even painted a compass mural! And this little table is just perfect.

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  • Cheryl Phan
    on May 30, 2019

    What a great idea. I'd love to see it.

  • Lisa West
    on Jun 3, 2019

    This is really cute. It definitely doeant take days to finish either. Spray paint is the best. Lol. Thank you sharing. This is a wonderful idea to upgrade an item.

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