Mix Matched Tray Table Makeover

7 Materials
$20
4 Hours
Easy

A simple and easy update to my mix-matched folding TV tray tables using some leftover paint, a little chalk paint and a stencil for a special touch.

I started by cleaning the tray tables with a vinegar and water solution to remove dirt and residue.


Then I separated the tops from the bottoms to make it easier and to ensure I got better coverage. Be sure to put all screws and pieces in a plastic bag and set aside for later.

I used my Homeright Spray Shelter (which you can find at Amazon or Home Depot) and used the Homeright Finish Max paint sprayer for a more even coverage. But a roller or brush could be used if you don’t have a sprayer.

 

I did the equivalent of two coats for full coverage.

After they dried, using the stencil, a craft sponge, and chalk paint I added the lettered design.

After letting the paint dry, I chose to use polyurethane spray paint to avoid having to touch the chalk paint.


After they were completely dry, I reassembled and just marveled at how beautiful they are!

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  • Mar33573265 Mar33573265 on Aug 17, 2018

    What kind of glue do i use for one of my tray tables, one of legs came out of hole, need to glue it back but not sure what to use

  • Stavroula Dapontes Stavroula Dapontes on Sep 08, 2018

    My tables are black laminate. What can I use to cover that for a new look?

  • Tiffany Pederson Tiffany Pederson on Oct 06, 2018

    did you sand the tables first? or use any kind of primer? i want to try this project with my tables.

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