Asked on Feb 10, 2014

Ideas for reusing a old wood tv tray stand?

Sherry M.
by Sherry M.
I salvaged a wood tv tray stand from my neighbors truck as it was headed for the dump. I saw it and said, Hhm...I can do something with that. Sorry no pictures but it's the basic holder for those 4 tv tray sets. I was thinking, add a shelf, some cool paint and ta-da....plant table. Any other ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
  8 answers
  • Sue Mc Neely-Ogara Sue Mc Neely-Ogara on Feb 10, 2014
    maybe a quilt and blanket stand?
  • Sherry M. Sherry M. on Feb 10, 2014
    thank you, that's a cool idea.
  • Kirsten Veneziano Kirsten Veneziano on Feb 10, 2014
    Add some trim to the top to make a "tray" before painting. It could be a plant stand as you suggested or you could add a glass or plexi top and make a side/end table. If it's flat you could put photos under the glass or if you've added the trim it could be used as a place for mementos.
  • Sherry M. Sherry M. on Feb 11, 2014
    thank you, those are some great ideas. I'm leaning towards the side table idea....I think it will be adorable. Thanks again.
  • Rachel Rachel on Feb 11, 2014
    If you're a crafter or like to sew, you could turn it into a small ironing table. My mom quilts, so I made her this so she can iron her quilt squares without having to get up from the table every time.
    • Sherry M. Sherry M. on Feb 12, 2014
      @Rachel Thanks Rachel, that's an awesome redo great job. Mine is the tray stand that used to hold that type table. But Thank you for an idea to repurpose some of those tables I have laying around!
  • Vicki Menton Vicki Menton on Feb 12, 2014
    You could put a framed out piece of corkboard on the inside and a shelf over one side where the arms stick out and turn it into a jewelry caddy. The shelf could could bracelets, the other two arms could hold necklaces. The corkboard could be covered with fabric or painted and it could hold broaches and earrings.
  • Sherry M. Sherry M. on Feb 12, 2014
    Another cool idea idea...Thank you very much....I need to get my camera fixed to do before and after pics when I finally decide.
  • Jts1319496 Jts1319496 on Feb 20, 2015
    ok so you took a tv tray (table) and made it into a table. Nice. I painted mine in white and embellished with jewels and pretty decals and painted the recipient's name in the center. I added a basket to the bottom and filled it with a stuffed animal, coloring books and markers, etc. I gave it to a friends daughter for her 5th birthday. she loved it. It's still a little table but sort of her art center to go.
    • Sherry M. Sherry M. on Feb 21, 2015
      @Jtsanderlin sounds very pretty, wonderful upcycle... but I believe you used the tv table itself, I used the stand that held those tv tables (wish my camera worked so I could show what it looked like). I added wood slats across the "arms" to make an actual table out of it, painted it and wrapped the carry handle with it is a little side table/plant stand.