Breakfast In Bed Tray

by Ariel
3 Materials
30 Minutes

I’ve been wanting a breakfast in bed tray. Sadly, there aren’t a whole bunch of super cute and affordable ones. To make up for this, I’ve turned the bamboo tray into my own Mid Century Modern breakfast in bed tray.


I wanted to do something funky, something interesting, and I wanted to paint! So I painted 12 constellations on the tray.

  • Spray paint – I could have easily used normal paint, but I wanted a more seamless coverage so I chose spray paint.
  • Paints in as many colours as you need for the design – we have quite the extensive collection of colours to chose from so it’s less of an issue. I use DecoArt’s acrylics which you can shop online //  here //
  • Acrylic Paint Brush Set 
  • High gloss sealer //  here //
  • 4 table leg anchors
  • Round Taper Table Leg
  • Quick-Setting Epoxy Syringe
  • Bamboo serving tray from

Step 1.

Make sure your tray is clean and dry before you spray paint it. Spray paint at will! It will take two to three coats to ensure even coverage and a good hue. Remember to spray from about 20cm away and in a sweeping motion to avoid pooling paint and splotches.

Step 2.

Stain your furniture feet, spray paint the metal portion, and seal. When I bought the feet they were untreated wood, so I used some stain we had kicking around the house to cover them up nicely. I then used some gold spray paint to transform the feet from brushed nickel to gold, and then I coated them with a seal to ensure their longevity.

Step 3.

Glue the furniture anchors to the bottom of your dry tray. You’ll be using a wood/metal epoxy, likely in a double syringe injector that requires mixing on the surface, so make sure you have a stick near by to mix them on the back of the tray.

Step 4.

Paint your design on the surface of the tray. I used a couple of constellation artistic renderings to inspire me in my choices. 

Step 5.

Once your masterpiece is dry – and I mean bone dry – coat the surface, sides, handles, etc. with Mod Podge to seal the tray and prevent damage while using it. You can lightly sand between coats to erase any ridges 

Enjoy Your Creation!

I love the taper on the legs – I think they’re the perfect addition to this tray.

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  • Lauren. Lauren. on May 02, 2020

    Ariel, a truly fun way to wake up ( or even cheer up sick patients at home ). Beautiful project. I will say I want to become one of your dogs?? WHY?? They are getting breakfast in bed and I'm jealous. I haven't had breakfast in bed since I can't remember but your dog has it all. The things we do for our fur babies!! LOL LOL.

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  • Suzzanne Doublez Suzzanne Doublez on May 14, 2020

    This is great......IF IF IF you can paint little crabs and other creatures. I could do the base and that’s IT. Maybe I could make little dots and geometric shapes but I’d probably eff that up as well lol. Anyway YOUR tray looks fab!!

  • David Bowie David Bowie on Jun 01, 2020

    i love this thanks... for this