TV Tray Redo

Cindy Hagemann
by Cindy Hagemann
3 Materials
3 Hours
Bought this wooden TV tray for $2 at Goodwill. Wanted to do something different with it - not just paint it.
Found this solid wood TV tray at a thrift store - it was screaming for a new look!
I sanded down the top and found it actually had a nice wood grain underneath - who knew?
Next, I applied some stenciled leaves with brown paint - let it dry.
Next - I applied my favorite finish to the top of the TV tray - ReStor-A-Finish in the shade of walnut.
Finally - I applied a clear water-based poly to the top - over the stencils and the entire thing. I applied two coats - using steel wool as a sander in between each dried coat.
Love the fun, new look that I gave this out-dated, old TV tray!
Suggested materials:
  • Paint
  • Stain
  • Stencil
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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on May 13, 2017
    Did you do anything with the table legs? Did you add tips or felt to the bottoms? You really bought a sow's ear and made a silk purse out of it. Best wishes!

  • Marnidarr Marnidarr on May 28, 2017
    What kind of paint did you use to prevent smearing the stencils with the restorer? Anything special?

  • Teresa Teresa on Nov 19, 2018

    Very nice! Who would think a tv table would be made of such beautiful wood?

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