Bed Tray Makeover

Happy Thursday, fabulous friends! Today I have a quick and easy makeover for ya’ll!

I picked up this bed tray at the thrift store a few weeks back for $3:

It kind of had a coastal vibe going already, however I’d say the paint job was a little rushed, what do you think?

Ha ha no worries…I gave it a nice neutral redo:

Bed Tray made over with chalk paint and numbers from

I still had my mix of Annie Sloan’s French Linen (one part) and my DIY mix in  Behr’s Bit of Sugar (two parts) out from painting my latest headboard bench that I shared last week. See that HERE if you missed it! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.

Anything to save having to wash those brushes lol…just keeping using the same one!

The original white was a perfect base for this color since it looks so pretty coming through underneath…

Bed Tray made over with chalk paint and numbers from

As I was taking these photos, it occurred to me that I haven’t really shared our master bedroom in the new house. I need to do that!

Bed Tray made over with chalk paint and numbers from

Are you surprised our bed is still not painted?? The contrast of the warm wood in here balances out my girly bedding and satisfies both my hubby and me.

Here is what the top looked like before…

And here is what it looks like now:

Bed Tray made over with chalk paint and numbers from

Look familiar? Remember this tray table I redid a few weeks back:

Tray Table Makeover with silhouette stencil from

I still had the contact paper I used with the numbers on it that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo for that project…

I decided to use them here for a similar look. First I painted the bottom of the tray white in my Bit of Sugar by Behr DIY chalk paint (recipe HERE):

Then I arranged my numbers in random order:

Bed Tray made over with chalk paint and numbers from

And painted over them with two coats of the French Linen/Bit of Sugar mix…

Bed Tray made over with chalk paint and numbers from

When it was barely dry, I pulled all the numbers up with my silhouette tool

Not too bad! I did have to do a couple of touch ups, and then I sanded across the surface with 220 grit sandpaper to smooth everything out. I sealed with clear matte spray sealer. I was afraid if I used wax, and this tray was used to hold hot food or beverages, that might not be a good combination.

Remember my “fresh cut roses”? Can you believe they are still alive??

Bed Tray made over with chalk paint and numbers from

Ha ha of course because they’re fakes lol. See how I made this faux arrangement HERE using faux water if you missed it!

Bed Tray made over with chalk paint and numbers from

Who delivers a tray full of food to an empty perfectly made bed??

Bed Tray made over with chalk paint and numbers from

We really only serve food in bed to the kiddos if they are sick. We pretty much quarantine them to their rooms so they don’t infect the rest of us. I should have made one of my boys pose sick in bed for these photos. That would have been much more realistic! 🙂

Bed Tray made over with chalk paint and numbers from

Thank goodness we didn’t have a whole lot of that here this winter!

Bed tray makeover


Bed Tray made over with chalk paint and numbers from

I’m glad I saved those numbers…they made for a quick makeover!

If you enjoyed this post, you’ll like this one I updated using numbers too:

See what I did with this old Home Interiors shelf HERE.

I’ll be back on Tuesday with my Trash-to-Treasure girls sharing what I did with this thang:

UPDATE: Check out how this ugly duckling looks now HERE

Have a fantastic weekend! Hoping for clear skies and warm sunshine wherever you are!



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  1. Mary Kaiser says

    How cute is that now!! It looks so much better. I like the number thing on the trays. I actually have two bed trays that I picked up at a thrift store for cheap, time to get to them and re-do them, thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thank you so much, Mary! I thought about putting some sort of uplifting quote on it for when I bring my kids food on it when they’re sick LOL, but this was just way too easy! Have a great weekend! XOXO

  2. Love the bed tray. So sweet. Another great job as usual.

  3. Christina in SW FL says

    Christy, this tray is adorable I know it won’t last long in your shop. Love the stencil!

  4. Barbara Holmes says

    So beautiful!!! I would not have thought to use numbers – but it is amazing. I love it.

  5. ❤️❤️❤️ this makeover.

  6. How cute! I love the trays. They are so easy to update. You know, I have a little vase like yours and I have some flowers in it, but I didn’t use the kit to make it look like water. I’m going to have to do that. I only have glass pebbles in it and I have to keep repositioning the flowers because they fall out. Can’t wait to see the little hutch, my friend!

    • Thanks, Mary Jean! Yes… Go get you some of that faux water this weekend! XOXO

  7. Robyn Wright says

    That food looks delicious! I’m calling you the next time I am sick in bed. 🙂

  8. Diane Lazar says

    I already thought you painted your bedroom furniture
    Wasn’t it a cherry wood sleigh bed

    • I’m not exactly sure what kind of wood it is, but it is a sleigh bed. And nope, haven’t tackled this beast yet! XO

  9. Marcie Lovett says

    You are so funny! The tray looks adorable, and getting to use the leftover numbers is a win.

    • Thanks, Marcie! Yes saving these numbers made for a super quick project, and you know I love that! XOXO

  10. What a lovely makeover, as usual. I still love the look of wood, but you are making me think about using paint on some things, even though my daughter will give me a talking to since she doesn’t like things painted. Sigh. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Christy says

      Thank you, Ginny! Wood is beautiful, but there’s no reason why you can’t blend in a few painted accents, right? Just have fun with it! XO

  11. It started with the kids’ rocking chair, then the little wooden cabinet, then this bed tray (just finished mine a few hours ago) and now your next cabinet project which I just put the first coat of paint on mine (please say yours isn’t red)? What the heck? Clearly, we’re both on the same wavelength these days. Thank goodness I didn’t put numbers on my tray too! Love yours and pinned 🙂

    • Christy says

      Oh my lol! No, mine will not be red, I promise! That is too funny!! XOXO

  12. Quick redo, gotta love em! Numbers look great on this piece also. I think I am finally gonna take the leap and get a booth at my favorite antique store. Putting together things and worrying if I set up the right stuff. Your smalls post a while back helped with smaller stuff and of course all your projects are a true inspiration. Sunny sky’s here in Washington, been out fighting with the weeds (shhhhh, don’t tell anyone but they are winning)! Hugs, Bonnie

    • Christy says

      Thanks, Bonnie! Oh yay…love that you are taking the plunge and going for it with a booth! Fun!! I spent the day staining our deck…not the most fun way to spend a Saturday, but it is looking so much better! xoxo

  13. Awww, so cute! Haha, I love how you poke fun at the whole perfectly-made-bed-with-nobody-in-it thing! THAT’S what’s wrong with my house- people live in it!, haha!! Oh well, very pretty staging again!

    • Christy says

      Don’t worry my bed does not get made like that every day…trust me ha ha! Thanks, Becky! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! 😀

  14. Beautiful tray, Christy! I’m getting ready to use a Cricut (not mine, a friend’s) to create a stencil for something. I searched your site for contact paper stencil. 🙂 Do you have a tutorial where you explain how you use contact paper with your Silhouette?

  15. Hi,
    I love the trays with the numbers on it–where would I get a stencil or sheet with the numbers as shown? I would love to copy them for a tray I have. Thanks, Monica