Hello amazing friends!! Up for a makeover today? Always, right?? Me too!
I shared a preview of today’s makeover on Thursday. It’s this tray table I found at the thrift store for $10:
When I bought it, it was flattened and taped together like this:
I really had no idea what it was exactly, I just knew it had a nice sized tray with it. The stand was just a bonus!
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Here it is after a little love:
No I didn’t just paint it white and call it a day…I painstakingly added a random number pattern to the top!
Fun, huh? And by painstakingly, I mean it really was a pain, but that was purely my own fault. Look what I did to myself!
Can you see the numbers in there? No? I could hardly either!
I used my silhouette and this black and white contact paper to make a “stencil” with this number pattern I created in photoshop elements. Now I used this same paper for this cute “You Rock” rocker and thought I had learned my lesson, but clearly I had a bout of crafter’s amnesia because I WENT RIGHT AHEAD AND USED IT AGAIN!
I had to feel my way to paint the numbers in ha ha!
There you go…now you can see them!
I used acrylic craft paint by Delta and a small brush to fill in the “stencil”. I try to brush away from the edges as much as possible, then pulled the contact paper off as soon as I put on my second coat of black paint.
I did a very similar treatment to a square tray (See that HERE.) a couple of years ago, and saved the pattern on my computer, so I just added more numbers to make a rectangular pattern to fit this tray.
I always love the contrast of black typography against white. This is my favorite white of late, Behr’s Bit of Sugar made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.)
And what about that broken strap? I cut it off and now there is only one, but it is super sturdy and works great.
The tray just lifts off when needed…
So handy, right?
Once the black paint was completely dry, I lightly sanded with 220 grit sandpaper across the surface to smooth it out…
Then I waxed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax to protect it.
Of course I sanded and waxed the rest of it as well…
I hope ya’ll enjoyed this cutie!
If you liked this makeover, you’ll enjoy this one too:
See what I did with this stool HERE.
I’ll be back on Thursday with my Furniture Fixer Upper Girls sharing how I updated this hutch:
See ya’ll then!
UPDATE: See how I transformed this hutch into a real cottage cutie HERE now!
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