Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TV Tray Tables


I am already trolling the local Goodwill in search of the pieces I will need to construct Halloween Costumes. I know it is a couple of months away but sometimes you have to start early. Especially if you haven't a clue what you want to be. Anyway, I have popped into the Goodwill a couple of times in the past week starting the hunt. Of course while I was in there I had to stop back in the Housewares Department to see what I could find. Well, I came across a set of wood TV Tables complete with stand for a mere $10.00. That is just $2.50 per table! I have been amazed at some of the beautiful things other bloggers have created out of thrift store and garage sale finds. And I wanted in on the fun. So, I bought the set, took it home, gave all the pieces a bath and got to work.




At first I was thinking that I would paint and then decoupage the tops of each table. And then I decided that I wanted something that would blend in a bit more and be more timeless. So, I decided to paint them black. That's it. Just plain black. The first thing I needed to do after cleaning them was to prime them. A few of them had some water rings on their tops and they were just plain grubby. I used 1 can of Kilz to prime the four tables and the stand. I let them dry completely. A few of the tables has some drip marks from the Kilz to I gave the drips a quick sanding and used a dry cloth to wipe away the dust. Now for the fun part. I ended up using 2 cans of Rustoleum Black Satin Spray Paint and I gave them all a coat of paint. Then I gave them all a second coat to cover any spots that I had missed.




I am half tempted to put a Monogram initial letter in the middle of each top but will hold off for now. I really like the simplicity of the the plain black tables. The whole set looks so neat and clean. These will be so handy to pull out when we have people over. It will be nice to have a table to set a drink down on when we are out by the fire pit or sitting on the deck with friends. I am hosting Bunco this week and they might just make their debut then and there.


Now it is time to relax and enjoy my handi-work! These are going to be so nice and convenient when we need some extra table space. Our daughter in college wants one for her dorm room because they fold flat for storage. She can pull it out when she needs it. Our son wants one for his "man cave" where he plays his X-Box games. You know, to hold his pretzels and Gatorade. I am just happy to know I'll have them for when we need them.



Ahh, now it is time to enjoy the fruits of my labor. Cheers!


14 comments:

Cottage Lifestyle said...

They look great painted black. I love your idea of adding a monogram.

Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These look great! I need a set. Perhaps I'll check the Goodwill!

kkalika said...

Very cool--I may re-do the ones we have! LOL!

Can't believe Kelsey is in college--did you cry? We got lucky (sort of) with Ethan staying here and commuting.

~Country Lady~ said...

I love them black!! I also like the idea of a monogram!! Great idea.

Anonymous said...

Bravo! What a great idea and wonderful job! Robyn

Elise said...

What a beautiful site you have here, and I thought I should leave a comment for you. Lovely interesting posts and great pictures too - thank you so much for sharing. Happy Mid week... best wishes

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments! This was really a fun project for me. :)

Vivienne said...

Brilliant job! There is little in this world that can't be made a little better with a can of black spray paint. (And I love the monogram idea!)
Thanks for stopping by. Love the name of your blog, btw!

Olive Rue said...

Hi Lisa. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the cottage pics. I was so happy to have found them.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love them black and I have a set of these that we usually pull out during football season. I think I'll be painting mine black! Funny you mentioned the monogram as I was thinking a pretty vinyl white monogram in the middle of each table would look pretty nice.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the idea. I am going to paint my old ones. But i have a question... Did you sand them down before you primed them?

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I have done a few of these tables. I did not sand them but I did use apply a coat of Kilz primer on them first. If you have the time I would sand them first. I have one table that I use all the time with my laptop and where my wrist rests on the table to move the mouse...the paint is starting to wear. I think if I had sanded first that might not be a problem now. Good Luck!

james atel said...
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james atel said...

Your post is really awesum and helpful
Lovely interesting posts and great pictures too
Tv tray table is ideal for use anywhere in the house