Tuesday, February 2, 2010

TV Tray Tables Paint By Number

2009-08-19

Remember these???? I found them at Good Will this past summer. There were a set of four, made out of wood, and they came on a rack for storage. I cleaned them up, primed them with some Kilz spray paint, and then painted all of them black. At the time, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with the tops of the tables. I thought about decoupaging them but decided against it. I also thought about putting the letter “L” in the middle for our family initial but wasn’t sure that was the way I wanted to go. So I thought about it. For many, many, months, I thought about it…..

TV Tables 3 005

(And sipped on one of my favorite wines… Coastline Cabernet Sauvingon while doing all that thinking.) :)

And then it came to me. More numbers!! I still love them. How easy. I already have the stencils. (If you need a source for some great stencils, check out Maison de Stencils on Etsy….that is where I found mine.)

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And here they are. I love how this little number tweaking project turned out. You know I swore at one point I would never own a set of these….I thought they were tacky. Tacky? What was I thinking?! These little tables have been so handy and I can store them in the coat closet when they are not in use. They are great for parties, and for doing little projects in front of the TV. I am a TV Tray Table convert!

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And FYI: I saw some individual wood tables just like these for sale at Walmart for $8.99 each. If you don’t need a whole set of four….this is a good way to go…and then you can decorate it anyway you want. So handy!

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AND I am linking this post up to Transformation Thursday over at The Shabby Chic Cottage....more goodness to see there too! Stop by!

38 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

I just found your blog, and LOVE what you did to these tray tables!!

xoxo Laura

sissie said...

Gotta love that Goodwill! I really like what you have done with your little tables. I'll keep an eye out for some of those.

Sissie

MsAnnieBelle said...

beautiful! i'm totally digging these. the number trend is a lovely one. i really need to find a way to bring it into my own apartment. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I remember your original post on these tables, Lisa. I love the numbers! What a great idea! I have these tray tables actually. We keep them stored in the corner behind our great room loveseat. They do come in handy, especially during football season, although you've given me an idea to use them when I want to work on a project and watch television at the same time.

The White Farmhouse said...

You did a great job on the tables! I love them. The numbers add such a whimsical touch to them. I used to have a set of these and I threw them out! I wish I had been as creative as you, I would probably still have them!

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

wow, these trays turned out really cute Lisa! Next time I am at Goodwill I will get a couple for me to create at!

Cindy said...

How totally cute; I love this idea. I have has a set of light oak tv trays that have been bugging me for years; never use them! Thanks for the inspiration, I am going to get them out!

Calamity Anne said...

I'm starting to see #'s everywhere...and I absolutely LOVE how your TV trays turned out! Great job!!!

Anny said...

Cuteness! They look like mini school desks :)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

These tables are so versatile too. I could see them lined up side by side and used as a makeshift sofa table.

Erin said...

You are my hero. I have a set of hideous blond wood tray tables, and I've been brainstorming a solution for months. I have found it, and I bow before your greatness.

So that sounded a little over the top, but for real! I couldn't stand those tables.

Melissa Miller said...

Lisa they look awesome! LOVE the precious numbers idea.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Short Southern Momma said...

love the tables! I noticed from your previous post the guilford cornmeal...I lived in Greensboro for 5 years. Are you familiar with the Cardinal area? So nice to meet you! XOXO

Cozy Little House said...

I love the numbers! Yes, these little tray tables are so handy. I have a red one outside under the gazebo I found at a junk shop.
Brenda

Cathy said...

What a darling idea! I am now on the hunt for tray tables I can paint!

Love them!

Enjoy!
XOXO
Cathy

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

I have ugly tray tables and now I'm completey inspired to paint mine, too. Thanks!

Marla said...

Lisa, love what you did with the TV trays, they look so great! I think the stencil numbers are perfect. thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my new treasures. Hugs, Marla

Allyson said...

OK now I'm internally cursing my OCD urges that kicked in and gave away all of our TV trays last summer. Y'know how you just can't look at all of the CRAP in the garage anymore and before you know it, there's a pile by the curb (that's completely gone before sundown) and you are the proud owners of one set of gardening gloves and a basketball? I totally wish I had those back now because that is quite possible the cutest idea I've ever seen. And kudos to you for shopping Etsy!! And for spreading the E-word.

Congrats on another project well-done. Martha Stewart is YOUR bitch!

Anne (La Vie en Rose) said...

Just found you via The Shabby Chic Cottage and will continue to follow you. Love your work.

Mimi said...

Those came out great! The are so cute with the numbers...I think I have one out in the garage I may play around with.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love the numbers and I wish I could find a set of these!! Tacky? Absolutely NOT!!!

Jessi @ Yankee Belle Home said...

What a fabulous idea! Makes ordinary tray tables look very chic. Thanks for sharing!

Candy said...

Nice redo but when I scrolled down to the numbers...FABULOUS! Love it.
Great way to play TT ;-)

Laurie at The Turner Farm said...

just finding your blog. Great idea! Look forward to reading more of your posts.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I will have to steal that idea and do that to my tv trays, what a wonderful creative idea, love it....thanks..Phyllis

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great redo - thanks for sharing with us.

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

what a neat idea! and even if you hadn't painted the numbers on top - the black gives it so much more sophistication and interest than in the 'before' state. cool project!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

BRAVO!!!!! I LOVE THIS, Lisa! I am going to feature tomorrow on my blog. So very creative! Thanks for sharing today. Thank you also for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
~Hugs~
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Cute idea... Looks WAY better than the basic boring TV tray!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

I'm one of those that paid $9 @ Walmart. Don't like the looks, but love the function.
Love what you did - even just the plain black! But the numbers are certainly the piece de resistance!

linda said...

Great job! Since I started blogging, black spray paint has become my new BFF.

Sandy said...

I bought one tray at Goodwill a while back for $4. It's dark wood that has a few scratches. Love your idea! Do the individual numbers have any significance?

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Tacky? Hmm, I guess a little-Useful? Absolutely! I love what you did with them!...Worse-we have an old set of metal tv trays-maybe it's time to get out the spray paint!
~Nancy

Paulette said...

I'm loving your number-mania. I don't know what it is about this particular stenciling job, but all of a sudden these tables look like you picked them up on a jaunt thru a Parisian open-air market . . . great job!

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Mary said...

I just found your blog. You are so creative.
I love burlap and want to try the stencils. They are beautiful!

Thanks for all the inspiration!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

That's cool. I like the way you use the numbers.

marie said...

I just saw these on Pinterest...awesome idea! Love the numbers!!