Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I Don't Really Like TV Trays

I grew up in a household where if you ate, you did it sitting at a table. My mother almost died when the boy next door came over one day for lunch and took his plate and plopped down in front of the TV.

My in-laws gave us these TV trays years ago. I've left them out in the rain, left glasses full of water sitting on them, and still they are in my summer house.

So I decided I'd fix them up a little bit with spray paint. I love spray paint!!!

And of course I couldn't paint them all the same color.


37 comments:

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Hi, I'm stopping by from the Shabby Chic Cottage party. Love the fun and fresh tables and that you used more than one colour. Very cool. I'm sure they will come in handy for get togethers or relaxing outdoors too. Thanks for sharing.

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

I came over from The Shabby Chic Cottage because I had to see a TV tray makeover. My boyfriend has one that's still hanging around from his college days and I've been eying it for a makeover for a little while now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Leasa said...

I have some to but don't ever use them. This is a great idea though. I think I will paint mine.

~The Bargain Babe said...

They look awesome! We need to get a set of tv trays around here. :)

Stopping by from A Little Knick Knack, hope you can come by my little blog sometime!!

Sara said...

Oh my are these ever CUTE!! I have never liked TV trays either, but these could come over to my house ANY time they want to!! :) Following you from Fun-day Friday!

~Beth D. said...

Fantastic! great job! i love these~~

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

oh they look fantastic! I LOVE the fun colors you chose!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

These are soo fun! I love the colors you chose.

Kristine said...

Ok! Your awesome looking TV trays just kicked the shiz out of my plain brown ones ;))) Great job!! LOVE the colors!!

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Annie said...

Hey, I'm over from the WhipperBerry party. Love these! I was just thinking about painting the tops of mine with black chalkboard paint. We'll see. I loved yours with the bright colors, though. Hmmm..you got me thinkin' now!

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Mimi said...

Oh - I am so buying the next TV tray I see at a thrift store! Spotted yours at Spunky Junky. The colors are so bright and cheerful!

Meg said...

So cute! Love those bright colors!!

KAT said...

fab-u table-listic! I love them!
KAT

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I am going to go haul my TV trays out of storage and fix them up just like this! Thanks for sharing!

BeingBrook said...

LOVE! What a great idea. I've been looking for little tables for my deck and TV trays would be perfect! Love all the different colors, cute!

Jana said...

Love it!! Thanks for linking up!

ritajoy said...

What fantastic colors! Will the spray paint make them suitable for outdoors as well? (PS - You have a beautiful blog! I'm your newest follower.)

Leslie said...

So cute!!! I will have to try this with my dinner trays!

Jeannies Bottle said...

I can't tell you how much I love those trays! I love colour and those trays look fab. Also like the style of them, with the individual boards on top. Good job!!

Jordan McCollum said...

What fun colors! I love spray paint! And TV trays. We ended up using ours just as much for computers and crafts as food.

Leslie said...

How much fun are they!!!! I love spray paint too!!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - I just featured you on my FB page....

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Now those are really cute!! We too never ate in front of the T.V. -- we did have T.V. trays but they were only used if we had a holiday gathering, party, etc. and people were not seated at a table but scattered around the house! Great job on these!

LaurieW55 said...

I love these. They would make great side tables for using on deck. I'm going to be looking for these when I go to garage sales. Found you on Stories of A to Z. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc.
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Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

They look fabulous! Love the colors you choose to use! I wouldn't be able to paint them all the same color either! Thanks for linking them up to my Catch a Glimpse party this week!

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Very cool colors. Great transformation :) They'll be awesome to use this summer.

james @ agirlcalledjames said...

you read my mind. we have some that are being used as an end table, bedside table and a tv stand in the bedroom. i'm wanting to paint them and make them look halfway decent again.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Angela, I love this makeover - the colors are fantastic! I have a set of those table screaming for a makeover too! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this on Sunday - I am a little behind getting to the comments though. Have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Jenn Erickson said...

Angela, I absolutely love what you did with your TV trays! They look beautiful in the different colors and it's great the way they all get racked together for storage. How wonderful to have such a charming set of little tables on hand to add color and table space to any party or get-together!

So wonderful to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17. I hope you'll swing by and join the party again this week!

Jenn

La-Dee-da crafter said...

I have some plain tv trays too. This inspires me to do something fun with them. You are awesome. following you now.
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Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

What a fantastic make over. Love the color combo as well!

suz said...

OMG here I come GW Botique to find a set

Sky {Capital B} said...

This is such a phenomenal idea! I agree- I hate TV trays, but in house full of boys, it seems they are just how it goes at times :P I will absolutely be taking the spray paint to ours! :) Here from House of Hepworths- thanks for sharing! Hope you have a nice weekend

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

You've been featured at my Hookin up with HoH Link Party!

Congrats!!

Kat from California said...

I grew up with dinner at the table even if it's soup and grilled cheese sandwiches (that was my mom's idea of an easy dinner). At 81 she is still an amazing cook. I hated TV trays too but now I want to find some to fix up. They would come in handy as extra tables around the house. Your trays and the colors you choose are sooooo cute! In Swedish it would be called snook pronounced snewk). So snook!

Jane said...

So cute! I love how they turned out.

Vixen said...

I love all those fabulous colors! They look so fresh and new, and of course, summery! I shared them on my blog today: http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/2011/07/summer-projects-to-inspire.html

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