Today’s blog post is all about making old things look new again.
This TV tray has been in my home for several years. It mostly sits in a corner collecting dust. I couldn’t wait to use my chalk paints to give it a makeover.
First, I had to clean the tray because it had a lot of dirt and dust on it.
Next, I painted the entire tray with one coat of the FolkArt ® Home Decor™ – Maui Sand Chalk Paint. I let it dry for about 1-2 hours.
Then, I painted the tray with a coat of Waverly® Inspirations Chalk Paint – Plaster.
After the last coat of paint dried, I used a stencil to draw designs on top of the tray.
Finally, I distressed the tray with sandpaper and sealed it with Clear Wax.
I enjoy using chalk paint because I don’t need to prime or prep surfaces. I can apply one or two coats of paint and be finished with my project in a couple of hours.
I had so much fun completing this project. I’d been thinking for a while about different crafts I could do with road maps. I finally decided to mod podge the map on a TV tray I owned for a few years.
I started off by cleaning the dust and dirt from the tray. Then I spray painted the tray with Krylon Paint + Primer (gloss, white).
I had some errands to complete, so I let the tray dry for rest of the night. Then on the next day, I cut out the map to fit on top of the tray.
Next, I glued the map to the tray with Mod Podge (gloss). I spread the Mod Podge on top of the tray and on the back of the map. Then I pressed them firmly together, making sure I removed any lumps or bubbles.
Finally, I let the tray dry for a couple of hours, then I gave it one last coat of Mod Podge to seal the map and paint.
I’m so happy with how this project came together. I think the map matches well with the white paint.