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Upcycled TV Tray Table

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Upcycled TV Tray Table
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Upcycled TV Tray Table

designed by Katie Cleveland

An ordinary TV tray becomes a useful and easy-to-store table for the patio.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Delicate (ADC11)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Soft-Touch Varnish (ADM03)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • 2" flat brush
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1" painter's tape
  • TV tray


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a damp paper towel to wipe down the TV tray completely to remove dust or other residue.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 2" flat brush to basecoat the tray Delicate. Rinse brush.
  3. Position the painter's tape into the shape or design you want. (You may want to measure with a ruler and pencil first or just eyeball it.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a 1" flat brush to paint the design in Everlasting. Repeat as needed. Rinse brush and remove the painter's tape. Let completely dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Once it is fully dried, use a 2" flat brush to apply Soft-Touch Varnish to seal the entire tray. Repeat as desired; the more coats you apply, the softer finish you'll get.