Unique Table Made From A Folding Tray Table Stand
Hey Guys! When I saw the folding tray table stand at Goodwill last week I knew just what I would do with it. It needed a topper to turn it into a table. I wasn't sure if I had anything to make a table top with but I'm always on the hunt so it would just be a matter of time.
Imagine my surprise when I already had the perfect topper in the workshop. I really love the finished table. It has a fresh clean vibe and it was super easy to make.
Today is the day of the month everyone looks forward to........Thrift Store Decor day. My thrifty friends have some really fun projects to share and the tour links are at the end of the table tutorial.
The folding tray table stand was $5.99. Not a steal but an okay deal. I liked the natural wood finish and planned to stick with that. No painting.
Remember this antique frame with a wood back from my favorite junk shop? I don't remember how much I paid for it but probably not over $5, more like $2 or $3. Notice how perfectly it sits on the stand frame. Just the right size. I didn't think finding a table topper would be this easy. I must be living right. No cutting anything down or adding anything in.
How pretty is that table. I can't tell you how much I love the trendy natural wood and white look.
Time To Paint
I painted the antique frame before attaching it to the stand. All those details are so pretty. I originally really wanted to distress the piece but I changed my mind. It looked so good painted. The paint is Beyond Paint in Off-White. White is really stark and I seldom use it. The off-white has a softer look but still looks white.
I left the straps on the frame so that it retained the proper balance until I attached the top. I used my handy dandy Ryobi brad nailer to nail the antique frame to the stand.
I turned the table upside down and cut the straps after only putting one nail in each of the four sides. I was able to pull the straps off but it was a tight squeeze between the top and the stand. Then I finished nailing the top to the bottom.
I knew I would need to touch up the top where the nails went in but that was easier than painting the top after it was attached to the stand.
Finished Tray Table
The table is lightweight and can be moved easily. Perfect for serving drinks and snacks to visitors. I can also see it as an end table in a sunroom.
I forgot to mention that I cleaned up the legs of the stand and waxed them with a clear wax.
I like using candy as props. Makes putting the props away much more enjoyable.
Folding Tray Table Stand Makeover
So how do you like the table? What about the top? Where would you use a similar table?
You can make a similar project. You don't need any special tools. A hammer and nails work as well as an electric nailer, just a bit slower and more elbow grease.
Time to see what we have on the tour today. Just click the links below the "before makeover" photo collage.
Vinyl Record Bowl My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
DIY Earring Holder House of Hawthornes
Lazy Susan Thrift Store Makeover Refresh Restyle
Vintage Farmhouse Decor with Architectural Salvage Sadie Seasongoods
Folding Tray Table Stand Table Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
DIY Aged Terracotta Pot Domestically Speaking
Decoupage Basket | Hydrangea Napkins My Repurposed Life
Vintage Tray Makeover Our Southern Home
As always thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com