You’ll need an afternoon and four cans of paint to add flair to an old tray table and turn it into an eye-catching piece.

Materials you will need:

  • An old tray or butlers tray and stand
  • 180-grit sandpaper
  • Rust-Oleum spray Painter’s Touch paint in Candy Pink Gloss, Winter Gray Gloss, Ivory Silk Satin and Brilliant Metal Finish
  • Painter’s tape
  • Cutting knife

Step 1

Sand the tray and stand lightly with fine (180-grit) sandpaper to get rid of unevenness and to add some grip to the surface.

Step 2

Decide on a pattern and colour combination. We decided on a geometric triangle combination with four colour shades. Start with the lightest colour, white, and spray the whole tray with the white spray paint and leave to dry.

Step 3

Scale the pattern on the tray and mark the triangles where the other colours will be placed.

Step 4

Mask the triangles for the pink, and cover the rest of the tray with newsprint.

Step 5

Spray the pink triangles and leave to dry. Continue with the rest of the colours (grey and metallic) until the desired colour scheme and pattern is achieved.

For the monogram

Step 6

Print a letter in the desired font on your household printer.Cut the letter outline with a cutting knife, and remove the printed area to create a template.

Step 7

Place the paper template showing the cut-out letter on the tray, with the correct side of the paper facing you, and spray with the contrasting spray paint.

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