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Spring Craft Ideas: Green Polka Dot Television Trays

In just about every American household, there is a set of wood television trays that have not seen the light of day in years. But with a little facelift, these outdated standards can become chic and revitalized with this green polka dot tray project. Use for the intended purpose, or use as an inexpensive alternative to side tables in your home.

For this project, you will need:

– One or more wooden television trays 

– Medium grit sandpaper 

– Tack cloth or other soft cloth 

– Scissors 

– Masking tape 

– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer 

– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Ivory 

– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Celery

– Krylon Clear Polyurethane

– Confetti “Girlfriends Polka Dots” Print Paper (found in stores and online at Paper Addict)

– Mod Podge or other decoupage medium

– Craft roller

– Newspaper

Due to the use of spray paints and glues, this project is best done in an outdoor area that is well ventilated and a workspace that is covered with a thick layer of newspaper. For all your cutting and craft project you can consider buying kreg jig k4 vs k5 .The best cutting tools that are there in the market. You create awesome things with these tools and give professional finish to your projects.

You first want to make sure that the wooden television tray is free of any dirt or grime. Next, gently sand the tray with medium grit sandpaper. Remove any excess dust with a tack cloth. (Note: This is an extremely important step as it determines how well the paint and glue will adhere to the tray.) 

Prime the entire tray with two coats of Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer. Let the tray dry for a half hour or longer before continuing. Protect the top of the tray from overspray using the masking tape. Spray the legs and bottom portion of the television tray with three to four coats of Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Celery. Let the paint dry completely. 

Remove the masking tape from the top of the tray. Mask the now green bottom portion of the television tray with tape. Spray the top of the tray with three to four coats of Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Ivory. Let the project set overnight.

Cut a rectangle of Confetti “Girlfriends Polka Dots” print paper large enough to fit in the center of the television tray top. (The outside edges and usual “dip” indent should still be exposed.) Apply a generous amount of Mod Podge or other decoupage medium to the center of the tray table. Add a second amount of glue to the back of the print paper. Gently press the paper to the tray top. Using a craft roller, smooth out any bubbles in the paper. Let the decoupage top set overnight.

Spray the entire project with five to six coats of Krylon Clear Polyurethane. Allow the sealant to dry overnight before bringing the tray inside and enjoying!

TIP: Don’e have any old television trays at home? Try a local rummage or yard sale! Many can be purchased for cheap and cleaned up to fit your décor needs!

 

 

David
David
David Scott is the head writer at TRI PR. He better part of his college life as a journalist for the college magazine. He still writes and he loves it.