Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Before and After - TV Tray

I don't know about anyone else, but we have these common TV trays all over our house.  We use them not for eating dinner in front of the TV (since we don't have cable), but for side tables - by our couch, by our bed, and even as a table for my sewing machine.  I hate the look of them, but we don't have the extra funds to go out and buy new side tables.  The one that bugged me the most was the one on my side of the bed.  It is one of the first things I see when I walk into my room, and it just gives me a bad feeling.  

For a long time I just figured I had to deal with the ugliness of our tables until we could afford a new bedroom set.  But then I discovered Ashley. She recovers, remakes, and refashions so much in her house.  I didn't even realize it was an option to recover my ugly TV tray until I saw this and this and this and this.

So, here it is: 

and After
Needlesstosay, I love it. It makes me smile every time I look at it.  I have material left over and am planning on making some pillow covers from Ashley's tutorial. 

By the way, I got the main fabric for $3/yard (regularly $12/yard).  I bought 2 yards, so with the $16 I saved I'm going to go make someone's life better... I'm thinking flowers for a friend going through a hard time.  

Now, go be creative and make someone's life better! :)


  1. So so cute and creative Becks. Love it!

  2. Very Clever! I like it a lot.

  3. Love how that turned out.....great job! And what a great idea to really beautify that corner of the room. Good for you! Okay, and I really love that you saved so much on that fabric and you're going to use the extra to help someone's day better. Perfect!

    Thanks for the link!



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