I had wanted a metal TV tray like those from my childhood for quite some time. The wooden ones they make now are nice enough, but they take up too much room. I want to be able to slide my TV tray behind a dresser when not in use.
Ebay has a bunch of awesome TV trays but the shipping might be a hassle. I saw this Retro TV Tray online, but c'mon! This is the kind of thing I should be able to get at Walmart for $19.99!
Goodwill's got it!
This table was only 99 cents! But, the best part is that there is an address label on the back giving me some clues to the history. I love thinking about the previous life of my junk.
God bless Ester, who loved this tray table enough to put her address label on the back and keep it for a long time. So long in fact that the zip code for her LA address was simply "26." I quickly Googled this and 5 digit zip codes started in 1963.
This little orphan table was was rusty, stained and scratched up.
When the building all but cleared out for Memorial Day, I set up some cardboard from the recycling bin and painted out on the balcony. Not going to let my "penthouse in the sky" keep me from my crafty ambitions!
I wonder how many of my neighbors think I am nuts digging through the recycling dumpster for cardboard?
Here it is painted the most lovely green- RustOleum American Accents Seaside Green.
It is the exact green of Jadeite pottery, or for locals, the chairs at the farmers market on Fairfax. Love it!
I haven't sealed it with any kind of varnish yet. I still haven't decided if I want to decoupage the top. If I find the perfect paper I will. In the meantime, it fits my small scale living to a tee!
Oh, and Ester, just for you, I saved that label and I may just add my own.
Be sure to tune in next Tuesday. Today I found a little trash on the curb that made my husband's head spin! He actually said, "I'm calling my mother!" Cliff really thinks I do this just to get a rise out of him. I can't help it though. My former room mates Piper and Kate would tell him, I have always "shopped" the curb!
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