TV Tray Tables Before:
We’ve had these TV tray tables since we received them as a wedding gift over 27 years ago! They’ve kept pretty well, although somewhere along the way, one was broken beyond repair. So we were left with three sitting on the stand that they came with.
In the pic above, I had already sanded the tops of two of them. You can see the one at bottom left is slightly darker.
I’ve seen a lot of Farmhouse style tv tray tables over the years on Pinterest and Instagram, and I love the look of stained top and black base.
I decided to use these as a stencil demo for one of my weekly Facebook Lives I’ve been doing for Essential Stencil. As one of their ambassadors, I love to share my best stenciling tips each week on their FB page, and I also add them to my Youtube channel if you ever miss any of the lives. If you are in the USA and want to check out their beautiful stencil range, don’t forget to use my code IRESTORESTUFF to save 10% on any purchases there. Link for Essential Stencil
Video Tutorial – Replay
Got your old TV tray tables ready? Here’s the replay of the video tutorial I did showing you the steps I took, including staining the tops, stenciling the numbers.
Artisan Natural Chalk finish
On the TV tray tables, I used Artisan’s colour, Noir to paint the base AND to create the stain on top. If you missed it in the video above, I created a stain using approx. one part paint to 3 or 4 parts water. You can really water the paint down to any ratio you are happy with. I stock the full Artisan range here on my website, shipping Australia wide. Just head to the Shop tab above.
Once painted and stained and the stencils in place, I used Artisan’s Flat Matte Sealer to go over the entire piece. I used a brush for the base, but used a damp cloth to create a smooth matte finish over the TV Tray table tops.
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Finished TV Tray Tables – Farmhouse Style
Here are the TV tray tables all finished in their black & stained glory!
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