DIY Project: TV Tray Table + Decoupage Makeover = Actual Piece of Accent Furniture

Let’s be honest.  TV tray tables, by themselves, aren’t really that exciting. 

Sure, we appreciate their functionality.  But I’m guessing that this piece of accent furniture spends more time tucked away in a corner of the room than it does as an actual piece of accent furniture.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though. 

I’m all about making the most of what you have.  So one way that I like to add a little pizzazz to this piece is by using the art of decoupage.  Decoupage is easy to do, and I find that I’m more likely to let the TV tray table be the accent-piece-of-furniture-that-it-has-always-wanted-to-be after using this craft technique on it. 

 Below are pictures of a few different TV tray tables that I’ve recently made-over, along with how-to instructions to follow.


  • tear pieces of paper into various shapes (I’m partial to using scrapbook paper);
  • glue each piece of paper to the top of the TV tray table, one-piece-at-a-time (I use decoupage glue);
  • once all pieces are glued and the glue has dried,  brush the decoupage glue on top of all pieces (be sure to completely cover each piece of paper and any space in between); and
  • let the decoupage glue dry (you can put on additional coats for durability if you like).

Sound familiar? A few weeks ago I wrote another post about using the art of decoupage on a desk.  If you feel inspired, you can check it out here!



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3 responses to “DIY Project: TV Tray Table + Decoupage Makeover = Actual Piece of Accent Furniture

  1. Thanks you for the inspiration, it’s really beautiful table.

  2. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!


  3. Pingback: You Know Those Wooden TV Tray Tables? | Marti's Theory

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