TV Tray Turned Magnet Board (she:jami)

Hello readers! It’s Jami from scrappy chic. I would like to tell you how to make an old (and, probably ugly) TV tray into a cute magnet board!  (In the past, I shared with you how to decorate with an antique window.)
Do you have any old metal TV trays laying around? 
Have you seen them at a yard sale or at your mom’s house? 
They were great in the 70’s but now I think we should transform them…..who’s with me??!!
You should try this project. I think you will LUV the end result. Plus, this would make a great gift.

This TV tray was crazy red and had awful gold designs on it. The first thing I did to transform this 70’s creation was take the legs off. Second, wash it! I know that’s sounds cheesy, but the paint won’t stick to dust or leftover food particles. (ha ha ha *wink*) Moving on… next, I sanded the surface lightly, just to make sure the paint would stick. Then I said goodbye to crazy red and sprayed the tray down with Krylon spray paint in aqua. It took 3 coats! As soon as your paint is dry, your magnet board is ready to use.

The magnets I have in the photo are old earrings and pins I’ve collected at thrift shops. I hot glued a magnet to the back of each of them, now you have fun, shabby magnets.  AND, you have a fabulous magnet board the can have any personality, depending on the colors you paint it and the magnets you use.
Happy Crafting!
~ Jami

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  1. orsoshesays says:

    Very cool!  I love the tray you found, how it’s all…feminine…around the edges.  Thanks for another great post :)

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