Repurposed Folding Accent Table/ Serving Tray/ Luggage Rack

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and did not shop too much on Black Friday. I really enjoyed the holiday and having my oldest son home from college for the long weekend. Now on to the christmas decorating! I want to share this great trash to treasure table for today and then I will be posting Christmas decorations soon.

This is one of the most useful finds I have seen. I purchased this table at a neighborhood garage sale for $2. This accent table folds flat for storage. You can use it as a table, serving tray or a luggage rack. Take a look at this gem of a find.

I took the nylon strap off the leg supports and decided the table would look best painted. I also decided I could use the tray table top as a reversible tray table. I would tile one side and leave the other side as the original slates.

I used a pressed brown board and cut to fit the inside of the tray table and then glued in place with liquid nails.

Let the painting begin! I made my chalk paint in brown, you can read about the chalk paint recipe here.

After painting the accent table I decided to sand the edges to give it that worn look. I used a poly-acrylic to seal the table. I have read to use a furniture wax to seal chalk paint but I have not found one that I like the consistency of. I purchased one and used it one another project and I did not like the product. I have heard many bloggers rave about the Annie Sloan chalk paint and wax but I do not have a dealer in my area, so I did the next best thing.

I began to tile one side of the tray table top. I purchased the cream tiles for .20 cents each, and had the small center tiles left over from my basement shower project. So now I am in the project for $4.40.

I glued the tiles with welbond adhesive and then grouted the tiles the next day. I used the left over grout that I had from my basement bathroom project.

Once the grout was dry I used a tile sealer to help protect the tile and the grout lines from any future stains. I purchased some used cabinet handles from Habitat restore for $1 each. So now the project is $6.40. I spray painted the handles black and mounted on the sides of the tray table top. Here is the finished table.

I love this multipurpose tray table. I am selling this one at my Hand-crafted open house. I really am going to hate to see this one go.

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