Double Duty TV Tray Stand

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While perusing the Salvation Army a few months ago, I found something. I didn’t really have any idea what it was but I thought I could probably come up with an idea for it. (In time.) First thing’s first…I need to find out exactly what it is, for I was clueless. Lucky for me, I had found Hometalk.com around the first of the year. They are my go-to website whenever I need answers. I posted a pic of it and asked the community if they knew what the contraption was. It was no time at all before I had my answer. (Thanks Karen and William!)

tv tray holder

It was a stand for a TV tray set. Oh. I see that now. Duh.

Next order of business was to decide what I could make with it. Hmmm…let me think. I could use it to hold some sort of sign. Or, I could use it as a plant stand. Decisions, decisions. Either would be great. I’m not really good at making rash decisions so I opted to put it upstairs until I could decided between the two.

Fast-forward about a month. I finally had a whole Friday morning to devote to yard sales. I was driving around my old neighborhood, reminiscing about the good old days. (For future reference, when I refer to “the good old days” I’m referring to the 80s. I mean, honestly, does it get any better than that? The movies. The music. The hair. Okay, wait…I take that back…NOT THE HAIR! Nothing’s any worse than a mullet. I apologize if you’re rocking one now but you need to hear that.)

I digress. (I told you I was severely ADD.) Like I said, I was visiting my old stomping ground when I came upon a puny yard sale. **If you don’t take anything else away from my posts, please take this: Don’t judge a yard sale upon first glance. There could be things lurking in the shadows that you didn’t know you needed, but, lo and behold, you did.** While walking around, I almost tripped on–you guessed it– a stand for a TV tray set. Can you believe that?

Together-before

Now I didn’t have to choose between the two projects…I could make them both!

First thing I did was to remove the horizontal pieces of wood that held the trays. (In the above pic, you will find the stand on the left still has them attached.) Next I painted them. (I don’t have photos show you how I painted them but I thought you could imagine it. You see, I get a little excited sometimes when I start a project and forget to slow down and take pics.) One of the stands I spray painted glossy black. I inserted two eyebolts into the stand, then two hooks into the “sign” that I made out of leftover wood. The other, I painted it glossy white.  I inserted one hook in the center for a planter to hook onto. The is the finished project(s).

Together

Farmers-Market

Plant-Stand

If you had spotted these tray holders, what would YOU have made out of them?

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