30 mins to Portable Blog Station

So today I decided that I really needed to do a DIY project. Especially since my car broke down (again) and I don't plan on going anywhere. I have so many new materials to work with since my mom and I went out yesterday thrift store hunting! One of the things that I really wanted was something to put my laptop onto while I am sitting on the couch visiting with my roommate Shayla or even just watching TV. It would be helpful for school and also so that I can blog from almost anywhere in my house.

Remember this guy that we spotted at our local Goodwill for 1.99?
It might appear to be a TV dinner tray that blew out of the peace loving 60s but with some left over spray paint....
Step One:
The TV tray was made out of some sort of plasticy metal so it required a layer of KILZ white primer, that way it would also cover those crazy flowers.

(I dunno why I took that picture sideways.)

It already looks a ton better with a layer of white on it!! 

Step 2:

Spray paint the color of choice on each piece. I decided to do the top part that fun Valspar lime green color like I used on the filing cabinet in the office.

I found this place mat by Better Homes and Gardens on Wal-Mart clearance for 1.00 awhile back. I cut it down so that it would have sides that fit within the tray. 

Step 3:
Put it all together! It looks pretty cool and it's amazingly easy to use! 

I think it looks pretty awesome! Another thing that is really handy about the TV tray idea is that it is very easy for me to store which is important in a house with out any closets.

I think it's going to be a big help when school starts so I can keep up with everything online that I need too. All that for 1.99! Yay!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! :)

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  1. What a great & practical redo!

  2. Thank you! It's definitely handy! :)

  3. that is soooo stickin cute!!! love it <3

  4. I love cheap re-dos like that! Great job!

  5. Soooo cute! I love the colors (and the price!!) If I had a laptop, I would definitely do it!! :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  6. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

  7. Beautiful!!! I have a similar tv tray awaiting a makeover.


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