10 Ways To Recycle Tray Tables

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Tray tables are SUPER convenient. They allow us to enjoy a snack while watching TV without making a mess and can come in handy when you’re too sick to get out of bed.

So most of us have tray tables in their home.

That means that they get a lot of use and can wear out quickly. But why toss them to the curb when they are starting to look shabby? There are lots of ways you can repurpose or makeover a beat-up looking tray table.


You can also buy a used one at a local thrift store and spruce it up so you can have a great looking tray table at half the cost.

Here are some ways you can reuse tray tables:

1) Ironing Board

Just add a heat-safe cushion to the top of your tray table to turn it into a portable ironing table that can be moved from room to room. Learn how to do this below.

2) Side Table

This standard tray table was spraypainted and had some knobs glued to it. A rope was then run through the knobs to create this cute nautical look. Find out how it was done here.

3) Marble It

Tray tables can look really boring. Turn it into a chic modern piece with some spraypaint and faux marble contact paper.

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