See how a broken down TV tray gets a simple makeover in this furniture flip.
Have you heard of the saying a cat has nine lives? Well, this wooden TV tray has three! I found two TV trays on the side of the road and gave them new life with paint and stencils. You can read that post here Stenciled Number Trays.
One of the TV trays broke and stayed in my work room for a really long time! One day I decided to flip it into a farmhouse serving tray. Here is the post on that Farmhouse Serving Tray-DIY
Now For The Final Flip:
After the TV tray was flipped into a farmhouse serving tray I was left with the bottom part that looked very much like a ladder to me. I became very excited because I knew I could flip this piece into one of those farmhouse ladders that I love so much!
I removed the two attached legs on the side of the TV tray. As you can see from the picture below I was left with an extra long dowel. This was an easy fix. I removed the dowel by slipping it through the two holes and used a hand saw to cut the dowel to size. Then I covered the two holes with wood putty.
Now it looks like a farmhouse ladder
Next, I painted the ladder with white chalk paint. I use homemade chalk paint.
It is the easiest chalk paint recipe I know of.
1 cup latex paint
1/4 cup baking soda
apply one - two coats
You can also find the recipe by clicking on this link Simple Chalk Paint Recipe.
Now, this once unloved piece is a treasured focal point in my room!