A few weeks ago I was asked to help put together a guest bedroom on a tight budget. One of my favorite DIY projects that came out of that design effort was a couple of TV trays that got new life as nightstands. I purchased these TV trays about a decade ago and used them when I was very first married. I liked the colors of them and they seemed sturdy compared to other TV stands.
I had no idea at the time what Chianti was but I was happy with how they looked. As time went by and through a couple of home moves, these stands found their way into my parent’s garage where they sat for years until my sister-in-law suggested using them for our bedroom makeover. As soon as she said it, I knew it was genius and I knew exactly how I wanted them to look. This is such an easy DIY makeover that can be done to coffee tables, end tables, side tables, night stands, (don’t forget TV trays!) …. and the list goes on. All you have to do is tape off the sides around the table and spray paint the top of it white.
Voila! You now have a white top two tone table. I think it would also look great if the whole top, even the sides were painted white. That would give a real contrast to the two tone color. However you decide to do it, the white two tone top gives a more sophisticated and modern look to an ordinary table. I am so glad I got rid of the busy wording on the TV stands and painted over the tops with white. It makes the stands more functional and allowed them to double as nightstands. It worked great in a guest room because you don’t really need that extra storage that a normal highly used nightstand would have.
So what do you think? Are you a fan of the two tone? I think it is quite the transformation for such a minimal amount of effort! I am excited to see the other possibilities in store for these two once lowly TV stands.