Friday, May 7, 2010

For all you slackers out there....

So, I know this is kinda late but I just went to my sisters house tonight and helped her make my moms mothers day gift.  I'm totally in love with it and it took literally 30 minutes to do.
Since my mom is going through chemo right now, she spends pretty much all of her time either in bed, or in her recliner.  So this gift will get much use!
 We found a TV dinner tray for $8.50 at walmart.  (ahh, how I love coming home from Canada, the low prices always make me sooo happy right when I get back.) anyways, it was just a plain dark wood color.
 So we found some cute red, green, and beige striped fabric, and some white antique colored acrylic paint. 

We painted the legs and as much of the underneath that could be seen at all the white color.

We layed the fabric over the top to see how big it needed to be and cut it with about an extra 2 1/2 inches hanging over each side. Then used spray adhesive and glued down the fabric to the top. We did it outside because the glue sprays pretty far and wide.

We put a towel down and flipped it over, and used the edge of the towel to cover the fabric as we sprayed the bottom of the tray, as to not get the fabric soaking wet(because if the glue soaks all the way through the fabric it stains) Then we staple gunned the corners.
Then we used a fine grain sand paper and sanded down the corners to give it some character. Then sprayed the top with a scotch gaurd so it wont stain.  I think it turned out SOO cute.  I can't wait to serve her Mothers Day lunch on it.

Now, I'm not going to put up a picture of the entire thing finished, or tell you about the cute decorations and such we're going to put on it for her mothers day lunch just in case by some crazy chance my mom looks at this I dont want to totally ruin the gift.  Which like I said since shes going through chemo is highly unlikely, but still.  Ill put up pics on Sunday.  Happy Mothers' day to all the mothers out there!


  1. That is so cute!!! What a great idea!

    Praying for your mom and your whole family!

    I hope you have a FANTASTIC mother's day!

  2. Great idea! I bet your mom LOVED them. :-)

  3. LOVE this!! I totally need these me and my husband only eat at the couch!!


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