at all of those little projects that have building up.  Repairing hairclips, gluing wooden train tracks back together, mending holes.  And the list could go on.  That is what I have been up to this past week or so.

One of those projects that I had been meaning to do FOREVER was to bring new life to these wood tray tables.

wood tray with legs

I have been dragging these around with me for over 10 years and 4 house moves.  Jay used them when he was little to put his coloring pages on.  And, as you can see, to work his magic with a paint brush.

Re-purposing a lap tray
They needed a little repairing and a makeover, and the twins needed little tables to put in front of their chairs in the play room.  I am tired of cleaning up spilled drinks and snacks that have been balanced precariously on the arms of their chairs or sat down on the floor next them only to be kicked over or trodden on.  I'm hoping this will alleviate the problem.

Activity and snack trays for kids

So, after tightening screws and removing the paint and pen marks, I glued a sheet of oilcloth to the top of each table to give it a pop of color and cover the marks on the top. 

Kids play room

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cat@juggling act March 5, 2010 - 11:24 am

Looks great.

Stacy's Snippets March 5, 2010 - 11:00 pm

How cute! So jealous of you crafty gals!

Stopping by from SITS!

Kathleen March 5, 2010 - 11:09 pm

Hello from Sits! Your tray looks adorable!

Teresa Olvera March 6, 2010 - 2:22 pm

Just saw you on Sits and wanted to suggest that you check out and there is a post there where you can add a link for other children to pray and support.

Tonya Staab March 8, 2010 - 11:44 am

Thank you so much for sharing this link. I had seen it at some point but had forgotten to save it.


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