Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pretty Portable Tea Table

I found this tray table at a flea market a couple of months ago.  While the dealer was transporting it to sell it, a sharp object of some sort pierced the wicker tray and put a hole in it.  However, I still fell in love with this piece and I knew my husband could do something to salvage this sweet little table.
The before pictures are coming up, but here was the solution to my problem.  I got some quarter-inch plywood at Lowe's.  All it took was a 24x24 sheet.  My husband traced the top of the table and reduced his tracing by 1/2 an inch all the way around and then took his jigsaw and cut a new piece to insert over the damaged wicker.  The insert needed to be a little smaller than the lip of the tray.

You can see how beautiful this table is.  The details are stunning.  Once the new oval was cut, my husband spread wood glue all over one side of the new piece of wood and pressed it into the tray.  He weighted it down with heavy books to make sure he had good contact while the glue was drying.
The next day he painted the entire piece white, and although his new oval insert wasn't perfect, it all blended in nicely.
I'm thrilled with the finished product.  Now, if you like this stencil, here is the source, and if you put in the code Miss Maggie you will get 15 percent off your stencil.  This is a great offer to my readers, and just so you know, I receive nothing for promoting these stencils.  I just love to share great sources with you when I find them.
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10 comments:

Createology said...

Excellent save and love your little tray table. Creative Bliss...

Tante Mali said...

Dear Maggy!
So beautiful, you are an artist and a obviously a perfect hunter!!!
Happy spring
Elisabeth

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Maggie! A great solution to the hole problem, too. I think your hubby did a great job cutting the new insert. It looks pretty perfect in the pictures. Love the stencil, too.

Bliss said...

Sometimes I think there is nothing that a piece of wood can't fix.

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

I think it's better than before...now you have a nice stable surface (wicker tends to be wobbly and uneven), and it's so pretty! Great job guys!!!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Yay for happy accidents and helpful husbands! Looks great Maggie!

Art and Sand said...

What a clever solution.

I love the table now.

Lorraine said...

It's lovely, Maggie!! What a great fix and handy husband!! to my blog and your kind words. Have a great week! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

rkramadh said...

Gorgeous table as usual! Lucky that your husband is so involved in your creations too :) I was wondering if you have tried the Decoart stencils with French typography? If yes, do they work just as well? They are very inexpensive for 12x12 but I have never used them. If you want to check it out, here is the link: http://www.homedepot.com/p/DecoArt-Americana-Decor-The-French-Bakery-Stencil-ADS11-K/204737476?keyword=decoart+stencils+The+French+Bakery#.UpUHDuJ42nw

karen@somewhatquirky said...

That table is scrumptious! Wow! I love it. It will be sold 15 minutes into the show. I think I will buy that stencil! Your husband did a great job with that oval - I have such a hard time cutting 1/4 plywood with a jigsaw. It splinters so easily. But of course my jigsaw is older than my kids....