DIY: an acrylic and metal side table

I absolutely love this DIY project. A boring TV tray is repurposed into a chic and light side table.  It's a super project for people without the budget for a $200 side table but who want the fresh, light look that lucite furniture offers. The metal corners give it the perfect finishing touch. A great DIY project to transform a TV tray into a chic, acrylic and metal side table. Get the look of lucite furniture for less!

A great DIY project to transform a TV tray into a chic, acrylic and metal side table. Get the look of lucite furniture for less!

Super, yes? I would rate this an an Easy DIY project. You'll need some supplies but no power tools or specialized knowledge. My top tip? When spray painting the tray legs, remember that a few layered, thin coats will give a far superior result to one, impatiently applied thick coat. Spray outdoors, and use wide, broad strokes to create your thin coats -  and wait util dry to apply the next. With that, you'll have a pro finish. Get the step by step instructions for this at In My Own Style - there's plenty of other great projects and DIY tips there as well.