If the Weather

If the weather will just turn nice I have a bunch of things to paint outside.

Faux marbre painted TV tray tables.
Faux marbre painted TV tray tables.

Almost 3 years ago I painted the tops of my grandmother’s TV trays from the 1960s.

Before on left, after on right. (The far right tray has the truest rendition of color.)
Before on left, after on right.

At one time their faux marcasite original finish was quite posh looking.  Now I’m even tired of the blue faux marbre finish I painted.

The Carter tray table can be set up almost anywhere.
The Carter tray table can be set up almost anywhere.

While sorting my papers to see if any were trash I found a sheet ripped from an old Pottery Barn catalog that had the picture of a Carter metal folding tray table in black which costs $179.

Charcoal Metallic Spray Paint is my favorite go-to color which I found is still sold at WalMart.
Charcoal Metallic Spray Paint is my favorite go-to color which I found is still sold at WalMart.

Admittedly my tables are not metal but I think they’d look great in black.  Maybe a combination of black and metallic charcoal grey which when sanded looks a lot like slate.

Sanded metallic charcoal looks like slate on these picture frames and might look just as good on my tray tables.
Sanded metallic charcoal looks like slate on these picture frames and might look just as good on my tray tables.

I’m ready to paint.  Now, if the weather would just turn.

What’s the first thing you’ll do when the weather turns nice again?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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