Today I’m blogging over on the Homeright DIY site about how to paint tv tables for my camper. I recently painted that small footstool by hand and immediately regretted not being able to use the paint sprayer for it. So many brush strokes, etc.
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So when it came time to give a makeover to my tv tables for the camper I knew that I would be using my Super Finish Max Extra. Please hop over to see these tables and all of my projects on Homeright DIY . I’m sharing helpful tips on using a paint sprayer. PLUS! I’m sharing one of my best tips for cleaning a Finish Max using a $1 item you can buy at the dollar store!! (the post goes live later this afternoon on the Homeright site)
Here are the two tables I updated with the paint sprayer. The one on the right has been glazed.
How to Glaze T.V Tables
This view gives you a good idea of how much the smoked glaze changes up the white tv table. I prefer to use cheap chip brushes when I glaze my furniture pieces. It helps to get minimal coverage or a dry brush effect. Bonus! The chip brushes clean up quick and easy. I rarely throw them away. They definitely improve with age.
You can see all my glazing project ideas here.
How do you glaze furniture?
Glazing furniture is so easy with this Glaze by Rust-Oleum. I rarely use a rag to wipe it back, but I suppose you could if that’s your preference in glazing. My method is just slightly dipping the tips of the bristles into the glaze and lightly touching the furniture as I spread it. If you don’t want brush strokes, dig in with the almost dry bristles and use a circular pattern or a stippling motion to remove ALL glaze brush strokes.
Don’t forget to glaze the underside of your furniture pieces for a more finished look. Protect the table top that you’re working on by using cardboard while the tv table is turned upside down.
On my last camping trip, the Happy Camper Small Footstool was very helpful for Lulu Mae (and me). The TV tray table ended up basically being a coffee table, holding my drink, magazines, phone and other random stuff. Removing the dinette table in my Vintage Cruiser makes the area so much more spacious. I store the dinette table in the bedroom when not in use. The second tv table is stored in the bedroom as well when not in use.
Folding tv tables for outdoor camper
It’s so nice to have a folding table for inside and outside the camper. The custom stenciled rug held up great. The first couple of days it was HOT (90’s) the next two days were rainy and cool. Even though the rug got wet, I’m so glad I had it. It really helped keep down the mud situation.
Throwing the rug over the picnic table helped it dry overnight the first rainy day. Then it was back out getting wet again. Back on the picnic table it went as I was packing up to let the water drain out in order to fold it up and put it in a small garbage bag. I’m hoping to get another one of these at Home Depot this week.
Lulu Mae really loved having the rug to sun herself. All in all it was a fabulous camping trip to General Butler State Park (KY). Friends joined me for a couple of days and I can’t remember when I laughed so hard. I really needed some R&R! Slowly but surely I’m making the little Vintage Cruiser camper my home away from home with small tweaks like the two new tv tables. Don’t forget to check out the details over at Homeright DIY.
One last photo as we were leaving General Butler State Park (at the dump station)
Oh, in case you want to revamp one of your old tv tables, check out this Standing Computer Table I made!
What was the last DIY project you made that makes your life easier?
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
I love your camper! Is that one of the Gulf Stream reproductions? Good idea to have a folding table that can be used inside or out. I can't wait to replace my booth table. All your accessories are just perfect too. Love the stencil on the rug. Did the trailer come with those curtains or did you switch them out? They are so cheerful. You are one brave woman to start camping alone. There is a video series by a woman who bought a motorhome, sold her condo, and lives in the motorhome full time, driving around the country. She has a ton of good tips, but of course I can't remember her name right now. I'll look for her videos if you are interested.
Yes! The camper is a gulf stream Vintage Cruiser.I love it! The camper did come with those curtains. I have watched some youtube channels of women camping alone. I like watching youtube stuff about camping.
I never knew I would love it so much!
thanks for stopping by!
you always look so happy when you are camping, maybe some day i will join you for a day, i have had a sucky year, had lung cancer and right before they remove my right lower lobe, i found out i had a crushed vertabrae in my back,took me a while to recover from this and got the flu lmbo and now when i am finally feeling normal and cancer free i fell and broke my humerous in my right arm, i am right handed go figure i will be happy to see the end of this year xx
I'm so sorry to hear you've had such a rough patch. I'm hoping that things turn around for you in the coming months. Take care friend!
TV trays are perfect for camping. Do they fit under the seats or in an outside storage area? Where do you hide the table top and leg too. Lulu Mae certainly loves her camper doesn’t she. The Chiweenie would cry the whole way in the truck. That’s why she stays with a lovely doggie mommy if we need to go somewhere.
I store them in the bedroom when not in use. When I travel, they easily store under the dinette table. The dinette table folds up and stores easily against the bedroom wall. I use the privacy curtain to hide it away. I'm really happy that there isn't a pole table in my tiny camper. I like removing the table to allow two "sofas" that face one another. If I position the happy camper footstool just right, Lulu can jump down to the stool and from sofa to sofa.
Ever since Lulu was a wee pup she has traveled in an airplane approved carrier. That way she could always go with me. I buckle it into the truck and off we go. She immediately just settles in and is relaxing before I turn off my street. I have to keep the carrier put away or she will go get in it any time I grab my car keys. 🙂
really nice finish. thanks for the helpful tips about glazing and how to do it.
I just can't stop using that glaze. You'll see lots of my glazed projects at Glendale! 🙂