The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Sunday, May 22, 2016

{ Vintage TV Tray turned Laptop Stand }

Heyyy lovely friends!! Thanks for stopping back in on my little blog. So last Wednesday my gram & I went tooling around ALL day after her doctors appointment & we even got a little junkin in! We usually always get together on Wednesday's to have lunch, take stuff to the shop & of course shop or junk!! We ended up at a local barn we both love & I found something I have been looking for since February!! I've mentioned for the past few months that my husband just started his own business after branching out from being a self contractor..Well, since then he's accumulated I swear two truckloads of papers etc.. He also just got a new work laptop & occasionally likes to lay in bed & get some work done before he crashes. With that being said it's kind of hard for him to get comfy in bed & get some work done when there's nowhere to put the wireless mouse he likes, his tea & again 1 billion papers!! Last Wednesday I came upon this vintage { from the 1970's } TV tray & I knew exactly what I was going to use it for - a LAPTOP STAND!!!! I loved the sides & the size etc.. The top even lifts up to prop up magazines/ papers & more! I snagged it for $30 & needless to say my husband loves it!! I mean he can snug in bed with some hot tea, do work stuff & have a snack if needed without the mess..Winning, I think so hahah!!
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It started of this dingy worn white..I honestly loved it white & would have painted it white & gray if I was going to use it for decor/ staging. Since it's my husband's & lets face it men can be messy I decided to keep it super simple & paint it with some $1 black paint & distress it a bit for that rustic / worn look for a bit of charm..


I distressed the edges & where you would see normal wear. I don't think this little DIY could have been much simpler!!


I staged it in the guest room because it's honestly so cozy & my husband tends to snooze & relax in here! Perfect functional piece for anything really!!



The "M" mug is from +HomeGoods & pencil holder from +Hobby Lobby !!


The storage is perfect!!! I mean he can tuck the laptop away / his billions of papers haha , and have a snack etc..  Yes, he's kind of spoiled, but I promise he spoils me more ;).


This junkin find is one of my favorites!! I mean it's unique, functional & so simple!! What do you guys think of this little conversion? I hope you all have a lovely sunny Monday!!

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Paige.Rose


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