I've had this old tv tray for a while now, just sitting around waiting to become something a little better. Yes...it's just as ugly in person and no... I don't know why I purchased it in the first place.
I taped off the areas on the tray that I didn't want to become chalkboard.
Next I sprayed a layer of Krylon chalkboard spray paint over the tray and let it dry.
Now Trouble has his own place to practice his spelling words and...
I can leave sweet messages for the family.