Are you one of those people that love having breakfast in bed? I am, for sure!
I had been hunting for a breakfast tray for just such a reason, when I found this one at the thrift store (sorry I didn't take a before photo). It was brown with some sad looking patterned paper modge-podged to the bottom. I had to rescue it and claim it for my own.... and it only cost $4!
I ripped off the old paper, sanded it, and repainted it with the left-over paint from my art room. Then I free-handed a flower design in acrylic paints, sanded some paint back, and finished it off with some polyurethane. I've already put this to good use for breakfast and my son likes to take it out in the backyard for picnics too!