Royal Design Studio Review: A TV Tray Makeover

I am so excited to share with you guys my latest project, all thanks to Royal Design Studio. They were kind enough to have me review one of their stencils!
I fell in love with the Hollywood Squares stencil, and I knew it would be something I could use on many future projects to come:
I ordered the large size because you can bet I’ll be doing this on a wall in a future house. 
The victim:

Two TV trays from Target that were only $8.99 and have clearly seen their days.
Because they were so damaged, I sanded, primed and spraypainted the tops with a Krylon Black Lacquer. 
Next, I taped the stencils on with double sided tape.

Rather than use a typical paint and brush, I used my Krylon Gold Leaf Pen which prevented a LOT of potential mess.

I started with an outline to ensure clean lines and then filled it in with the gold leaf.
I topped it all off with a Modge Podge Acrylic Sealer to protect the paint and design.

I am tickled with the results. Who says TV trays can’t be pretty?!
The stencil was SO easy to use and the quality is so good that I can use it for multiple projects and it will easily hold up. 
The stencils run in the $20-$40 range which is completely reasonable, and they are a much cheaper and less permanent alternative to wallpaper.
If you’re not convinced yet, they have literally every design you could possibly dream of. Also, if you’re a stencil newbie, they have a ton of how-to’s on their website that are a great reference.
Do you guys love it as much as I do? The stencil bug has officially bit me and I’m searching high and low for my next victim.
Stay tuned next week because one of YOU might have a chance to get a stencil of your own! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  1. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    oooh I love it! Seriously, please come to my house and decorate…

  2. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 / 2:39 pm

    Wow these are awesome!!!! I might have to copy this! They are so adorable!!! Your living room is tooo freaking cute!!

  3. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    LOVE this, such a cute idea and they came out incredible. I'm tempted to move to CA just so I can make you decorate my house. ๐Ÿ˜› Forced labor is the truest form of friendship right?

  4. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 / 4:24 pm

    I love that stencil! Good choice! Love the gold too!

  5. Wednesday, August 1, 2012 / 5:14 am

    OMG those look so amazing!! You are making me want to start stenciling things!!
    I would love for you to visit my blog sometime!!

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  6. Wednesday, August 1, 2012 / 6:15 pm

    Oh wow I love it, they look really good, such a good idea too!

  7. Wednesday, August 1, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    I never new TV trays could look so good. In fact I never thought of TV trays being something that could be a design enhancement. It's always great to be able to take a n everyday item and turn it into something beautiful. Great job.

  8. Friday, August 3, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    How cool! They turned out awesome! I would definitely try this DIY ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Saturday, August 4, 2012 / 1:20 pm

    These are amazing! So glad to hear they work well and are a reasonable price. You did a fabulous job!

  10. Saturday, September 28, 2013 / 10:36 am

    Shop Tv tray set online from most reputed online store. If you place your order online then you will also get free shipping and 30 days money back guarantee.

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