a table for breakfast in bed is my fave

February 12, 2013


Today’s post is from Joy of Frock Files. I now resolve to have breakfast in bed more often. 

At my house, we have coffee in bed every morning. There’s something peaceful about having a quiet moment to sip away before kicking into high gear. But all too often, our coffee cups go sliding off of the breakfast tray, creating a bit of chaos and causing an extra load of laundry. Needless to say, it’s not a great start to the day.

My solution: a little table with four legs and a non-slip surface. I used a Xonex writing mat, which is pretty enough to look at but also grippy enough to keep my cups and plates from moving around. And my favorite Rifle Paper Co. wrapping paper gets a permanent home here thanks to the magic of Mod Podge.

So now I get to have my coffee with an extra bit of sweetness — and no spills.


– 1 Xonex writing mat
– 1 17.5” x 19.75” piece of wood
– 4 Waddell table legs (4”)
– 4 Waddell mounting plates
– Mod Podge
– 2 sponge brushes
– Super Glue
– Paint and painter’s tape (optional)


1. Start by painting your table legs the color of your choice. I had some charcoal grey leftover from painting my office walls, so I used that, but the varieties are endless! Follow the first coat with a second one.

2. Coat the unprinted side of your paper and the top of your wood with Mod Podge. I used plywood, but I’d suggest using a cutting board, shelf, or some other finished piece of wood, which will cut down on air bubbles from unevenness.

3. Lay the paper down with the coated side up, then put the coated side of the wood face down on top of it. Turn over and smooth out any air bubbles.



4. Cut the corners of the paper diagonally, leaving ⅛” at the edge. Coat the paper and the edge of the wood with glue and fold over. Do the same with the top portion, then continue with the other three sides.

5. Cut a piece of paper large enough to cover the uncovered bottom portion of the wood, then Mod Podge that. Then coat the entire piece of wood with Mod Podge. Allow to dry for five minutes, then add another coat.


6. Drill the mounting plates in at 1 centimeter from each corner. Attach the legs.


7. Attach the Xonex mat using Super Glue.


8. Enjoy breakfast in bed sans stress.

It turns out that this little table is great for writing letters and late night couch snacking, too.

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