Days of winter weather can make kids stir-crazy. When cabin fever strikes, clear some floor space and roll out an indoor hopscotch mat. This ancient British game was used for military training exercises at the time of the Roman Empire; kids eventually became its most passionate devotees, because it's just plain fun.
Simple mats cut from wallpaper remnants or sheets of decorative paper work magic on serving trays. Drinks are less likely to slide around,the tray is protected, and snack time is brightened up by this unexpected bit of color and pattern.
Simple drawer pulls become fancy feet for a plain wooden tray and make it worthy of special occasions. Prime and paint tray. If knobs' screws aren't long enough to go through the bottom of your tray, replace them with longer ones.