Tuesday, January 19, 2010

DIY Chalkboard Tray

When I saw the chalkboard tray that Jill from Gypsy Brocante created I couldn't wait to make my own version. When I went to my local thrift store they didn't have a silver tray for less than $6 so I decided for my first attempt I would purchase a silver tin tray I had seen at the Dollar Tree last week. It worked PERFECTLY!!! I bought a quart of chalkboard paint at Walmart for about $9, but should be able to make about 50 trays with it so all in all the project cost me $1.20ish per tray!!! I apologize for the writing on the tray. We only had sidewalk chalk which is so large I could hardly write anything with it! These trays are SO easy, but a little time-consuming to make. I used 3 thin layers a paint and it took about 48 hours for everything to dry. My mom had a plate hook so I just attached it to the back and hung it on a wall in her kitchen. I plan on giving these as hostess gifts for parties we are invited to this year and possibly Christmas gifts for neighbors.

7 comments:

Mellisa Rock said...

WOW--those are so chic and pretty! I am so adding this to my list of projects for the year!! Thanks for posting about it!

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Ann said...

great idea!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Very cute!! Love it!! Great Job!

Denise said...

I like that.

Prior said...

Great paint job... I passed up a silver tray this afternoon...Trying to cut down, but now I may go back tomorrow to get it!!! Lezlee

creativejewishmom.com said...

Very nice! plus depending on the type of metal tray you use it might be magnetic. I'd love to fill a whole wall with these in different shapes!
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Sophia said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea!