Sunday, August 12, 2012

Chalkboard Painted Vintage Tray

Found the right tray for making a blackboard. Round, good base, interesting.
The tray with 6 coats of chalkboard paint. It has to dry for a couple of days before rubbing it all over with white chalk to finish the prep for a chalk board.
Supplies ready, before- and the finished after.
The wicker frame has great natural vintage wear.
Tray with one coat of paint, with supplies and after final (6th) coat.
I was reading Inspired by Charm: Dining Room Shelves post where Michael (who owns/runs a bed and breakfast) put up two wall shelves over a dresser and proceeded to make two separate uses - one as a summer lemonade centre and one as a coffee centre. I looked at the tray and decided to paint it with chalkboard paint and try out several different vignettes. Not at all the same as his but satisfying.

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  1. I love your tray. What a great idea!

  2. I love the tray you found and I bet it will go just about anywhere! I love the idea of the coffee centre. 6 coats of paint. Wow, you must have been very patient! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at The "Sunday Stop"!

  3. P.S. I am your 300th follower :) Yay me!

  4. Great tray! and some fabulous photos to show it off too!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. This is amazing! I need to do this and hang it as my chalkboard.

    Thanks for sharing, I'm pinning it!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  6. Love your photos - the tray looks great!

  7. Love this idea! And I think I have just the tray...

  8. What a wonderful idea and it turned out fantastic! You will find so many uses for that tray!

  9. I think this is the prettiest chalkboard I've seen! It has interesting texture and shape.

  10. Good morning Joy ... love the tray and your different vignettes. I have lots of trays I wanted to do mosaic, but never did, so must make chalk boards before that goes out of style. Thank for the inspiration.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

  11. What a great idea, as useful as it is attractive.

  12. The tray turned out so pretty, and really would look good in any vignette, love the details of the trays outer edge! Pretty chalkboard! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  13. Ahhh...I just love this tray. Turned out really cute. Thanks for sharing with the party.

  14. I love, love, love the wooden wicker tray painted with the chalkboard paint. Very cute vignette. I think it was you that told me you had a friend name Dangerfield and they were researching their name? I wanted to comment back and couldn't find the post! Anyway, Thelma Dangerfield's was just a made up name for my mom's antique shop. Kind of disappointing as I would have loved to be a Dangerfield!!! :)

  15. I admire you people with such creative minds. Never would have thought of doing this. The board looks very nice.


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