Friday, January 31, 2014

DIY: Chalkboard Art on Serving Trays

Have you ever seen the potential of a thrifted item, purchased it with intentions of doing something wonderful with it and let it sit for years and years and years? I have done this more times than I'd like to remember!!

I purchased this wood tray at least 20 years ago! Putting a coat of chalkboard paint on the bottom of this tray was the perfect way to cover the ugly newsprint transfer. I love how I can write out a word or holiday message on it now. What's most fun for me about it is that I don't leave it in a cabinet or above my refrigerator anymore. It's now part of my living room decor!!

 A great tip I learned from my daughter is that using pastel chalk instead of regular chalk gives you a brighter, bolder color for your chalk art. I picked up a box at Blick Art and love playing with all the colors!

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