I made this chalk board a while ago and never posted about it, but since I heard that Donna over at Funky Junk Interiors was having a chalk board themed linky and it's Friday night, I want to parrrrrrrr-ty! Click the above link and join us! I'm bringing nachos!
I love using chalk board paint on lots of surfaces - metal, wood, paper, fabric, ceramic - the ideas are endless! One of my favorite uses is for silver plated trays. I have a real "thing" for these lovely serving pieces and expanding their use by making something utilitarian like a chalk board out of them really appeals to me! I thought that this large round tray with its neat handles was the perfect canvas! I painted the chalk board paint around the center circle, leaving the rim to show off its patina. Then, just because everything is better if it sparkles, I glued "rhinestones" all around the perimeter - bling bling!
I painted on three coats, letting each dry before applying the next, to make sure I got full coverage. If the piece you're working on has a little engraving on it, don't worry. The chalk paint will partially cover that and it won't interfere with its use. You'll be able to write on it just fine!
Once the painting was complete, I tied a black ribbon to a piece of chalk and hung it from one of the handles. I was really excited over the way it turned out!
This piece was sold a while ago, but I'm working on new ones! After all, I have to have one for myself, right? Plus, now that I've seen all the colors available, how can I resist? I wonder if it comes in PINK?
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
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