Thursday, January 31, 2013

DIY Silver Tray Chalkboard

I needed somewhere to write my grocery list - besides on random scraps of paper - so I made this chalkboard for my fridge.

It started with this fun shaped silver-plated tray I found at an estate sale for a few dollars.  

I shined it up with some silver polish.

Then I lightly sanded the center, to help ensure the paint would stick.

I painted three coats of chalkboard paint.

I glued four strong magnets to the back of the tray.

I also glued a magnet to the back of this little metal cup to hold the chalk.

Did you know you can sharpen chalk in a pencil sharpener? The fine point makes it easier to write small.

This is what I need from the grocery store right now. :)

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