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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