Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dollar Store Serving Tray

Have you seen the cute little silver serving trays at the dollar store? Well I happened to pick one up and try making it into a chalkboard like I have seen around blog land. Heck, its a buck if I screw it up..no big loss..right?
 
 

First I primed it and than added 3 coats of chalkboard paint. I did not tape, just was very careful and than took a toothpick (fancy tools used here)  and went around the edges to clean it up. I love how it turned out and bonus..its magnetic!! I also am toying with the idea of adding ribbon so it can hang. I think I might be doing this again, would make great gifts!!


Thanks for joining me and look for me next week as I have a big project reveal..I hope...lol
Joining:


Monday:
More The Merrier @ DIY Home Sweet Home
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
DIY Project Parade @ DIY Showoff
Thrifty Treasures @ SouthernHospitality
Make it Great Monday @ Etcetorize

Tuesday:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Trash To Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & amp; Co
CowGirl UP @ Cedar Hill Ranch
Talent Tuesday @ VintageWannaBee
Twirl & amp; take a Bow

Wednesday:
Piece Of Work Wednesday @ Primitive And Proper
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Primp your stuff wednesday
Uncommonly Yours
Very Merry Vintage Style
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What we made and wore @RaeGunRamblings
All Star Block Party @ Full Circle Creations
New House
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Full Circle Creations
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Penny Pinching Party @ TheThriftyHome
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Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
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Transformation Thursday @TheShabbyCreekCottage
Share Your Cup Thursday with Mrs. Olson
Show Me Extraordinary @ 36thAvenue
Hooking up with HoH
Throwback Thursday @HubbyMadeMe
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ FromMyFrontPorchToYours
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Pin-inspiration Thursday

Friday:
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Fridays Unfolded @ StuffandNonsense
Feature Friday @ RedouxInteriors
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Weedend Wrap up Party


Saturday
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Get schooled Saturday
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Sunday

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Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ NiftyThriftyThings
Sunday Showcase Party @ UnderTheTableandDreaming
It's Party Time @ ItsSoVeryCheri

25 comments:

It's All Connected said...

What a great idea for such a small cost! ~ Maureen

Cathy said...

So cute - would definitely make cute gifts...Visiting from Totally Transformed Tuesday...

Chrissy said...

This is a great idea, even thrift finds would be a good item. Visiting from Dedicated House.
Have a great week.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

So glad I stopped by. What a great idea. I am always looking for a new idea since I make all my Christmas gifts for family and friend. Pop over for a visit if you find time. Blessings.
QMM

Gypsea said...

I love the elegant look!

Angie Granata said...

What an amazing idea! I love it. Will steal it, and use it. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower.

Donna Wilkes said...

How fancy and fanciful! Imagine how this started and how it ended.

Distressed Donna Down Home

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

those turned out great

Vintage Street Designs said...

Your tray looks fantastic! Great job!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Margaret,

Your tray looks fantastic! I just love chalkboard items. I'm visting you from Time Travel Thursday. I hope you will stop by to say hello. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Diann said...

It turned out great!

Amber @ Defrump Me said...

I love this idea! I am pinning it now!
I found you at Beyond the Picket Fence.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi! Love it, I so have to get one of those trays and try this!
Visiting from Stuff and Nonsense!

Rondell

Stuff and Nonsense said...

such a cute idea

thanks for sharing
at Fridays Unfolded

just followed you
via GFC!

alison

Heather said...

What a cute idea - I love dollar store crafts!

Craftberry Bush said...

You know I tried to do this once and it was a total fail...I couldn't get a straight edge to save my life...you've inspired me to try again...thank you..xo

Jaime Lyn said...

Beautiful! Thank you SO much for taking the time to taking the time to link up to the Happy Hour Link Party!!!
Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

Tammy said...

Thank you for such a good idea! I currently have about 45 of these little trays that we're using in the centerpieces for my DD's wedding in a few weeks. I wondered what we were going to do with them after the festivities. Homemade Christmas gifts! Yea!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love this idea. Adding ribbon would be so awesome. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us. :-)

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Becolorful said...

Ooooohhhh yeah. Love the chalkboard paint paired with the silver. Nice!! Thanks for sharing on BeColorful
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Dewdrop Gardens said...

I agree, great gift idea! Looks very nice.
Saw you sharing at It's So Very Cheri/Cupcakes and Crinoline party.
Debbie :)

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Turned out great!
Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

Jann Olson said...

This would make a terrific gift. I haven't been to the dollar store for a while. Looks like I need to make a trip. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is a very pretty and vintage-looking chalkboard project--I do like it!

Debi Bolocofsky said...

This is such a cute idea. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/almond-sugar-body-scrub-and-wednesdays.html
from Wednesday until Sunday.
Hope to see you there.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com