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Monday, January 23, 2012

Chalkboard Tray

 



Anyone remember these dishes from Pottery Barn a while back?  I couldn't find them on their site anymore, but I did track down this picture.  I always figured I could make my own, but I could never find any dishes the right size (and cheap enough for me) at Goodwill.



Then, while packing up Christmas a few weeks ago I came across this plastic $1 store tray that we haven't used in years.  Lightbulb moment! 



I gave the whole thing a couple of coats of spray chalkboard paint.

And then I painted a white frame around it.  I don't have the steadiest hand, but I went slowly.  I think it's alright! 

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15 comments:

  1. You think it's alright?! It's way more than alright...it's fabulous! I love it!

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  2. What a fun idea, love it! Need to get myself some chalkboard paint, thanks for the great idea!

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  3. Very cute! Gotta love those lightbulb moments!

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  4. Very cute!! I love to use chalk board spray paint on just about anything! Stopping by from time to shine tuesday...

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  5. This turned out great! I've given you the Versatile blogger award and thought you would want to check it out.

    Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.com

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  6. That turned out wonderfully! I definitely need to get some chalkboard spray paint--very cool! And I love how it looks framed in white! I'm pinning this too!

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  7. Oh my goodness, I think this is genius!! I've been wanting a small-ish chalkboard and seeing so many that cost too much money. You've just inspired me to make my own! I'm your newest follower- I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back if you'd like.
    Have a great rest of the week!
    xo,
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

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  8. Super cute! What a clever way to repurpose!! Stop by and link up! :)

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  9. I love this!! Never would have thought to do this in a million years. Off to get some chalkboard paint! Found your blog today, and I'm your newest follower.

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  10. Wow, how cute (and simple and inexpensive)!! I spend a few too many dollars at PB, so it's nice to save some money and recreate it at home. Thanks for the great inspiration!

    Allison

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  11. Fantastic idea! I love it! Would love it if you stopped by my linky party and linked up!
    -Melissa
    www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

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  12. So adorable!! Thanks for linking up! Have you registered for my giveaway?

    Ramsign Giveaway: Porcelain Enamel Sign {up to $99 value}

    XO, Aimee

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  13. Let me just say....WOW!! I see those tacky looking Christmas Trays so Cheap at the Thrift Store. I love what you did with them!! Stay Fashionable! Love,Candy

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