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

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

  3. Very cute! Gotta love those lightbulb moments!

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

  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

  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!

  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!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

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


  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.

  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!


  11. Fantastic idea! I love it! Would love it if you stopped by my linky party and linked up!

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

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    XO, Aimee

  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