Thrifty Thursday – Tray Transformation

I have wanted to make a chalk board tray for my dining room for a long time. I first saw this project done on a fellow bloggers site a few years ago. So long ago, in fact, that I can’t find the bookmark from the site it was from *blush*. I want to give credit for where this fantastic idea is due, so please if it was your site, let me know so I can link you into this post!

The blogger had painted an old oval ceramic serving plate with chalk board paint and placed it on the sideboard in the dining room. In following posts she used it for menus, lists and other creative ideas. I have been keeping my eyes out in the thrift stores ever since, for the perfect oval platter. I knew I wanted one that was large and preferably metal, not ceramic. Last week, I finally found a large medal serving tray. It wasn’t much to look at, a dingy yellow with lots of chips in the paint, but I knew, for $2.00, it was perfect.

After two coats of chalk board paint, it is a fantastic addition to my dining room Halloween decor.

I already have Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas for using this tray. It was a great addition to the dining room for $2.00!

Have you thrifted anything good lately?

2 thoughts on “Thrifty Thursday – Tray Transformation

  1. October 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

    This is one of may favorite projects. I love chalkboard paint so much I painted my whole back door.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. October 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    This is such a neat idea. Thanks for sharing… bookmarked!

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