No matter the season or holiday, it’s always nice to have a piece of decor you can update quickly and simply. For me, that’s a chalkboard.
- (2 Pack) Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser for Stainless Steel / Porcelain / Ceramic / Tile / Copper – 13 Oz. Each (Optional)
- Chalkboard paint
- Paint brush
I found this gorgeous tray at a “Dig & Save” St. Vincent de Paul. It looked a little rough around the edges, but nothing Bar Keeper’s Friend couldn’t repair! The image below shows the original condition on the right and after Bar Keeper’s Friend on the left and in the middle.
Once I polished the tray and cleaned it all up, I painted on a coat of black chalkboard paint and let it dry.
And finally a third coat of chalkboard paint. Once the tray was completely dry (I let each coat cure about 24 hours), I rubbed a piece of chalk sideways over the entire tray to prep it. I cleaned off the chalk and rubbed more on, letting this coat sit a few hours. I then cleaned the entire tray and wrote my message in chalk.
You could also use a chalk paint pen, or even regular paint, if you want a more permanent message. Imagination is the limit with this project!
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Have you ever turned an old tray into a chalkboard? How did it go? Let me know in the comments.