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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

No I don't live under a Rock!


For months everyone in blogland has been doing chalkboards. Painting and spraying everything under the sun. It's like anything else that you see over and over. It starts to be appealing! Not that it wasn't when I first saw them but I started thinking about doing one on all different types of material. And you know how much I like quick simple and affordable things to do!

Soooooo when I was shopping at the Goodwill store I discovered a little tray to paint.

It was a nice shape and had great detailing and for 1.99 it was perfect.

I bought a spray can of chalkboard paint. The girl at Lowes said spray paint is better for small projects and a can of paint is better for walls and furniture.

I taped the outside details of the tray so the paint wouldn't get on it. This probably was the hardest part. Taping in a round or oval shape you want to make sure your lines don't look choppy when the tape comes off.

There were some imperfections in the tray but that's the beauty of it. The paint will cover it!
Spray the chalkboard paint in thin layers till you have a nice solid look. When completely dry get your chalk and rub it all over the black area to condition the piece. Then erase. Write anything you want on it!

My little twist is that I attached it to a candle holder. I think I will also use it again in a different way.
So you might think I lived under a rock by not doing this sooner, but I was just taking my time thinking how I can do something different with it.

Now I need to get some candles to go with it!

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Bee happy said...

I love it, great idea!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

MeMeSue said...

You did an awesome job! I have a few projects I want to use chalk board paint on!

Renee said...

Very creative! I love seeing new ideas like that.
I found you from the link party.

Deborah said...

What a terrific idea! I must try it and soon. I agree about the chalk board paint! It is everywhere! LOL!!

Tammy @ Type A said...

so beautiful. love the detail. wish i could find a tray like this one. great job.

LADY JANE said...

Deneen...I love it...GREAT JOB!

Maria Matter said...

love this Deneen!
apparently I live under a rock, I haven't 'chalk board-ed' anything yet! Though I feel inspired to go to goodwill now! lol