I’ve said before how much I love shopping at Target.
Here is one reason.
I loved this larger serving tray that was part of their Christmas collection.
Just look at the lovely curves.
Do I really use serving trays?
Especially a serving tray that is not food safe.
Well, no, and the price at $14.99 wasn’t that bad.
Why would they make a serving tray that is not food safe?
Probably because it is so pretty.
But on the 90% off Christmas sale at $1.49 for a gold leafed serving tray.
Ok, so I bought four of them.
I knew they had potential.
My first makeover was a chalkboard.
I had a can of chalkboard paint calling my name. This was my first project with it.
I decided to try the chalkboard just in the center.
I did a lot of taping off but it wasn’t enough.
I ended up painting the first edge that I had planned on leaving gold.
I’m pretty happy with the results.
But where to put it and how to hang it??
Well, I’m still working on that.
But look at her (yeah I’m sure a chalkboard is a female).
With those curves I think it has to be.
For now she is a part of my Valentine corner.
I suppose this would look a bit better if I actually had a chalk message on it.
I thought I might have had some chalk but I don’t.
Or I can’t find it….
Really, I don’t think I have any.
Well, not now anyway.
Chalkboard paint on hand*
Painters tape craft supply
Foam brush craft supply
Total cost: $1.49 plus basic supplies
* I think the chalkboard paint was $9.99 a quart and you use only a small amount, probably less than $.50 worth of it.
Next week I’ll share my second serving tray makeover.
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Great find...stop by and see my guest post over at Moonwalk http://ashlymoonwalk.blogspot.com/ and check it out...It's also a $3.00 Thursday find!!!ReplyDelete
Wow-she is quite a beauty-the curves get me first! Love the fancy dancy chalkboard look! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit! ClaireReplyDelete
what a great find!!!ReplyDelete
Wow. I love the shape of that tray! It is gorgeous as a chalkboard! (Have you thought about using those picture hanging strips to hang it? They work for me to hang plates.)ReplyDelete
Wow so cute, I have been looking for a tray just like this. I want to paint it black and add our initials using gold vinyl to the center of the tray. (with my cricut) I am working on a picture wall and would love to add this to it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
wow great find! It looks match better hanging on a wall than on a table anyway.. :)ReplyDelete
I love it! What a great find & such a creative use of it! Wonderful transformation!ReplyDelete
Your metamorphosis is absolutely fabulous. I so hope that you enjoy every bit of it.ReplyDelete
Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!
Great idea! I love that sale!!!ReplyDelete
Cute! It turned out great!ReplyDelete
You win - I have the same tray on our dining room table (holding plants, not food) but mine was like $5! I L-O-V-E what you did with yours, though. Very creative and super cute. :)ReplyDelete
Putting chalkboard paint on it is such a great idea! Love it!ReplyDelete
REALLY pretty, and what a great deal! Just popping in from the POPP :)ReplyDelete
You should hot glue 2 pieces of pretty ribbon to the back, and then tie them into a bow. Then you just hang it on a nail and you're good to go. Great job!
A serving tray that isn't food safe - bwahaha haaaaa. That made me laugh. It IS rather odd. Love it with the chalkboard though! And $1.49...omg.ReplyDelete
Lovely makeover!! I love chalkboards!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous!!! Love the curves. Would just be tickled pink to find a tray like this!ReplyDelete
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