Tuesday, August 14, 2012
How to Make A Chalkboard from Anything...
So that old tin tray came from either a yard sale or somewhere in the depths of my parents' basement...not sure where it orginated for me, but it's been in my stash for a while, waiting for something to be done to it. I decided on a whim the other day, to grab my trusty can of chalkboard spray paint and give it a few quick coats.
Then I grabbed one of my zillion Sherwin Williams samples...This is actually the lightened Sea Salt, but you really can't tell with it going over the black. Looks almost white. No biggie, I didn't care, I just wanted some contrast.
Then I decided I wanted to make it look a little aged. I got out a piece of fine sandpaper, and just roughed it up a bit to make the paint chippy. This project was a huge "whim" deal - kinda just started trying different things along the way! In hindsight, I think I would have followed the original oval rim shape of the tray instead of gettin' all fancy with the curvy business. Not a super huge fan, but it'll do;)
Think of something cute to write on it and you're done! I placed mine on a plate stand I had. Not sure where it's going to be in the house, but have it on the buffet table at the moment.
Check out some of my other chalkboard projects here...and here....and here...ok I'm going to stop or we'll be here all day! ;)