Monday, May 14, 2012

Chalkboard Platters

  I am on a mission to MAKE as many gifts as I can this year instead of buying them, so for birthdays, Christmas, etc. I have been collecting neat items from Goodwill and the antique store and then coming up with ways to repurpose them.

I found some really cool silver trays at Goodwill for a few bucks each.  
I decided to paint the middle of the platters with chalkboard paint and stand them up with picture frame stands.

First, I cleaned them - toothpaste is AMAZING.  It got all of the tarnish right off and made them pretty and shiny.
My little girl is an excellent helper :).  Next, I taped off aorund the edges and spray painted the middle with primer.  Then I painted three coats of chalkboard paint in the middle.
Here is the final product...I made one for me and one for my cousin for her birthday. 
Not bad for a few bucks, eh?

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