A thrifted find becomes a treasure. A silver tray chalkboard.
We have all seen these silver trays in the thrift stores. Right? They are typically priced in my area for about $1 to $3 each. For some reason I am drawn to them like a moth to a flame. I love that each one is so different and unique than the next.
Markings, edges and engravings are so beautiful and intricate. Sadly, no one really has a use for these types of silver serving trays anymore as most of us opt for more casual homes. I do use a few for coffee table styling trays or as jewelry trays. They really are so pretty and practical.
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Welcome to another monthly installment of our Thrifty Style Team. I swear we get so excited to see what everyone makes every month. This is such a super creative group!
As you can see with a couple of the above trays, they become very tarnished and pitted. Silver polish can only do so much cleaning. I decided to use one of the damaged trays and create a chalkboard. I used Krylon black chalkboard paint.
- For best results, paint one coat and let dry completely for 24 hours.
- Paint another coat in the opposite direction and let dry for 24 hours.
- If possible, wait a few days before curing process.
- Using a new piece of chalk, lay it on the side and rub all over the painted surface for curing purposes.
- Clean with a soft, lint free cloth.
- Ready to use.
I used colored chalk to create a fall graphic.
The chalkboard paint is very durable.
This method works on glass and porcelain too.
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Now let’s see what the other creative’s have been up to! Thanks so much for stopping by!