I started off with a vintage metal tray. I am not sure what type of metal it is but I know it is not real silver. (I know that because my tray is magnetic and silver is not). I started off by taping off the edges. This was actually the most time-intensive part of the project because of all the curves. I just tore off little pieces of tape and followed the curves with them. Then I spray-painted the tray with several light coats of chalkboard paint. When it had dried for 24 hours, I removed the tape and ‘primed’ the chalkboard paint by rubbing a piece of chalk all over it. And that’s it – silvery tray turned magnetic chalkboard. Love it! As you can see, I decked it out with some german glass glitter letter magnets a la Miss Mustard Seed.
So what do you think? Anyone else played around with chalkboard paint lately?
Have a great week!