The latest in my opportunity shop haul, or thrift shop for those in the states reading this, was this dusty old serving tray hidden underneath plastic containers it was chance that I pulled it out and actually saw the potential of it. It was really in perfect condition bar some wear on the handles, it is quite heavy with real metal handles; not bad for the $4 I paid for it.
Once I had it all cleaned up it really didn’t look that bad, not thinking I would be updating it, I started styling with it. I only realised when I went to Instagram it to our Havven page that all the wood was too much, it had to go. I was thinking marble, glass, mirror… all these options also came with a big price tag too. I had a look at my spray paint collection and I was worried with the gloss metallics that they might scuff and wear fast so I opted for the good old chalkboard finish.
Read on for the steps to DIY your own chalkboard serving tray!
Step 1 – Clean off all dust and sand back the shine on the area you are going to sand.
Step 2 – Mask off area’s you DON’T want the paint to get too with masking tape (I had run out and am using washi tape in the pictures)
Step 3 – Spray x3 light coats, don’t be heavy handed as too much paint can cause streak lines which would really stand out on something like this.
Step 4 – Carefully remove tape once dry in a low peeling motion towards you, reason being in case there is a build up of paint on the tape if you pull the tape towards the ceiling you can get jagged rip marks.
Step 5 – Now style with your latest books, candles and crystals or use it for it’s purpose and spoil yourself or a loved one with brekkie in bed!
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