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Thrift Store Find Turned Chalkboard Tray

You know when you get something from the thrift store and you aren’t exactly sure what you are going to do with it but it’s so cheap and cool that you just can’t pass it up? Okay, that happens to me so often that I’m beginning to feel like a hoarder.

Anyone else?

Just me?

That’s cool.

Chalkboard Tray Making Home Base

That’s where the story of this little baby starts. Isn’t she pretty? Well she is now.

Tray Upcycle

That tray used to look like this. Picked her up from the thrift store for $.50. I saw that price and it went straight into my cart. Then of course it took it’s proper place in the garage (hoarder status) until I decided what I was going to do with it.

Chalkboard Painted Tray

I don’t know about you but I love me some chalkboard paint πŸ™‚ It’s so fun!

I painted the whole tray white, then painted the inside with chalkboard paint. The bright white against the black chalkboard is a lovely contrast don’t you think?

Thrift Store Painted Tray

This cute little tray has already been used in several rooms in my house. Here it’s being used on my coffee table. That didn’t last long because I have an 11 month old that doesn’t believe anything belongs on the table πŸ™‚

Chalkboard Tray

I imagine my fresh chalkboard tray will get a lot of use around here. I’m so excited about it. And hello, 50 cents! You all know how I love a cheap transformation! Yay!

Want to see another chalkboard paint project? Be sure to check out my Chalkboard Countdown Sign

I’m sharing this project with some of these great parties, and Inspire Me Please Link Party, My Repurposed Life

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19 thoughts on “Thrift Store Find Turned Chalkboard Tray

  1. Great transformation! I love the chalkboard bottom- and how great will it be for entertaining?
    Have a fabulous day! πŸ™‚

  2. Hi. I’m a new follower. I love everything that you can find at a thrift store and I’m constantly running back to purchase things i may or may not do something with – for future clients, for myself…! πŸ™‚ And I love to make things over and show the results.

    Btw, I’m hosting a Linky blog hop for any home organization posts you may have done or are planning on doing. Link them here:

  3. Super cute! How neat to be able to change it for some fresh inspiration πŸ™‚ Really cute and you can’t beat the .50 ! πŸ™‚
    Just wanted to stop in and say hello from Inspiration gallery

  4. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ I think I’ll try this on my ugly tin tray and see how it takes the paint!

  5. Love It! I can so relate to the feeling like a hoarder thing… my garage, attic, closet… There are just too many possibilities in those crazy thrift stores πŸ™‚ Great project!

  6. I have a whole garage full of stuff like that too! Too hard to pass up a good deal! I love your chalkboard tray … and the sweet be happy message! Thanks for linking up to Project Inspire{d}!

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