Friday, March 5, 2010


I've been wanting to experiment with chalkboard paint ever since I saw this post by Amanda at Serenity Now.  I LOVE her chalkboard and have been scanning flea markets, Goodwill, etc. for a pretty silver tray.  I have found exactly NOTHING!  Today, after checking out all of my bloggy friends' dollar deals, I decided to visit my local Dollartree store.  I found this.

Okay, so technically it's some sort of plastic, not silver,'ll do for now.  I immediately drove to Wal-Mart and bought the $8 can of chalkboard paint I have been dying to buy. 

I painted two coats, probably not allowing enough time to dry in between.  It has a slight smudge from my
finger, but it's not REAL obvious.   

What do you think?  I think I need another coat of paint and perhaps a cursive writing lesson from my son's 2nd grade teacher, but other than'll do for $1.09 plastic tray OR at least until I find a great non-plastic one to replace it with. 

I'm linking up with Frugalicious Friday, Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap Up, Making the World Cuter and It's So Very Cheri and


  1. Very cute! Don't you just love the Dollar Tree?
    Have a great weekend. Monica

  2. Looks great!! I am really loving chalkboard paint recently... I'm thinking about painting part of a wall with it... maybe! ;)

  3. Very cool! I love how it turned out! ;)

  4. Oh, I love it!! Thanks for the shout-out! :)

  5. I bought LOTS of those trays at DT. I'm craftifying one into a magnet board. Magnets stick to them pretty good.
    I've not made any chalkboards using the paint, but I've heard just flat, black paint will work. Anyone tried that?