Here is my little DIY Blackboard Serving Tray. Or DIY Chalkboard Serving Platter for my American friends. But, it always be a blackboard to me (even if it’s green). You see, I grew up in the Mr Squiggle era. Hurry up, hurry up!
This is another project from earlier this year, pre-blog, so unfortunately I don’t have a “before” photo. (I wonder if I’m going to start defining the periods of my life as pre-blog & post-blog now???)
I bought this gorgeous little tray from The Salvos for about $1 or $2. I like the edge detail. Would you call that scalloped?
Then I popped over to the local hardware to pick up some supplies. (Supplies! Sorry, that’s a bit of an old joke around our house… As you can tell, I’m a in a bit of a sleep-deprived delirium today. Or should I say tonight? Or this morning? It’s 4.11am…)
The 1 Step Primer isn’t technically the best primer for metal, but I figured that I wanted a primer that I could use again on multiple surface types.
All I did was
- clean and dry the tray.
- paint on the primer and wait a day
- paint on the first coat of blackboard paint and wait a day
- paint on the second coat of blackboard paint and wait a day
- rub a piece of chalk all over the tray to set it
When I bought the tray, I hadn’t realised that the etching on the trays surface would show through. But now I kinda like it. It doesn’t stop the chalk from working, and adds detail.
|Look closely to see the swirly etching under the blackboard paint|
|JJ demonstrating how it works.|
Which then spontaneously turned into a singing & dancing rendition of Jingle Jangle Scarecrow song. #livingwithatoddler
When all the cows are sleepingAnd the sun has gone to bedUp jumps the scarecrowAnd this is what he said“I’m a dingle dangle scarecrow with a flippy floppy hatI can shake my hands like thisAnd shake my feet like that”When all the hens are roostingAnd the moon’s behind a cloudUp jumped the scarecrowAnd shouted very loud“I’m a dingle dangle scarecrow with a flippy floppy hatI can shake my hands like thisAnd shake my feet like that”
|Cuteness! And yes, she is wearing some of my scrap fabric as robe…|