My two older sisters came for a visit back in January. I haven’t seen them lately and it was good catching up. The fact that they came for down for a visit really has nothing to do with this post except to lead up to my going to the Goodwill store.
Living out in the country, we have to plan when we go into town. We can’t just “run to the store.” Since I was meeting them in town, I decided to do a little shopping while I was there. So, after we had our wonderful lunch and visit and said our goodbyes, I headed to the Goodwill.
That is where I found this beaut!
I love trays like this! I love the flowers and the colors and just everything about it. But as soon as I saw it my mind said “chalkboard!!”
What? Yes, I turned this beautiful tray into a chalkboard. Please, don’t be mad.
I debated about making it a chalkboard.
Because it wasn’t a very warm day, in the low 60’s (but a heat wave at the time), and the next day was in the 40’s, and I was painting my tray on the same day, I didn’t take pictures of the process. I just tell you
I painted the sides first. I painted them white. I let them dry as best I could, in a hurry to use the pretty day, then I covered them with painters tape. The tape was to protect the side while I painted the bottom of the tray. Then I put a couple of coats of Rust-Oleum Chalkboard paint on the bottom. (I wasn’t paid or got anything to say that.)
Then I peeled off the tape and had a chalkboard.
What do ya think?
A couple of days after I finished it, our first winter storm was predicted. Remember the one where everyone got stuck in Atlanta? Yea, that storm. I was so excited about snow, I wrote “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” on the board. haha
I need to add some hangers on the back and decide where I want to put it.
There is one little thing I don’t like about it. Every now and then, when I’m writing on it and I hold the chalk just right, it makes that “fingernails down the board” sound. I just made you cringe, didn’t I? Sorry!
My chalkboard reminds me of Philippians 1:6 “He would started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” God takes something that is worn and not so pretty and makes it into something beautiful. That’s good, because I need all the help I can get!
What have you repurposed? Do you have any tips to share?
I would love to hear all about it!