So, here's a project that has made me visit about 5 thrift stores in the past two days. I'm scouring the earth for more "silver" serving trays that have been neglected. I might even head out today in the deluge with two kids to a fabulous Goodwill in Woodstock.
So it started like this.
Then I bought/had these things.
Next I taped off the area that I wanted to be "chalked".
Then I sprayed it. Here's what it looked like when I removed the paper. Before I put the paper on to guard the sides, I taped with painter's tape to ensure a clean edge.
And there's the final product! We'll use this beauty to announce birthdays, menus (for all our fancy dinner parties) or other holiday greetings.
In retrospect, I would have cleaned the tray better before I started. Like getting the tarnish off. And any little fuzzies. I bought the piece for $7 at the Scott Antique Market when I went with Lou Lou in January. Remember, that's when I met HIM and HER.
Lou Lou and I saw these silver serving trays all done up for much more than the $7 + the paint ($5). So I had an "I can do that!" moment and two months later... well, you know the story.