You can read about it and some other great finds here. When I saw it in the store, I knew instantly that it would make a great chalkboard.
I think the hardest part of this whole makeover was taping off the edges of the tray. I had to make sure that the tape was even, and all the individual pieces of tape lined up perfectly where they joined. I then applied several coats of chalkboard paint.
Whenever you use chalkboard paint, you should always rub all over it with your chalk sideways before you use it so when you write, the words aren't burned in to the surface- and no, I do not know that from experience, thankfully!
I thought this tray had gorgeous detailing, and since there was no hallmark on the back indicating its silverness, I didn't feel too bad painting it.
There was a nice pattern over the main part of the tray and now when you hold it a certain way, you can catch a glimpse of it through the paint... I think that's neat. Unfortunately, you will just have to imagine it, because it didn't show up in any of my oh so
Now it's the perfect piece for writing little inspirational verses on, or catchy phrases in my kitchen.