It was actually an old golf trophy. Engraved on it was:
It was pretty scratched up, and on sale for $4. It was PERFECT.
First thing I did was tape off the edges:
And then used a razor blade to trim the tape around the scalloped edges so that the chalkboard would cover the complete flat surface of the bottom of the tray:
Before spraying make sure the cut edges of the tape are really pressed down really well:
Then I took it outside and sprayed it with 3 coats of chalkboard paint:
After removing the tape it looked great but it needed one more thing:
A quick polish:
It was so pretty!
All I had on hand was a giant stick of sidewalk chalk, so the writing wasn't my best work, but as soon as I run out for some chalkboard chalk I will all ready to tackle my serving menu!
Total cost for project: $8 ($4 for the tray and $4 for the paint)
Linking up at parties on these great blogs: Tatertots and Jello, Thirty Homemade Days, My Romantic Home, My Repurposed Life