Monday, May 16, 2011

Chalkboard TV Tray


I've had this old tv tray for a while now, just sitting around waiting to become something a little better.  Yes...it's just as ugly in person and no... I don't know why I purchased it in the first place.
Trouble uses magnetic letters on a cookie sheet to practice his spelling words. The cookie sheet works but it would be super if he had his own metal sheet to work on and I could have my cookie sheet back. An added bonus would be if he could use the metal sheet as a chalk board too.

I taped off the areas on the tray that I didn't want to become chalkboard.

Next I sprayed a layer of Krylon chalkboard spray paint over the tray and let it dry.

Now Trouble has his own place to practice his spelling words and...
 I can leave sweet messages for the family.
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39 comments:

  1. I love it and I am SO gonna write that on my chalkboard! ROFLOL! Chris

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  2. hiya great project , love how you have given it a new lease of life with 2 uses ! love what your wrote too , lol its funny x tfs
    xmaggiex

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  3. I absolutely love it ~ what a great idea ;-)

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  4. What an excellent idea!!

    Eat It or Starve! Now that is way too funny!

    I recently saw another funny one...a mom of eight year old boy twins redecorate their bathroom and stenciled on the wall something to the effect of:

    My aim is to keep this bathroom clean...your correct aim is greatly appreciated!.

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  5. Oh Joan, I need to put that in the bathroom too. My current bathroom saying for Trouble is "Brush the teeth you'd like to keep."

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  6. I LOVE IT :}:} just had to share with my facebook world.

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  7. I've said THAT to eight children throughout the years...Love it!

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  8. This is a great idea! I see these old trays at the thrift store all the time. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. LOVE THIS! I am going to start using this instead of "This isn't a restaurant!"

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  10. This is great! I hope you'll stop by and link up:
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/05/inspire-me-monday-thanks-for-stopping.html

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  11. Way cute! What a great upcycle!!

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  12. Super cute! I'll be trying something like this soon!

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  13. You and I must cook for the same people! I have left sweet menu messages like this on our chalkboard too! Great project!

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  14. That is such a great saying, lol! Great blog!

    I'd love for you to come over & link this up to our blog party tonight, if you can. :-)

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  15. I've been meaning to try that spray paint! LOVE how it turned out! And love your saying ;)

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  16. Eat it or Starve...haha! I say this on a daily basis!

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  17. love it, I have a mild obsession with chalkboard paint!

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  18. Ha-ha, I love it. I host a link party on Mondays, I'd love it if you linked this up.

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  19. Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party!

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  20. So perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your idea!

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  21. Hahahaha, LOVE this! Now if only my 22 mo old could READ! Bahaha :)

    www.iheartmygluegun.com

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  22. I laughed out loud at your message Eat it or Starve! I seriously feel like saying that sometimes!! :) Cute project idea!!

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  23. Love the sweet message to the family. :) Short and to the point. I did the same thing with an ugly tray and my daughter spells words on it all of the time with chalk or magnetic letters. We take it places in a backpack and people marvel at how creative I am. Really, I just sprayed a tray but let them think differently! Gotta love chalkboard paint!!

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  24. Really cute~ love making chalkboards~yours turned out darling. I host a decorating party on Fridays if you would like to come share sometime!

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  25. Love it! I've not had much luck with the paint on type chalkboard paint, I'll have to get a can of spray and try that instead - Jennifer

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  26. ok! I've got the tray with chalk board paint and all... But I don't have quite the finesse with the words!
    (well, I do-- but hadn't thought of this one!) LOL
    love it!

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  27. Very cool. Love the idea that it can be used for spelling with magnets or chalk and it's pretty as well. :) Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  28. Hey there~ Just stopping back by to say thank you for linking this cute chalkboard up at Feathered Nest Friday! Hope you come share again soon! Have a great weekend!

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  29. This is such an awesome transformation for an old tray! Love the clever little messages you leave for your family! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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  30. Such a fun tray and I love the message! Thanks for linking up to my party. I just featured your project! :)

    http://www.polishthestars.com/2011/05/monday-link-party-20.html

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  31. Hahahaha...I love it. So funny. :)

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  32. I love the message on the chalkboard! I've said similar things to my kids at dinner time on many occasions!

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  33. You've been featured!! :)
    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2011/05/tuesday-glam-party-30.html

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  34. Love, Love, Love it! Very creative & thanks for the laughs "Eat it or Starve". BTW- Our staff appreciation at school is this week. We made your fortune cookie - "fortunate to have you" box. Thanks again! Wondering where you found the Asian-style font for your note.

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  35. Doreen- Thanks for the kind words! I found the font for the fortune cookies on Microsoft Word (it's called MandarinSCD).

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  36. can't beat it! magnetic chalkboard!
    gail

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  37. As soon as I read it "Eat it or Starve" I thought of my mom.........I LOVE IT !!!

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