Monday, December 30, 2013

DIY - Chalkboard Serving Tray

I finally got back into crafts, just in time for Christmas!! I stumbled across this little site,, not too long ago and they have the cutest DIY projects! I found one in particular I really wanted to try, a Chalkboard Serving Tray.

What you'll need:

2x12 board at what ever length you prefer. (I made mine 2ft. long.)
Wood stain - color of your choice (I used a cherry color)
Chalkboard spraypaint
Gorilla glue
Drawer handles
Painters tape
Brushes (I used a sponge brush)

It really is one of the easiest projects ever.  I went to Lowe's told them what I needed and they cut it to size for me.

I painted on my first coat of stain and let it set up to dry over night.

The next morning, I went ahead and painted on the second coat and let it dry throughout the day.
Once it was dry, I took the painters tape and taped the edge and sides of the board to make my border for the chalkboard tray. (You may not need to tape the sides, but I wasn't sure where all the splatter may go)

Then, I filled in the open space with the chalkboard spray paint.

Once it was dried I simply pulled off the tape and really at this point it could be ready to go, I debated on whether or not I really wanted to put the handles on or just leave it as a chalkboard sign...

I went ahead and attached the handles just using gorilla glue...that stuff is legit!!

Let the glue set for a full 24hrs and you're good to go!!

I think they turned out really fun!

I also took the extra wood from when they cut the boards at Lowe's and made a some wood signs for the front porch!!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a great New Years!!