Silver Chalkboard Platter

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in crafts, paint, yard sale | 14 comments

I moved all of my stuff into Simply Southern Marketplace today!

I meant to do it yesterday, but my time got away from me.

It takes longer than you think to make an inventory sheet,

gather all of your goods to sell,

figure out prices for everything,

load them in the car.

Not to mention, I am not good with time!

I always think I can get way more done in a day than I actually do.

I am so excited about this new venture.

I just love our square!

I love my small town!

Enough of that, and on to this quick project.

I have had this silver tray for quite some time.

It is not the super nice silver.

Probably silver plate.

Not very heavy.

Not very expensive.

Perfect for making into a chalkboard.

I started with a plain silver platter.

Like I said, not very heavy and pretty cheap.

I cleaned it really well with soap and water.

I painted on 3 coats of chalkboard paint and voila!

How cute would that be on your Thanksgiving buffet?!

I am not sure if I am going to keep it or take it to the shop?

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  1. Great idea! I know your readers enjoy all of the ideas you share and are thankful for the inspiration. I know I am. LC

  2. I looove your silver platter chalkboard, I’ve thought about doing that in my new craft room. Yours turned out fabulous!!! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  3. So beautiful and a good way to use silver platters that hide in the drawers. I came here from 52 mantels.

  4. Very pretty, Melissa! I always have a problem taping off the circular items though to paint. I understand one of the problems when you have a shop or booth is the internal fight of whether to sell it or keep it!

  5. I LOVE IT!!

  6. Love the platter and it’s a great look and craft for very little time spent on the creation. That’s my kind of beauty! 🙂

  7. I have always wanted tom ake one of these but have not yet. Your turned out great!

  8. What a fabulous idea! Looks great, too.

  9. Good luck on your venture! And welcome to not knowing whether to sell or keep something-ha! 🙂
    Love the tray!

  10. I think this silver tray is beautiful! LOVE it as a chalkboard! Good luck!

  11. Cute project idea! Love how you upcycled the platter into a new use 🙂

    Dee Dee @ The Sunshine Moms

  12. It looks great, Melissa! A great way to re-purpose an old silver platter. You’re right: it would be wonderful with a Thanksgiving buffet!

  13. So happy you linked up Monday. I’m featuring you in my chalkboard paint project round up:

  14. So creative! I am in love with this. I really like silver platters and chalkboard paint, so this is perfect!

    Found you on The Tuesday Ten (I Should Be Mopping the Floor) 😉


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