only one more day until the madison street festival is here!
one project i worked on a lonnnnng time ago were tray chalkboards.
i found some old ugly tole trays at the thrift store.
and then i found some more on etsy.
they looked sorta like this but yuckier:
some had pretty-colored edges but grandma flowers in the middle (and not pretty grandma flowers either).
some were just beat up and ugly all over.
the trays that had pretty colors on the edges i just painted with chalkboard paint in the middle and left the edge the original color.
the other ones i spray painted first and then painted the middle with chalkboard paint.
she told me i couldn't go wrong with adding a little bling.
since the trays are metal, they can also hold a pretty picture or business or appointment card or two.
i kinda sorta really truly like them.
anna does too.
and yes, a hot pink one will be hung in her room soon!