I have a wall in my living room that needed to be repainted. I worked hard to convince my husband that we should paint the entire wall with chalkboard paint but, alas, he never quite got on board. And I have to admit, having a solid-black wall would have looked pretty odd in our living room.
However, yesterday I was at Home Depot and I could help but visit the chalkboard paint. It's just so cool! Then I spotted the paint in spray cans for $5.
How can you resist that?
So then I went straight to the Dollar Tree to find something to paint. Anything. I just wanted to turn something into a chalkboard surface. After cruising around the store a few times I spotted little metal serving trays.
I covered the edges with painter's tape so they'd stay metal and sprayed the bottom of each tray.
Fancy framed chalkboard slates!
They were well-recieved by the kids. Their chalk art was instantly framed.
The project was $8 with the chalk, but I still have a lot of paint left. I wonder what else I can make into a chalkboard?