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Chalkboard Serving Tray

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Update a vintage tray with chalkboard paint. Use this upcycled tray to identify food, organize home office supplies, or share events with family members.

Chalkboard tray with cheeses

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Paintbrush


  • QT Chalkboard specialty enamel black paint, #203261
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Step 1

Pick up a large tray at a garage sale or thrift store or find one collecting dust in your home. Clean and dry it.

Step 2

Paint the surface of the tray with chalkboard paint according to the manufacturer's instructions. Apply additional coats as needed and let dry completely between each coat. Now your tray is ready for serving or organizing.
Good to Know
Food should not touch painted surface.