Do you have a blank spot that you would like to fill with a home decor piece but don’t want the commitment of drilling holes in your wall or tile? There is this place above our stove that is just such a spot.
I liked the idea of having a silver tray mounted on the tile that would act as a message board as well. I had a silver tray that I only bring out at birthdays to hold dainties or cookies.
Now that I purchased the chalk paint, I was ready to get to painting it. No sanding, no special technique, just brush that paint on and voila! It took three coats of the paint. Two probably would have been enough but I didn’t want any of the tray peaking through. Drying time between each coat was about thirty minutes. I also added a coat of wax so that the paint would not come off when it is washed. This was very quick and easy DIY craft project!
If you like DIY craft tutorials for home decor that are quick and easy, check out Easy DIY succulent Felt Arrangement for a faux succulent arrangement or Easy DIY Farmhouse Chic Centrepiece and How to Create Gallery Wall 101 for a great step by step tutorial for creating a gallery wall grouping.
I found that regular chalk washes off better than the chalk crayon type.
Because the tray is magnetic, it is great to hold a recipe! These magnets are so whimsical and pretty. Nests, eggs, wings, bicycles and fun sayings make them the perfect springtime addition to this “Hatching” project.
The finished project can be adhered to the tile back splash with sticky tack as it is very lightweight. With each season or occasion it can be customized with a hand lettered message.
If you like hand lettered FREE art, head on over to the FREE PRINTABLES gallery page and grab your goodies! There are hand lettered quote prints, cards, gift tags, two 2018 Calendars with watercolour art, and much more!
Ta-da! I hope you enjoy this little DIY project that I made. Let me know what you have used chalk paint on, I would love to see your creations!
I hope you feel inspired to do your own chalk paint DIY. If you like what you read, please share the love with a comment, share or pin. Thank you!
Blessings from my house to yours,