I often use chalk paint on my furniture projects, but this is the first time I have used my chalk paint for the purpose of creating a chalkboard.
I purchased this tray for $2 a few weeks ago and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. :)
I mixed up my grout and flat paint mixture, then tinted it a dark grey with black acrylic paint. I applied 3 coats to the tray, then rubbed it all over with chalk, wiped it off and presto! A very quick and simple project with a great result. I love it so much I've propped it up in our entryway table for everyone to see when they walk in.