Hey guys! It’s almost summer and all I can think about is how excited I am to have friends and family over for cook-outs! I love fun and easy ways to dress-up any plain ‘ol get-together and I’m so excited to show you what I’ve come up with this week!
I purchased a 2×12 @8ft. board. It was about $13 and I was able to make 3 trays! I used my Ryobi 10″ sliding compound miter saw to cut these. If you don’t have a saw, you can have your hardware store make these cuts for you! If you would like to learn our tips for how to use a saw check out our video!
I went with my favorite stain color (at the moment), Rust-Oleum Early American!
Now just spray away! I sprayed 2-coats of Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint. This stuff ROCKS!!!
After the paint dried, I used my Ryobi Corner Cat to distress all of the edges. This is my FAVORITE sander that I have ever owned! I like the edges pretty distressed but just eyeball it to your preference:)
Now for the pulls! I purchased these cuties for about $5 but you can get pulls way cheaper if you are trying to keep the cost down. I just LOVED these;) So, here’s the shocker! I used this AWESOME Gorilla Glue Super Glue GEL to attach them! That’s right, it’s a gel! It is clear like super glue but it is very thick and it’s super strong! (using a 2x board, it is difficult to find knob screws that will fit so this super glue gel was the perfect solution!)
and flipped them over and placed them on each end of the board. I’m not exaggerating when I say this glue is awesome! I have carried this big board, with bowls and food on it, all around and I’ve even carried it by one handle! They don’t budge! If you can’t tell I’m slightly impressed;)
That was it!
I’m lovin’ it!! With the $5 pulls, I was able to make 2 – 3ft. trays and 1 – 2ft. tray for about $15 each! We get questions about what kind of chalk pens we use on our chalkboard projects so I added a link to the ones we use below!
If you love my Chalkboard Tray, I would love your pins!
Thanks for stopping by!