Thrifted Chalkboard Tray (Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals)

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I’m really excited to be participating in the Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals this year with 21 other awesome bloggers (you can find the name of everyone participating on the graphic at the beginning). The Thrift Benefit is a blogger event to bring awareness to shelters and the thrift shops that support them. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find a thrift shop that supported a shelter in my area (I ended up going to Salvation Army), but I have collected some links for you if you want to get involved with this cause:

And now, on to my project. This is literally the easiest project I’ve ever done. I bought this tray at the Salvation Army for $4. And then I spray painted it with Rustoleum Chalkboard paint. The end! HA. Literally the simplest thrifted project ever!

I needed a tray to keep keys, mail etc in near my door – a sort of catch-all. But I also love decorative projects, and I really wanted something like much more. So I made something that could double as both. I love having a key and mail tray that is so big, and that I can write cute little love notes to my hubby on it. Or I could just as easily take it, add a fun seasonal quote and hang it on a wall or prop it on a bookshelf. I just need to work a bit on my handwriting ;)

Watch me and some other bloggers talk about our projects!

And, check out the other everyone’s projects here:

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6 Responses

  1. Jeanette says:

    Laura, I love your chalkboard tray. I love all DIY projects that solve problems and are easy! Thank you so much for joining us on the Thrift Benefit tour and the video. You are a natural!! Hope you join again next year! Hugs! ~Jeanette
    Jeanette recently posted..Thrift Benefit for Sheltered AnimalsMy Profile

  2. Turning a tray into a chalkboard is a great idea. You’ll be able to change your quote or chalk art any time you’d like.
    Paula@SweetPea recently posted..Thrift Store Makeovers to Benefit Sheltered AnimalsMy Profile

  3. Hey Laura, I watched the video and you did great!! Your chalkboard painted tray is too cute and waaay too easy, I love it and I’m making one!! This tour was fun and such a worthy cause!!
    Amy @ StowAndTellU recently posted..Cookie Tin Postcard Display and Thrift Benefit DIY Link PartyMy Profile

  4. Erica says:

    This is so cute and what a great cause! I do love our furry friends :)
    Erica recently posted..Think and Make Thursday Party 3My Profile

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