Give this old tray a makeover and you will have not only a beautiful tray, you will also have a message and magnetic board! Chalk markers are so much fun to use because the color is so vivid and the clean up is so easy.
A leftover or thrift store metal or aluminum tray
You want a thick layer of chalkboard paint, so instead of painting on several thin layers, pour one thick layer of paint onto the tray. Pour out a lot of paint on your clean tray and rotate to distribute evenly. Make sure you put down some plastic or newspaper first. It could get messy.
Squirt paint around the edges of the tray as well.
Wipe away paint drips with a toothpick.
Pop surface bubbles if necessary.
Let chalkboard paint dry completely before using.