January 9, 2010

Siver Sunday No.2 ...

Silver Sunday .... have you heard? ... hosted by Beth over at Gypsy Fish Journal is one big shiny silver smash of a hit!! ... The list of participants is growing everyday ... and if you managed to visit everyone last week, I'm sure you were as amazed as I was at all of the unique pieces we had the opportunity to view .... I'm more than anxious to see what everyone has in store for us this Sunday.

On this second Silver Sunday I would like to share a silver tray chalkboard tutorial.
Transforming my old stash of silver trays into elegant silver edged blackboards.


I gathered all my supplies: trays,paint,brushes. The first thing I did was to give all the silver a good scrubbing in soapy water, rinse and dry well. My paint of choice is Rust-oleum chalkboard paint in black. It's latex ... no odors and easy to clean up, gotta love that! I prefer the paint in the can over the spray paint ... it's much thicker, goes a lot further, and way is more economical.


Start painting! You could tape off the area you want to paint with painter's tape ... I usually jump right in without tape, do what you are comfortable with. Multiple layers of thin coats work best ... no need to prime if your silver is old, etched and rough naturally {mine always is} ... be patient between coats, at least a few hours in between.


Waiting ... and ... waiting ... and ... waiting .. might as well wrap your brush up in a plastic bag in between coats, no need to wash it out until you've finished.

Make sure you let your final coat of paint cure for 24 hours before writing your first message ... patience is key to this project.

Before you know it, you'll have a whole bevy of trays done and on hand ... maybe to use as a fun message board in your kitchen or to give as an unique hostess gift.



Speaking of gifts ... my second item I want to share today with everyone is a Silver Sunday give-away !!

I'm going to be giving away one of my silver blackboard trays next Sunday ... here's how to enter, it's the "usual" way to gather up chances of winning, each chance will be put into a silver bowl and drawn next Saturday night at 11:00pm est. The winner will be announced on next week's Silver Sunday post ... on Sunday ; )

Leave a comment on this post earns 1 chance.
Become a follower earns 2 chances.
Already a follower? Let me know, earns 2 chances for you .
Mention and link to my give-away on your blog, earns you 3 more chances.




Note added July 29th: Yup, this an OLD post and this giveaway is OVER ... HOWEVER, I am running a new giveaway and swap party ... look for details HERE !!


I just found a new blog {new to me!} check out all of the chalkboard lovin' going on today ... thanks for hosting Beth !!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stoppin' by ...


117 comments:

  1. Great idea! I just got your sweet surprise in the mail! Thanks so much! Oh, and I can't get your mantle from the previous post out of my head! I saw some thread like that today while I treasure hunting.

    Michelle

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  2. Aren't they gorgeous little blackboards...love it. I'm a follower and am on my way to post it on my sidebar. Beautiful silver!

    Linda

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  3. Beautiful and creative project with your silver trays! I really want one so I've done it all - I've become a follower, I've posted about your give away in my post today, and I'm leaving a comment right now!

    Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

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  4. Jill,
    Not only are your trays absolutely gorgeous...you...missy...have transformed them into something spectacular. Plus...you showed us how to do it as well. Your a star sweetie!!
    Happy Silver Sunday, enjoy the rest of your weekend! Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

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  5. Jill, Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial! I think it's an awesome idea to make a blackboard from a silver tray! It looks so special and elegant! What a great giveaway too! Have a nice Sunday!

    Hugs,
    Julia

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  6. Fun project and giveaway! I commented,,followed,,posted..aint I a good girl!
    Love your blog,,why I wasnt on your followers list I dont know,,,but that is fixed. Have fun!
    Marcie

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  7. Hello Jill, I love your silver chalkware trays and would sooo love to own one! Yes, please enter me in your silver giveaway... I am also already a follower, I joined the day I foud you! xoxo Julie Marie

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  8. What a wonderful idea....lovely and practical at the same time. I'm gonna try it but first I'll wait and see if I am the lucky winner!

    I'm so lovin this Silver Sunday. It's right up my alley!

    I have been following you for awhile and I love your blog.

    ~~hugs~~Sissie

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  9. Aren't these fun?! Did you notice the ribbon I used to hang mine up, tee hee

    What an AWESOME giveaway!! I'm a follower!

    ((Hugs))
    Marsha

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  10. These are so darling - I'd love to win one! (I'm already a follower.) And if I don't win I think I'll have to make one myself - they're so pretty!

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  11. Those look just amazing! There's just no end to your talents....

    I'm off now to add your lovely giveaway to my SS post, so sign me up for as many chances as you can! ;-)

    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Anne

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  12. Hi Jill, these are gorgeous and oh so elegant! You know I'm a follower girl. I'll put your giveaway on my side bar! Have a wonderful SS!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  13. Fabulous trays! Your tutorial is so well done. I would love to win ~ it would keep me from having to rinse out a paintbrush and provide a gorgeous message center! Thank you for your sweet comment today at my place. ~ Angela

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  14. Jill, wow...not only do we get to see your pretty silver trays but we get a FREE tutorial too... AND a giveaway??? OK...I am leaving a comment, I am a FAITHFULL follwer (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) plus I am going to leave a gypsy comment on my blog. Have a warm silver Sunday.

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  15. Hey Girl, one more from me, cause I can't find your e-mail...oh my goodness, I just received the MOST gorgeous package from you! To what do I owe this honor? Just beautiful fabrics and ephemera, and....I'm going to take pics and post it all tomorrow! Thank you SO much, I love it all!!!

    Anne

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  16. What a silver sunday secret you've been keeping my silver sunday sister....your trays are amazing as is your talent! Love the tutorial!
    {{gypsy hugs}}
    Beth

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  17. I am so lovin' these beautiful trays..thanks so much for showing me how to do this. I can't wait to find some pretty trays to try it.

    I will follow and also post on my sidebar about this generous and beautiful giveaway.
    Thanks so much for giving us the chance at winning one of your talented creations.

    xo bj

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  18. Absolutely smashing Jill. I am a follower and will post a sidebar link...julie

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  19. Hey Jill! i love the giveaway... I already posted about it on my blog and I have been a follower of your for sometime now and I am leaving this comment too. I guess what i am trying to say is send me my chalkboeard already :) (lol) oh my sweets btw thanks for the comment about my Emily... she is doing better, we still have another test to take in a week.

    Sheila

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  20. Now that is a very cool idea. I think I have some old silver trays laying around somewhere...

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  21. Excellent tutorial, love that idea. I am a follower and I will link you to my blog!!! Thanks for having such a great giveaway and teaching everyone to repurpose a silver tray!!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  22. I love your silver tray chalkboards! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  23. Me again! :) I just became a follower and I'm going to blog about your giveaway, too!
    Michelle

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  24. Thanks for the suggestion that can is better than spray paint. I have been wanting to try this project for some time. I have some pieces that have been waiting for a repurpose session. Also please count me in for your give away, as a comment, a follower and give me time to get back to my post to mention you and set up a link to your giveaway.

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  25. Your chalkboard trays are gorgeous and you must have a really steady hand to paint those corners so beautifully. I have tried this and am always unhappy with my edges. Your writing on the trays looks spectacular!
    xojanis

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  26. Thanks for the tutorial. I have been wanting to try this....your trays turned out beautiful!

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  27. Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial, I would love to win a tray! karen...

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  28. Great tutorial! I've been a follower for quite a while and have missed your posts lately. Please enter me in your fab giveaway and I will pull a button and post on my blog.

    Blessings to you,

    Jo

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  29. Very charming little blackboards....

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  30. Oh my goodness, I can't wait to try this on an old tray. Thanks for sharing the how-to. It looks like a great project and my daughters have four friends getting married this spring, this would make a great gift as well. I'm going to become a follower right away.

    Smiles,

    Carol
    jcdas@msn.com

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  31. Hi Jill,
    Love the silver trays. I did one a while back for the barn and it was sold first thing...goes to show what a fabulous idea it is. I'm also amongest the many who are joing in on this great party! I will put you on my side bar and of course you know I have been a follower for some time. Have a great Silver Sunday, Jill
    Gale

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  32. Love the tray chalkboards. I love to come by and visit and see what you have done. Happy Sliver Sunday.

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  33. Hi Beth,
    What a fabulous idea!! I've had my chalkboard paint out this weekend myself! I love the way the silver trays look turned in to blackboards! I would love the chance to win one! I am already a follower on your wonderful blog and I will definitely add your give away to my blog!
    Have a great week!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  34. the trays are gorgeous! such a clever idea.
    count me in for the giveaway, and i'm a follower!!!

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  35. quite unusual and clever. i have to sign up, i should be so lucky. Bestest,Denise

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  36. Hi Jill:
    I'm already a follower, so I hope you'll count me in on your drawing.
    Thanks for the tutorial. Those trays make great chalkboards!
    xoxo
    Donna

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  37. Love the silver tray chalkboard idea - combines vintage with function. Love it!! LindaSonia

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  38. What a good idea! I just realized that I got rid of one because it was damaged and I couldn't use it anymore. It would have been the perfect tray to paint.....

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  39. Jill amor, What lovely trays! Thank you for sharing the tutorial, now I am on the lookout for a pretty tray to try this on...it will be perfect for our new tradition of Sunday family breakfasts :) Please enter me in your giveaway and I have been a faithful follower for quite sometime now :) I will post about your giveaway tonight and let you know when I do. Besos, Rose

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  40. I love this idea. My mother-in-law left me her silver tea service and the tray needs re-silvering. This idea is much cheaper! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Hi Jill, These are so pretty! I made a "chalkboard" from an old picture, but haven't tried the silver trays! I just love these that you made! So elegant, yet so functional! And I haven't seen the blackboard spray paint. I'll have to look for a can! Thanks for sharing this and Thanks for the kind comment on my post today! :) ~Rhonda

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  42. Jill, your black-trays are wonderful! I saw one for the first time at Marsha's blog 'Sassy Mini-Dolls' . . . she loves it! I popped over at that time to check out your beautiful blog and thought I followed then . . . hmm . . . don't see myself there, but I'm a follower now!

    I'll be happy to post about your give-away on my blog and share the fun!

    Thanks for sharing today and Happy Silver Sunday!

    Blessings,
    Teresa
    Marigold Manor

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  43. I have signed up as a follower and have posted your giveaway on my blog...come over for a visit. Now, I'm going to browse through some of your older posts....love the transformed trays.

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  44. Hi Jill-

    What great trays. Please enter me in your giveaway- I am a follower.

    I have wanted to do a project with blackboard paint and now I an an idea-

    Thanks,
    Laura

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  45. Jill,
    Those aer jsut soo sweet!

    And thanks for telling us how you did them.

    I am already a follower.

    Thanks for entering my name.
    blessings

    barbara jean

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  46. Jill, I LOVE your trays!!!! Please enter me & I will post about your give away!!!! Great tutorial too! I think the paint on would be easier to control than the spray. THANKS! Isn't Silver Sunday fun!!! Have a great week! Charlene

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  47. Love the silver tray chalkboards...would love one. I'm now a follower and hope I'm also a winner! Thanks for the chance.

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  48. HI Jill,
    Well, I've seen so many chalkboard projects, but yours tops them all ! What a clever idea, those are great little chalkboards and so elegant! I'd love to win one, hope my number comes up! It's my first visit to your blog, I've looked around and know I'll be back. So many pretty things to see...
    Stop by for a visit sometime,
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  49. Jill, HOW FUNNY... while I was visiting you I think you were visiting me. Because I went back in to add your give away to my post & you had already been there! Well, I did add the give away info & I hope it sends others(besides the Silver Sunday girls) to you. I love your cowboy boots in your banner. I looked to see where you lived (I thought it would be Texas) & was surprised! Charlene

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  50. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial. Do you have any more in store for the future? If you do I would love to sign up for automatic emails.

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  51. Beautiful trays! And enter me, please. I'm also a follower.

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  52. Oh how cool!!! I love your blog! I've become a follower and will be back often! Marva

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  53. Hi Jill
    I love your silver tray chalk boards. Definitely going to be my next project. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and posting such a sweet comment. Happy SS....

    Rebecca

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  54. I love love love the silver blackboard trays! I don't have any silver trays and will be shopping this week to find some! I love the Menu tray, such an elegant and fun piece! I am a new follower today. Thanks for visiting me and leaving such lovely comments! Happy Silver Sunday!

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  55. Jill your collection of silver trays is beautiful and how I love them made into blackboards. I would love the chance to win one!
    What a great giveaway.
    hugs

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  56. I absolutely love your blog postings and so I am already FOLOWing your blog.
    This tray would look perfect in my dining room.

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  57. Thank you so much for the tutorial.. and for hosting this FAB giveaway! I love the trays!
    I'm also a new follower! Can't wait to keep up with you! :)
    OX
    Christina

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  58. LOVe the tutorial... great idea... What a wonderful giveaway... I am now a follower, I have listed your giveaway on MY CANDY BAR on the sidebar on my blog. TFS... Happy Silver SUnday

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  59. It is me again. Just wanted to follow up that I am now a follower and have linked your post/give away on my blog. Thanks so much for doing this give away.

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  60. What a great idea! I have made chalkboards before but never on one of my trays... gonna have to do that! I agree about the paint, I've tried them both and like the can better too. Now for the giveaway---count me in please (just in case it stays on my to do list too long!) I am now a follower, and am going back to my blog to post about it... Thanks, Theresa

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  61. Very CUTE, thanks for the tutorial! I'd love to win one of those babies. Lisa

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  62. What a good idea Jill! I have some trays hangin around and some other silver too!

    Cheryl

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  63. Thank you for the tutorial. What a beautiful and practical idea. Rosie

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  64. Im new to your blog via Fiona&twig..Thankyou so much for the tutorial on chalkboard paint on the silver trays..great idea. Now Im off to explore more of you blog. Sally

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  65. I so love that idea! I actually used blackboard paint on the front panel of my white kitchen island that my 2 year old kept drawing all over anyway. Of course - now she's no longer interested. Oh, and yes, Im a follower - Happy Silver Sunday Sista!!

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  66. What a unique idea! Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to keep my eye out for more trays.

    karen

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  67. What a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I can't wait to try one.
    Carolyn~xo

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  68. Hi ya, Jill! I dunno if I posted a comment already but I posted your giveaway on my sidebar :)

    ((Hugs))

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  69. Love this idea. My husband bought some of that paint the other day but left it out in the van in the freezing cold. Hoping it's still OK!
    Thanks for the push to try it!
    xo,
    Carole

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  70. I love this idea!! I have a perfect spot for several of these. Love it.
    I just became a follower and I will be posting about this giveaway on my blog.

    Tomorrow both kiddos will be in mother's day out, I know what I will be junkin' for!!! Thanks for the fabulous idea.

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  71. Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! Did I mention FAB-U-LOUS? I love this idea and would be honored to be entered in your give-away. I was going to hit the "follow" button before you even mentioned it. Love the blog and shop. And thank you for dropping by the VintageNest and I'll hope you'll be back often. xo

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  72. What a great idea! Please enter me in your lovely giveaway. I just became a follower.

    Irma :)

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  73. Consider me entered! Thanks for this tutorial. I do blackboards on things, like little cutting boards and doors, but never a tray. So glam! Merci!

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  74. I love the trays. I guess I'm going to have to be on the look out. Your blog is fun to read. Thanks, Nancy P.

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  75. This is my first visit, but I love the trays! I have to explore some more, but would love to be included in the giveaway! I am also adding to your follower list. Thank you!

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  76. Thanks so much for the Tutorial ~ I would Love to entered into Your Give-Away.... I am already a Follower & Now I am heading back to My Blog & making a linkable Post to let everyone know about this Wonderful Give-Away....
    Cheryl

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  77. How lovely!, I just found your blog and will be adding it to my favorites list. This is a great idea for old silver which I think only gets more beautiful with age.
    thanks
    bluebirdshouse@gmail.com

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  78. Jill, what a great giveaway, please enter my name and I've been following you for a while :) I'll do a post on my sidebar for your giveaway. Thanks so much for stopping by, Theresa

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  79. Get me to the store - I need a silver tray to make one of these! Great idea! I am a follower! And I'm posting your giveaway on my sidebar! Keeping my fingers crossed to win!

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  80. This is a wonderful project! Thank you for sharing this.

    Warmly,
    LuLu Kellogg

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  81. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing a tutorial for this!! I would love to be included in your giveaway! I became a follower & Posted the giveaway button on my sidebar!! Thank you!!

    Blessings ~ Teresa

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  82. I love these silver black board, what a great idea. I've been wanted to collect silver and what a great way to start.

    I have joined you followers and I will put you on my side bar.

    cindy@stitches

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  83. Hi Jill!

    Great tutorial! Thanks so much! Love the look!

    I an now a follower of yours!

    Cheers,
    Judy

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  84. Great giveaway and I would love to have this. I just found you today and your site is wonderful.
    Thank you so much for giving me a chance to win this lovely piece.
    I am looking forward to being a follower
    Maggie

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  85. Jill, I finally got a chance to post about your wonderful giveaway, I know sorry :)I did promise to come and let you know when I did... But I am already a follower and left a comment earlier too :) Besos, Rose

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  86. What a great idea for silver trays! Please add me to your give away and I am already a follower.

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  87. A very novel idea! I just found out about the silver Sundays and I come to your blog and also find the white wednesdays. I didn't know was missing out on so much fun!
    Candylei

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  88. What a fabulous makeover. I would never have thought of that. Great idea. I follow your blog now.

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  89. I've been wanting to try chalkboard paint, but I don't have anything that I wanted to use it on. I like your trays because they are different than what I've been seeing. I'm off to Goodwill this weekend, so I'll have to see if they have something that says chalkboard paint to me! : )

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  90. Those are gorgeous!! And thanks for the giveaway!!

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  91. What a beautiful idea! We are, after 5-1/2 years in a tiny apartment, finally moving to a rental home, and I am so excited about finding new ways to decorate! I'd love to win this! :-)

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  92. Your trays look really nice! I too like the quart better than spray paint. I've had mine forever. I also use lots of thin coats. Do you break your trays in with chalk? I always do, cause I'm a stickler for following directions! :)
    I would love to win!
    gail

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  93. I love this. I actually bought one in last month, but I also scored a cheap bowl to do the same thing with :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. Hi there! What a sterling idea!! They look so grand and elegant.

    1)Here's my comment;

    2)I've been following for quite a while.

    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

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  95. Love love love this idea Jill! This follower plans to create one of these for herself! What a fun project, thanks for sharing! ~LA

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  96. I've just discovered your beautiful blog and become a follower! This is such a great idea. Now I've got my eyes peeled for silver trays.:)

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  97. Your blog is awesome. I love the silver try chalk board idea! Who'd a thunk it? :)

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  98. I'm comment number 100! cool! I just bought an old silver set today~coffee, tea, sugar and creamer for $4.00!!! Please enter me in your giveaway. And BTW I became a follower too.
    Thank you!

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  99. Wow how I love this idea!
    Please enter me in your give-a-way
    I'm a follower.
    I've added your give-a-way to my side bar..
    ...off in search of my vintage trays...
    Yippe this is fun!
    Bleaaings ~Mary~ :-}

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  100. Hi there ... I'm a new follower to your blog (love it)!! What a beautiful way to showcase (and give new life to) antique pieces that, unfortunately, end up hidden away in china cabinets. Have you ever tried Chalk Ink? (The kind that they use in Starbucks)? It's liquid chalk and the color really pops, too! (Easy clean up with either windex/water or Magic Eraser). I LOVE them ... ordered mine of of Amazon. Take care, Becca

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  101. I just, today, put a stack of trays from Goodwill. I'm painting mine white, but this looks like it is going on my to-do list for my next trip.

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  102. Beautiful! Now I'm hoping the silver tray at the thrift that had "25th" is still there, because that would be perfect for this project!!!

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  103. Those are so beautiful! What a great giveaway!

    I'm following you!

    I have a party on Thursday's called Get your craft on Thurs. and I would love for you to come and join the party.

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  104. These are beautiful. Thank you for the chance at winning!

    I am following you too!

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  105. These are just so cool! What a great gift idea, too! I'll be hunting some trays for sure!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Blessings,
    Becky

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  106. I love the idea of using these to post a menu! they are lovely...count me in for the giveaway!

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  107. Beautiful trays! What a neat idea. Love the contrast of the metal against the black.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  108. Those are just fabulous, such a great idea and so beautiful.
    I just love them, and I'm now a follower.

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  109. What a clever way to use chalk board paint. I can just imagine them lining the walls of a tea shop. The "WOW" factor and "why didn't I think of that" thoughts are racing thru my mind right now. I am definitely a follower of your blog now, you are truly inspiring.
    Diane @ InMyOwnStyle

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  110. These are great...I'd love to own won(one)...lol! On my way to being a follower of yours...just found your Blog...and glad I did...
    Blessings
    Carolyn

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  111. Such a fabulous and fun idea! Would LOVE to own one.
    charchar30 at gmail dot com

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  113. So glad you linked your post up because these look gorgeous! Love the black on the silver (and the fact that you have beautiful handwriting doesn't hurt either). Thanks so much for linking up!

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  114. Beautiful! I love the vintage charm these trays have!

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  115. You are like me--I prefer the non-spray kind too. I also put a brush in plastic bag while waiting. However lately I have tried some of the cheap spongy applicators and I love them for applying chalkboard paint!

    http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

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