Our Mini Family: DIY Shabby Chic B&B Tray!


Oct 21, 2012

DIY Shabby Chic B&B Tray!



Here is the original breakfast in bed tray I found on clearance at AC Moore for $3.99! When I saw it, I immediately thought "dang, I wanna coat that in chalkboard paint!" And then that's where it all began!
With a sponge, dab the wood paint onto it and then rub the wood until it is completely coated in the stain. Let it rest for at least an hour to dry, and then continue to apply coats until you've reached your desired level of darkness with your wood stain. I used a Walnut color, and bought all of my supplies from AC Moore. I opted for a darker wood polish.
Once you're happy with your wood stained tray, go ahead and start layering the chalkboard paint onto the top with a hard brush. It is very important that you let this paint completely dry before you put another coat on. Once your chalkboard paint is all set, grab some chalk and completely coat the top in it. Wipe away the chalk and blow off the excess dust, and write messages to your loved one! <3

30 comments :

  1. saw you WTFab, now following you!

    join me on http://nothingbutahousewife.blogspot.com/

    kisses from Poland xo

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    1. Thank you! Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by and following me!

      ~Cathy~

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  2. very cute great job and you get to write messages on it too

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    1. Yes!!! That is totally my favorite part of it! Adam was awake when I brought him his breakfast this time, but next time I'll try and sneak and write a little "good morning" message on the tray for him to wake up to! Thank you for stopping by! :)

      ~Cathy~

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  3. Great makeover of the tray. Love the idea of the chalk paint. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Marty, I LOVE chalkboard paint! If I can find a reason to use it, I will with no hesitations! Thank you for having me at TTT!

      ~Cathy~

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  4. What a great idea, I would really love it if you linked up with Crafty Tuesday on

    http://blueberrycraftandhobbytime.blogspot.ie/

    I feature every week 3 projects and promote them through twitter,facebook and pinterest
    all the best, Ewa

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    1. Hi Ewa!

      Thank you for inviting me to your Crafty Tuesday party! I just posted the tutorial in there, and am going to visit a few of the other entries in a few minutes :)

      Thank you so much for stopping by!

      ~Cathy~

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  5. This looks fab! I'd love to have a tray like that for the very same purpose...must go find one now!
    Thanks for hopping with us at the CHQ Blog Hop this week! Hope you've made some new bloggy friends!
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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    1. Meredith, thank you so much for having me at the CHQ Blog Hop! Always a pleasure to meet new bloggy gals with similar interests and who inspire me! You should totally try and find one! I think this tray is going to come in handy over the years, that, and the legs of the tray can fold in so I'm thinking of perhaps incorporating into some of my decorations!!

      Thank you so much for taking the time to come by our blog!!

      ~Cathy~

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  6. Oh this is so cute! Such a great idea. I love chalkboard paint! Visiting from Our Delightful Home :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Thank YOU for visiting! Off to check out your blog now :D

      ~Cathy~

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  7. That is a really cute tray. It would be great as an adult breakfast tray or for children. They would love to draw pictures all over it.

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    1. Oh, I can totally see kids loving it!!! Pastel chalks, scrambled eggs, and a lovely Sunday morning! Sounds wonderful :)

      Thank you for stopping by our blog!

      ~Cathy~

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  8. Beautiful tray! Great makeover!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hey Jill! Thank you for having me at Round Tuit! Always a pleasure linking up at your blog :)

      Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

      ~Cathy~

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  9. I made a similar chalkboard breakfast tray to enjoy for Mother's Day. Yours looks great.

    My sister and I host a joint party and we'd love for you to join us. When you link up at one site, it shows up on both my blog and my sister's blog too...double exposure!!
    http://www.saving4six.com/2012/10/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-2.html

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    1. Ohhh cool! I just opened your party up in another window and will take a look in a few minutes--thank you for the invite! I love that someone has made a similar tray! I haven't heard anyone else mention that yet!!

      Thank you so much for responding to our blogpost!

      ~Cathy~

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  10. What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn! And thank you for having me at Make it Pretty Monday!

      ~Cathy~

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  11. That is just awesome!!!!!!! Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Sunday wishes xo

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    1. Hi Katherine! Thank you so much!

      Have a great week! :)

      ~Cathy~

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  12. I love your blog name!! I think mini would be fun to have as a last name!! This breakfast tray looks amazing!! I'm definitely pinning it.

    Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime! Now following you!

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    1. Betsy! Thank you so much! :D

      It can be a fun name for me, but as I'm sure you can imagine Adam was bullied as a young boy for that last name.

      Love Romance on a Dime! When I found it I thought "omg this is so me!" This won't be the last time you've heard from me!

      ~Cathy~

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  13. I love the chalkboard tray. I have one of these in my cupboard hardly getting use. By doing this I can see myself using it more often.
    Thanks for the idea and I am following you now. I would love for you to follow back.
    Jillian
    http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-version-of-fall.html

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    1. Jillian, you should totally do it! I have used this tray twice since I've made it already!

      Can't wait to check out your blog! Thank you for following me, and I look forward to seeing your posts!

      ~Cathy~

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful shabby chic breakfast tray on Simple & Sweet Fridays. So Cute!
    Happy Halloween!

    Jody

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    1. Thank you so much, Jody!

      Cheers,
      ~Cathy~

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  15. Looks so good! Thanks for linking up last week, we'd love to have you back!
    http://www.joyfulhomemaking.com/2012/10/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-3.html

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    1. Hi Margo!

      We haven't done any projects since this one, but when we do, I will for sure make a point to stop by Think Tank Thursday!

      ~Cathy~

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