Monday, July 9, 2007

Plateau Changé De Cru

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Ta Da! After keeping you all in suspense for a day and a half, I have finally completed my altered vintage tray project...I turned it into a blackboard! The final touch was the chalk, which I could not find anywhere. I went out with mum in search of it this morning, and it wasn't until 2 pm this afternoon that we came across a box in a teaching supplies store. I just knew I couldn't hold the reveal off any longer and felt guilty enough holding you all in suspense since Saturday morning. But, what's a blackboard without a written message in chalk?

I added a simple black and polka dot ribbon and a nest filled with eggs, a bird and, of course, the Eiffel Tower. I am so pleased with the result, and hope you are too!

24 comments:

T*mmy said...

What a cute project! You know I wonder if schools even use much chalk any more because of the dust and children's alergies...I think they use dry erase boards more often.
:)

Rosemary said...

Very cute, I love it. You are so creative. I just got some colored chalk for my chalkboard.
Have a great day!
Rosemary

Vallen said...

Kate that is absolutely scrumptious!!! What a terrific idea.

Q said...

Dear Kate,
A wonderful chalk board.
You are so creative.
Fun and useable!
Sherry

Blue the Spa Girl said...

Wow, a great art project. I love it! What is "the French Nest" in french?
La Neste Francais???
Curious!
xo
Blue

Mary said...

Excellent idea! You are crafty. I admire you for it.

madrekarin said...

Très beau! I love it. What a clever idea! :)

Susie Q said...

This is simply wonderful! How creative you are! I just love it Kate.

I am so envious of all your creativity!! And that chalkboard! Magnifique!

Hugs,
Sue

Jeanne said...

How very lovely ........
Fabulous treasure troves.
Love Jeanne

Sandy McTier said...

How adorable. I just picked up a tray for .99 cents and hope you don't mind me nippin' your idea. Love the extra touches at the top with the bird nest and especially the Eiffel Tower.
Have a blessed week.

PAT said...

I love it! I just may have to copy!

Pat
Back Porch Musings

Dawn said...

That a clever idea! This is so lovely it could be featured in Victoria magazine. Well done!

:-)
Dawn

corine said...

Oh I love this idea. It works great and looks absolutely French!

Cheryl said...

That is an awesome idea!! I know it's been said already but I think you are very creative, too!

Take care.
Cheryl

buttercup&roses said...

What a fabulous idea...

A silver plate chalkboard..Brilliant!!!
Jennifer.x

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

What a GREAT idea. Just lovely and French. You are an inspiration

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh my goodness.. that is so cute!! I would have never thought to do a chalkboard! Wonderful idea!

Pam Aries said...

How very clever! I love it! I never would have guessed a chalk board!

KLKinFLA said...

I love this! I've been mulling over a few ideas about silver trays too...this is a great one!

Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

Oh my gosh...I love that! I may have to copy you...I hope you don't mind!

Geek Mythology said...

I know it'e already been said, but that is a great idea, and must admit it is something I never would have thought of.

Only now you'll have to think of something even more original to beat it!!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I mean this is so CUTE! I love it!

Charmingdesigns said...

Love what you did with the tray. Does the design on the bottom of the tray not cause a problem? Its beautiful. Laurie

kimberly sherrod said...

I love this idea! I am going to keep my eye out for a silver tray!!! Awesome!