Here is what I had to work with. A small $2 tray that I found Easter weekend and my ever faithful chalkboard paint.
I used a foam brush to paint on a couple of coats. I just free handed the curves. Not as hard as it would seem.
I had a lot of fun trying different places for it. I lived with it in this tray by my sink for a couple of days.
I liked seeing it when I first walked into my kitchen but I kept thinking it needed a little something more.
It definitely needed some ribbon. :) I used some red and white ribbon that I already had and just taped it on the back. That way it will be easily removed when my mind changes again.
I hung it on a small wall beside the cabinets. I like it right here for now but I'm sure it will always be finding a new home.
Katie from Harrington House said she painted a group of platters with red chalkboard paint and hung them in her kitchen. I would love to see different colors of chalkboard paint being used. She is busy having a baby/taking care of a newborn right now but maybe when things settle down she will post some pictures.