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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Newbie party going on now!

I had this little tray for sometime. It was a score from Goodwill for a buck.
It was silver, then I painted it this pretty golden yellow and added a slight stain to it.
I once stenciled a rooster on it, and it used to be shown on my old blog header.
Well today I decided to chalk board paint it and chalk the rooster stencil.
Just playin around I guess.
I used the craft chalk board paint, very easy to work with...
I can write different messages on it now too!
Thank you for participating in my newbie party.
Blogging for 6 months or less, and/or  less than 100 followers...
If you are not already a friend of mine, I sure would love for you to be. Everyone who participates in the party, I visit, and become a new friend as well.
I know this chalk board paint is all over trays..I thought chalk stenciling something cute would be a nice change.
I buy all my stencils at 
Hobby Lobby.

Also, one more note:
I did a pet party back in the Winter season. It was great fun, and I have since been asked several dozen times to host you asked for it, and I would love too!
Hope to see you.  Any critter or pet qualifies, just give them a name:)

IF you notice your link has disappeared...OOPS you did not follow my guidelines, try again!
And please one more note, turn off Word verification, it is difficult to leave messages, and people leave most of the time if they do not get it right the first time.
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Blogger Allyson Pecilunas said...

Loved the tray before and I love it now too! Chalkboard paint is so fun!!

April 17, 2011 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I have wanted to paint something with chalkboard paint and never considered a tray! I have lots of those -- and now I'm going to paint one. Thanks for the idea! Yours came out so nice!

Very excited for the pet party! I love reading about everybody's furry friends. :)

April 17, 2011 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

You are a design diva my friend!! Wonderful work!!

Your Pet Party sounds so fun!! Party diva too!!


April 17, 2011 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

That is so cute Debbie!

Thanks for hosting the Newbie party.


April 17, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

What a pretty vignette you have created with your newly painted tray!
Marianne :)

April 17, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

I love where you've put your tray, Debbie! Your rooster collection is the best! I can't believe I haven't tried chalkboard paint yet - I've got to try doing a tray. Thanks for the newbie party!

April 17, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have 6 cans of chalkboard paint that will soon be empty!!! :)
thanks for the party, your home is gorgeous, btw!

April 17, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...


April 17, 2011 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Deb, luv the chalkboard tray! I luv that rooster-licious corner in your home. Just beautiful, no wonder the mag is coming to feature you!

April 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love that tray! What a great score.

April 17, 2011 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger linda said...

now this is a great idea looks so cute and useful too:)

April 17, 2011 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Cool stuff, I have that same rooster picture behind your new project...I have got to get me some of that paint, everything you have done with it is amazing! Spanky will see you at Pet party!

April 17, 2011 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

I really appreciated your comments on my last post! My computer fried so I couldn't respond by email. If you find a way to keep them from growing up, let me know! :)

April 17, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Love that chalkboard. Thanks for hosting again this week. This is a fun party.

April 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There you go being the smartest one, Debbie Dear! I love your tray and look at your chalked Rooster! You're an artist! :)
I hope I can bring Chloe Dawn to the pet parade!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

April 17, 2011 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

LOVE that rooster chalkboard tray, LOVE it! I want one, I will have one, and I will hope it looks half as good...LOVE IT.

April 17, 2011 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

The tray/ chalkboard looks great! Can't wait til work slows down so I can do some crafts. You have such wonderful ideas!

April 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Curtains in My Tree said...

I like chalkboard paint also. The tray is great idea.
I painted an entire door so my neighbor kids could play when they came to my studio. They love to draw on it

I will love you pet party. Lucy is adorable.

I just lost my little Sissy pug to cancer she died last Sunday and I am really missing her terrible

April 17, 2011 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

Thanks for hosting this party. This is my first week-end of Link Parties.
What a trip it has been. I am a new member of your friends connect.. I have also add you to my new link parties page

April 17, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

Just wanted to let you know that Crumpet and Muffin ( yorkie girls) are so looking forward to the pet party next month!!

PS I love the chalkboard tray!!

April 17, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the chalkboard tray Debbie and I LOVE the rooster picture hanging above it!! Toby can't wait to make his appearance at your pet party:) Thanks for hosting again my friend, Martina

April 17, 2011 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

You had me at cock-a-doodle-doo!

The tray turned out so cute and I especially love it with the rooster stencil. I collect roosters and I can see by your pictures that you love roosters, too!

Thanks for hosting this party for us!

April 17, 2011 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, the tray looks great with the chalkboard paint and rooster. Good idea.

April 17, 2011 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a great idea to use a STENCIL! Love the whole look -- that is a fabulous tray!

April 17, 2011 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

Cute makeover! I keep meaning to pick up a tray to paint when I'm out thrifting and then I get all distracted by shiny things and forget. I'll have to write a note on my hand! Good idea about the pet party - I can't wait!

April 17, 2011 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

It came out really well. I need to find something to paint.

April 17, 2011 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

That's so cute Debbie. I always love seeing what you have been up to.

April 17, 2011 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Cute, Debbie and I LOVE those cups! Amazing how many transformations you can get out of one piece! I'm gonna send the old boy that lives here to you- see what you can do with him, will ya? xxoo Diana

April 17, 2011 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your tray redo. That was a great idea. Looking forward to the pet party.

April 17, 2011 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Barbara Pilcher said...

Thank you for throwing the newbie party. I found your blog at Between Naps on the Porch.

I think your photos are beautiful. Keep up the good work.

April 17, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

What a great find Debbie! ...and a fun transformation.! Great project!

April 17, 2011 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Love it! I was also admiring your Rooster picture and lamp. You've got amazing taste, girl! I miss your blog so much. I've been so busy packing that I haven't been able to browse like I normally would. Anyway, terrific work, as always! Love ya, Liz

April 17, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Great finds! Came over from Between Naps on the Porch.

April 17, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Debbie, that is really cute! Thanks for joining the party.

April 17, 2011 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Debbie, love the tray!!! Getting the kitchen all ready for it's big day !!!


April 17, 2011 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

What a cute corner, Debbie! And great idea for another use for a tray. Thanks for hosting. :)

April 17, 2011 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your tray with the chalkboard, what a great and "elegant" idea and the little corner where you put it, is perfect! Maybe you'd like to visit my post: My daughter Alexandra's China Design, so you can see her kitchen ceiling with's fun! Thanks for sharing with us this nice idea!

April 17, 2011 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Debbie, This corner of your room is so pretty! I love the rooster print and your chalkboard
tray. I am off to check out the links at your party.

April 17, 2011 at 11:55 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Deb, I love a rooster theme and this corner is just adorable! Make sure you leave some sweet notes for the family on your newly painted tray. :-)

April 18, 2011 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Farah said...

You are a paint master Debb.... and have so much creative idea... A tray for chalkboard paint... great idea...
Oh I really start waiting for the party and thinking too that whays new now for my pet:0

Hope you would like to pay a visit to me at

April 18, 2011 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...

Woo hoo! I'm a newbie! Love your blog and am your newest follower. :)

April 18, 2011 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

The Tray looks great. I often use stencils(usually roses)on the chalkboard upper wall in the dining room...i like to make my own "wallpaper", lol. What's also fun is getting the colored chalk. I love the rooster and the tray. If u get tired of the rooster all ya gotta do is erase him. Fun, lol. Im glad ur hosting another pet party, the first one was so much fun, really looking forward to that! Thanks for hosting tonight..........Bonnie

April 18, 2011 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger Sunny Simple Life said...

That is so cute and you are a pretty good artist too.

April 18, 2011 at 1:43 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Love the tray, Debbie but LOVING that rooster picture you have on your wall!

Have a wonderful day,

April 18, 2011 at 6:02 AM  
Blogger Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love the chalkboard, Debbie :)

April 18, 2011 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Love the tray redesign! The chalkboard looks great.

April 18, 2011 at 7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks great and I sure love those cups! Looks like a fun party too...

April 18, 2011 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Debbie, you're really, truly a creative person. That chalkboard tray is just awesome.

April 18, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

Looks like fun, and so creative! Thanks again for hosting- have a great week!

April 18, 2011 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I love the tray! The collection of roosters looks great together. And those teacups!! So adorable all nestled together.

Thanks for hosting today. :)

April 18, 2011 at 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the new "roo",some great messages forth comin',this will be fun for the whole family, can't wait to see what the "men" of the house have too say,gonna be fun,I know you'll have to slip these "notes" in on future post, I'll be looking for them,hehehe

April 18, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love the new chalkboard! Chalkboard paint is so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

April 18, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Debbie @ OtRD said...

Love the chalkborad tray! Turned out great!!

April 18, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Great job, Ms. D.! Love the corner vignette with the rooster theme. You really know how to pull it all together. I'll be "crowing" about you! LOL
~ Sarah

April 18, 2011 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Atticmag said...

Nice tray! You're also using it well. Hope you'll stop by and see my new curtain. Happy Easter. Jane

April 18, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Can't wait for the pet party! I'll put your button on my side bar. Have a great week...~Ann

April 18, 2011 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love a Goodwill find and your transformation was excellant! Great job!


April 18, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Love your chalkboard tray, Debbie! Your kitchen is looking so great :D

There are so many wonderful ideas on this weeks party! Can't wait to check them all out.

April 18, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Olive said...

The teacups stacked against the chalkboard tray are so adorable! ♥O

April 18, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Thanks for hosting! I love your tray. You must have a beautiful home!


April 18, 2011 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Bluebirds and Roses said...

Beautiful treasures and makeover love the cheery cups!

April 18, 2011 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger RosMari Brand said...

Great ideas!! You have such a fun blog!!

April 18, 2011 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Hi! Love your tray..I just bought s bunch of GW silver trays and platters to do this as well for gifts!! New blogger since Feb and I'm addicted! Thanks for hosting :)

Fancy Frugal Life

April 18, 2011 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Very creative Debbie! I love using chalkboard paint but haven't tried it on a tray yet. Cute rooster, love the stacked, colorful cups in front of the board.

April 18, 2011 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Laura/Hayestone/Design Share said...

Goodwill finds are the best! I'm linking up again this week....thanks so much for hosting!

April 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

Happy Monday Debbie.. im getting close to 100,, so i thought i'd link up one more time.. cant wait to check out some of the other links.. love the rooster chalkboard.

April 18, 2011 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Val said...

You are so crafty. You can make anything look good. I love that.

April 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Another fabulous redo! Love it with your giant rooster on the wall. He is very handsome.

April 18, 2011 at 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your idea! LOVE your blog too! You make it all look so easy! Thanks for hosting the Newbie Party and for stopping by my blog! Look forward to following to see what you have in store next!

April 18, 2011 at 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your new life as a painter, I am in love with this tray, can you please just wrap it up and send it to my house!! I want it!! OK, so when are you starting your Etsy store, filled withrepurposed chalk boards?? God Bless you and keep inspiring while I continue to ohh and awee on this latest project!!!

April 18, 2011 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger sandy said...

Hi Debbie,
I have just recently found you and love your blog!
I recently ordered 3 cans of the chalk paint and I am going to try one out this evening.

Love the tray and your photos, I collect a few roosters too, and not the mean ones that peck at your ankles. The pet party sounds fun!

Thank you for hosting the newbie party, I hope showing herbs are okay? It's not like I could paint them lol

April 18, 2011 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the chalkboard paint and all the fun you're having with it! The newbie party is great, too! Wish I had time to visit them all! Hugs! ♥

April 18, 2011 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Calypso In The Country said...

Love that tray! Why can't I ever find things like that? Thanks for hosting this great party again!

April 18, 2011 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Mel Creates Often said...

I didn't participate in your party. I saw you over at Homemaker on a Dime's blog hop. I love your roosters. I also love chalkboard paint - so easy to work with. Just thought I'd drop by and follow you. Have a good day!

April 18, 2011 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Can you believe we don't have a Hobby Lobby?
Sob, Sob! and they can take that anyway they want.
Love the tray. So cute, the chalk rooster. Time is getting close. Are you getting excited? That was a stupid question. Of course you are and probably a little scared as well. Just remember we love you and we are cheering for you, Love Ya Girl. Ginger

April 19, 2011 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love the rooster on your wall. SWEET!!

April 19, 2011 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Some people just have 'it'. That would be you, Debbie. Great re-do!

April 19, 2011 at 4:58 AM  
Blogger ashley said...

Thanks for hosting, I added your link to my link party tab! -XOXO Ashley

April 19, 2011 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Dragonfliez Made said...

I love the tray! You gave me an idea of what to do with the one i got this weekend.

April 19, 2011 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Debbie,I LOVE the tray!!! What a great idea. I also love your rooster lamp.

April 19, 2011 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger texas511 said...

Those cups are amazing. What pattern are they and where did you find them? Thanks~ Leisa

April 19, 2011 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I love the little chalk rooster! A very cute detail. Thank you for hosting the newbie party!

April 19, 2011 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger RosMari Brand said...

i tried to enter the party but you deleted my post..i don't understand what i did wrong...i thought i followed the instructions. :/

April 19, 2011 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Goodorning! I really like your ideas. That tray is wonderful! I have wanted to try that but yours has inspired me! Your cups are so cute, I like your log and am going to follow Right Now and also participate on yur weekly. !Have a great week, Sunny109

April 20, 2011 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Your chalkboard tray is fab! Great job! Thank you for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) I hope you'll join us again starting 5 pm this Sunday, PST.

April 21, 2011 at 6:42 PM  

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