Dec 31, 2012

Chalkboard Platter

Have you missed me?  I hope so, because I have missed you ♥
I recently discovered chalkboard spray paint.
You can purchase it at Walmart, Michaels and hardware stores.
I showed you how I changed my ugly, outdated angel picture into a cute chalkboard here.
This is how it looked during the holidays.
My son wrote his favorite scripture at the top and I won't erase it until he comes home in 16 months!

I saw a silver (not genuine) tray that had chalkboard paint in the center.  I purchased a circular one at the store since I wasn't able to find any rectangle ones.  It was difficult to tape, I had to tear off pieces.

I sprayed one coat of chalkboard paint onto the surface.

I painted in the backyard, so the trees are reflected on the platter.
The paint dries really fast.  I determined that the platter needed a second coat of spray.

The blue paint tape came off really easily.  I wrote a message on the platter and the gift was ready. I really liked the message that I had written on my large chalkboard.  I just wrote it smaller :)

I was so anxious to wrap the platter up that I forgot to take a photo.

This platter could hang on the wall or sit on an easel on the counter.
You could write the daily menu, write reminders of things to do, write a love note to your husband or family member, use it as a memo board and leave notes on it, or write a seasonal message.
The possibilities are endless.
 Now go buy some chalkboard paint and have some fun!

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  1. What a fun project. Happy New Year Cynthia!

  2. I love this idea! Happy New Year!

  3. I keep meaning to buy some of the chalkboard paint but I always forget. Yours look great!