My friend Gina, over at The Shabby Cottage is hosting a carnival, "Crazy about Chalkboards".
My chalkboard plate is one that I shared with you in December of 2008, but I am running this post again for the carnival.
You are invited to attend the carnnival too, just go to The Shabby Cottage and comment on Gina's chalkboard post with your link. Love those chalkboards!
Remember that beautiful plate that I purchased from TJ Maxx for $3.99?
I told you that I had a project planned for it. I thought I would make it into a chalkboard plate. It is easy! You can make one too. I am sure you have a plate that you can use. If not, check TJ Maxx or Marshalls. The plates there are gorgeous! Almost to much to paint over....but at the pricing, who can resist. You can even pick up a plate at a garage sale or while thrifting. I know my local thrift store sells plates for usually about 2 bucks, so you can see that TJ Maxx and Marshalls offer real bargains. And you get what you want.
So....do you have your plate?
Besides the plate, Other supplies you will need are:
- Chalkboard spray paint. Make certain that it says chalkboard. I used black chalkboard spray paint.
- Painters tape
Tape off the areas of your plate that you do not want to be black. I like to leave a substantial border so that it "pops" off of the sides.
The square plate that I used was very easy to mark off, but you can use any size or shape of plate.
After taping off the plate, take it outside to begin the painting process. When painting, be certain to not hold the spray nozzle down continually. This will cause to much paint to come out at once, resulting in a running and streaked plate. Just use short quick,blast of paint spray-it will look like a sand or powdered sugar texture when it hits the plate. Think tiny spots.
After you have finished painting, allow the paint to dry completely.
Then remove the tape very gently.
WAH-LA! You have yourself a great chalkboard.
Use it for displaying your dinner menu, to welcome guest, or even to leave family notes....the possibilities are endless!
And you KNOW that I LOVE homemade gifts! It makes a perfect gift!
For ultra coolness....I have seen this same technique used on doors. Think a play room-or my favorite, a pantry! Just tape (for large projects newspaper would work handy) off the inside of a door and t is the perfect place to keep track of grocery list.
Home Decor on a budget! Now that I love!
Head over to Gina's place to see more Chalkboard Post!