Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dollar store silver plate chalkboard

I'm sure this isn't the first time you have seen someone take a Dollar Store "silver" plate from drab to fab.

I recently overheard a woman complaining about how she attempted painting a plate with chalkboard paint and failing.  She sort of double dog dared me, so I took the challenge.

The Dollar Store has these "silver" plates and these plate stands.
I had chalkboard paint on hand, so the total for this project was $2.


Start by taping off the edges of the plate.


Paint your chalkboard paint on in a thin layer.
The secret to making this work is to be patient!
This will take several coats of chalkboard paint and you have to let each coat dry.


Once your paint is dry and you have a thick coat of chalkboard paint {around 3 layers}, take off the tape and viola!

A beautiful upcycled dollar store chalkboard for all your mushy messages!


What else have you put chalkboard paint on?

2 comments:

Rachel O. said...

Cute!! I love it!! I really need to chalkboard paint something in our house.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Oh how cute! My sisters daughter is planning a rustic wedding. I think these would be cute for table numbers! I'd love it if you would link this up to my new linky party, "What We Accomplished Wednesday." It is live right now. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Deborah