Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Guest Post - Mom 4 Real

Hey all! I hope you en joy today's guest blogger, Jessica @ Mom 4 Real. She has some great ideas and a wonderful attitude so be sure to check out her blog for some fun projects! Enjoy!

Chalkboard Painted Plates

Hi, I'm Jessica!  I write/create over at Mom 4 Real.
I am so excited to be guest posting here today for Meg!
I am pretty obsessed with chalkboards right now, so I thought I would share my Chalkboard Painted Plates with you...

I love decorating with chalkboards.  I have turned mirrors into chalkboards, painted old ugly platters with chalkboard paint for a beautiful hanging, and now I have painted plates...yes, old dinner plates.  It is super easy, and adds a cute touch to any kitchen!

I started with 3 plates that I had sitting in my kitchen cabinet.  The fourth plate had been broken years ago, but for some reason I had hung onto these...maybe it was fate!  I washed and dried them first just to make sure there was no dust left.

Next, I painted three coats of chalkboard paint in the center of each plate.  Make sure to let the paint dry thoroughly between each coat.

I already had this plate rack hanging on my wall, so this is where I chose to display mine.  You could easily display one plate on a plate stand on your kitchen counter...I did that with one of my old serving platters that had a strange rust stain in the middle of it!

Now comes the fun part...writing on your plate.  I chose the very popular "live, laugh, love" for mine, but will be changing it out often for fun!  Maybe to EAT YOUR VEGGIES!  I used a chalk pen, because they write so smoothly, but I usually use chalk.  Do you have any old plates lying around?  Would you dare paint them with chalkboard paint?


  1. Loving this Jess .. Great Job!


  2. I love all her chalkboard projects. This one is so cute!

  3. haha! I love the Eat your Veggies!! Jess super duper cute- but not surprised-you are like Chalk Board Queen Baby!! I love this idea! Jen

  4. Cute idea and thanks for the tut! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Supah Cool, Mom 4REAkly! Love them, Jess!

  6. Hi Jess and Meg! Love Jessica's guest post today! What a great project - Jessica, you are so talented!! You have inspired me to try this! Heather :)

  7. Great project usual! Makes me rethink my dishes that I just give away. What was I thinking?

  8. This is so perfect! I have a bunch of old plates that I can use to do this. It might be the start of a fun new collection! Thanks for sharing. New Follower. Hope to see you at True Aim.


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