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?