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?

8 comments:

  1. Loving this Jess .. Great Job!

    Hugs
    B

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

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  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

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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  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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