Plates Turned Into Chalkboards!

 
 
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?
Jessica
I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!
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  1. 3

    says

    That looks awesome! I am addicted to chalkboard paint. I painted one of my walls in the kitchen with the stuff! Love this idea.:)

  2. 4

    says

    That is fantastic! Such a good idea.. It’d be fun to change them with the seasons like adding “boo” or “jolly”. Love it!!

  3. 7

    says

    This is such a great idea for using either old or new plates for decorating! Great tutorial, thank you for sharing :) Tanya

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