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?