I love chalkboard paint, and now that I recently purchased some chalkboard markers I have been doing some easy projects here. This one is very easy, and it only cost me $3.99 I took an old tray and painted it with chalkboard paint, and voila, I had a place where I could write a menu or message.
First of all, I went to the thrift store and found a platter that I liked and purchased it for $3.99.
Here is the platter I purchased. (Sorry it is not the best picture)
I first cleaned the platter, and next I traced a template from the bottom of the platter so I would know the area to paint. Here I used a left over pizza box. Anything will work.
Once I had the template, I decided to use painter’s tape to mark out the area I would be painting. If you didn’t want to tape, you could just mark out the area. I still need to use the painter’s tape.
When I removed the template, I had the area ready to paint with the chalkboard paint.
One coat down.
Here it is with two coats. I stopped at two but then went back and added a third.
You can write out a menu for a dinner party or whatever works for you. Our neighborhood had a “Wine Crawl”, which you can learn about it an upcoming post. We were assigned New York wines at our house, and so, our new platter provided a way to identify the wine region our guests were sampling.