DIY chalkboard plates

Well, I certainly am on a blogging roll tonight! This is my third DIY post in the last hour of so.

Over the past few months I’ve been seeing these all over the net:
These are sooo cute, and useful!
I remember that I had some chalkboard paint from a project I did, literally, 5 years ago.  I wasn’t sure if the paint would still be good, but I decided to give it a try!
For this project you will need:
-Glass platters/plates (I bought two white mismatched plates from the thrift store for $1 each)
-Chalkboard paint
-Painter’s tape
Clean the plate and remove any sticky residue left from price tages (if you get them from a thrift store like me!)
Use painter’s tape to mark off the inside edge of the plate


Paint the inside of the plate with chalkboard paint

In case you haven’t used chalkboard paint before, here are few things you should know:
1. Once painted you must wait 3 days before writing on it with chalk.  I know, 3 days
seems a bit excessive.
2. After you have waited forever 3 days, use a piece of chalk and cover the entire
painted surface.  Wipe away the chalk.  This will leave a chalky residue on the
paint which will make normal writing come off easier
After waiting about 2 hours, remove the painters tape.  Some of the paint
seeped through my tape so I had to go back and scratch off the little streaks
you see here.

Hang anywhere you want using plate hangers or the super thrifty option found here.  I found a cozy spot for mine
next to my stove in the kitchen.

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