Friday, November 2, 2007

What to do with my can of chalkboard paint . . .

I bought a can of chalkboard paint the other day for a different project, and now I have this urge to turn everything into a chalkboard. It's so much fun. So I thought it would be fun to make a charger that doubles as a seating card. I took one of those chargers from Target, you know the gold ones that aren't really metal (a scratched up version I found at the thrift store is what I used) and I spray painted it with the chalkboard paint. I put a coat of primer on it first, and 2 coats of the chalkboard paint. It isn't the fanciest charger in the world, but it's kinda fun. I'll let you be the judge . . . does it work?

*Update . . . I found this website that shows you how to make your own chalkboard paint. This way you can pick prettier colors. You can also check out the recipe from Cottage Living on the blog Rowhouse.

21 comments:

Desiree' said...

I do love the charger. Very cool idea!!! You could double it as a "Special Plate" and write Happy Birthday to your kids or hubby as well. Great ideas! I love your blog too.

Candace said...

That is so cute!! I love it. Very creative- I'll have to check out the do-it-yourself chalkboard paint.

Becca said...

Brilliant! I may have to try that sometime!

Jerusalem said...

how cute! i am going to have to go check out that make-it-yourself paint recipe - the fun could be endless!

Country Girl At Heart said...

I think it's lovely. It adds a personal touch for name place settings. And the fact that they are reuseable is great.

cynthia said...

this is wonderful! i love chalkboard paint...but would have never thought of this! it's such a great idea!

and i know what you mean about finding something fun and doing it all over the place!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Oh my gosh! This is brilliant! I was just thinking this morning that gold chargers would not be the right tone.....red..nope.....and silver....nope. But black is perfect and I could distress them around the edges. Oh my goodness, I am so excited.

Ter said...

That's so cool!

What did it look like BEFORE?

I may have to look into buying some chalkboard paint.... is it pricy?

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love this idea! Very creative-Also table entertainment for the young ones!
we are hopping over to check out the mix-it-yourself recipe!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Martha said...

Girrrrrrllllll!

Did you see that door in the new issue of Cottage Living?

I'm going to a similar one in my kitchen. I've been thinking about chalkboard paint nonstop for the past 2 weeks!

You are so creative, my friend! I love that idea of the charger plate! How cool are you?!

Liz said...

I love it! You could market them!

Julie said...

I love your blog!!! Thank you for visiting mine and yes - we have Corgi's ..actually we have 5 corgi dogs. The one in the picture with Madison is my daughters Corgi though.

cityfarmer said...

I love chalkboard paint....I painted one of the cupboards in my kitchen and we write messages in the kitchen.

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Ok, Mrs. Jones......I told you that you were in my future feature file and today is your day!

Email me for a new blinkie.
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Joy said...

This is such a fabulous idea! Found your through Creative Blogs :)

Going back to browse now!

Ann said...

that is amazing! I love it!

the feathered nest said...

Cute idea!

Manuela

Kathleen Grace said...

That is amazingly cute! The coolest idea I've seen in a while:>)

melissa @ the inspired room said...

VERY cute! Love it!

Trish said...

Beautiful! Since it has my name on it, does that mean that I get to keep it??? Just kidding! Sort of...

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, what creativity and the fabric tied around it, Toile!!! JUST FABULOUS! So glad to have found your blog :) I am adding you to my list of favorites!
blessings and I'll be back soon!
Amy

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