As you may know, about 3 years ago I created this very pretty “Thrift Store Silver Platter Wall” out of, you guessed it, thrift store silver platters. It grew to be one of my most popular blog posts, and even still today I do receive comments/questions on it. As much as I loved it, I still grew tired of it and just naturally desire change when it comes to home decor. So, when I finally decided to take it all down, I really had a big pile of silver platters on the floor that I had to figure out what to do with. That brings me to this cute little DIY project today called “Silver Platter Chalkboard Sign”.
Before we get to the “Silver Platter Chalkboard Sign” here’s a quick recap of what happened after I took the the silver platters off of the wall…
Oh, and I thought I would throw in this similar idea using yet another silver platter. I treasure this pretty tray I created using the love notes my husband has given me over the last 30 years. Did I just say 30 years? Oh my!
So, yah…back to those silver platters 😎 . What should I do with all the left over silver platters? Hmmm…I was originally going to just save them for my garage sale next Fall. Then a sweet follower sent me a photo of her silver platter chalkboard sign, and I was inspired. She said she uses it often and it was really cute, so I figured I would give it a shot. So, the inspiring goes both ways around here.
This silver platter chalkboard sign took me literally minutes to make and was so simple. I used blue painters tape to tape off the edges, and then I sprayed it with approximately 4 coats of chalkboard spray paint (both products found below in my source list). I was sure to let each layer dry at least an hour before I applied another.
After I was sure it was dry, I “seasoned” the chalkboard by rubbing chalk sideways all over it and then using an eraser I have had since my teaching days to clean off the board, but leave it nice and “chalkboard-y”.
And there she sits now in our kitchen above the cooktop on the shelf we made after our brick backsplash was completed. I got a little silly with my sign, but honestly it could be used for menus, holidays, birthdays, etc.
Interested in giving this try? Or better yet, come to my garage sale this Fall and take all my extra silver platters. I’ll hand them out like business cards 😎 .
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