I'll be honest, the creator in me must be on hiatus. I went into my sewing room last night with good intentions to make something. But, I ended up on the couch and watched a dog show of all things.
But then I came across this in the Pottery Barn catalog. Isn't it clever? And most certainly doable to make one on your own.
Then a little firework went off in my head and I remembered the white platter I just bought from TJ MAXX on clearance for $8! Buh-bye slump, helloooo chalkboard paint.
Like a just mentioned, I purchased this adorable platter on clearance for $8. But, surely, you could probably find one of these at a thrift store for less. You'll also need painters or masking tape, newspaper, and a can of chalkboard spray paint.
First, tape around the area you want to be covered with chalkboard.
Then, cover the white ceramic border with newspaper. Tape it in place. This is going to keep the white parts white, so unless you've got mad spray painting skills, don't skip this step.
Spray paint away. Call me paranoid, but I let mine dry for 24 hours before I peeled the paint.
And, ta-da! A nice little goodie for you to write love notes, grocery lists, inspiration, or stick figures. And, it's easy, too! Just a little note, and a lesson I learned the hard way, don't use clay sidewalk chalk. It scratches the surface and you'll have to repaint.
I've GOT to give a shout out to Elizabeth who is going live today with her new website called "To Be Charmed." She posts some great inspiration. Show some love and visit her here. Good luck Elizabeth!
P.S. I take the worst tutorial photos ever. If any of you have tips on what I can do to make them better, I'd so appreciate the help.