July 7, 2010

Fun Chalkboard Menu!


Ahhh...I LOVE ME SOME CHALKBOARD PAINT!

I was so excited when I found this platter at a discount store for just $6.99.  I knew exactly what I'd do.  A little tape, a little chalkboard paint...and I've got an accessory for my kitchen that's a whole lotta CUTE!
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First things first, I taped my design.  This shape simply mimics the shape of the platter. 
Next I applied one coat of primer, cuz the chalkboard paint won't stick unless you prime the area first.


To a child, chalkboard paint is like magic!  My kids were mesmerized as I painted this plate.  Once it dried, they couldn't wait to doodle!

In my experience, pulling the tape off while the paint is wet helps give you clean, sharp lines.  Yup, I'm a clean line girl!


Here it is finished.  Funny, my daughter saw the menu and said "Mom, burgers and fries sound great tonight!".  Ahhh, a crafty project that's both cute and will get your kids to eat more...it doesn't get any better than that!
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Got chalkboard paint?  Then make a menu board for your kitchen.

It's just fun!




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48 comments:

  1. I've done this with silver trays but never thought to do it with porcelain! I will keep my eye out now at GS!!!

    xxoo

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  2. What a pretty platter, Jane! I did not know that about using primer first ~ thanks for mentioning that tip!

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  3. Hi Jane-

    I have seen many projects using chalkboard paint, but I think this is my fav, as I am a white plate kind of girl. Very cute that your daughter noticed and made a comment, that alone was worth all your efforts. It looks fabulous on your kitchen counter with your new black cabinets.
    My best- Diane

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  4. Oh...that is super cute. Love it on the kitchen counter. It is fun to paint things with chalkboard paint. I need to find myself a big platter to paint. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Love the platter, it's gorgeous!

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  6. Love the shape of the platter and the detail on it. Cute with the chalkboard paint. You did a fabulous job. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Love it, a great project for the kitchen!

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  8. What a wonderful project and it turned out so cute!! Love it!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. are you inviting me over to dinner? because i will be there!

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  10. Does chalkboard paint come in different colors as well?
    Now I will start looking for things to paint!

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  11. Great idea - looks fantastic!

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  12. I love chalkboard paint too...I just did the inside panels of my pantry doors! Your platter came out terrific. I'm starting a support group for chalkboard paint addicts...I'll keep you posted on our next meeting-lol!

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  13. What a fun idea. I love it!

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  14. This looks amazing. Thanks for hooking up to Upcycled Awesome over at www.thetshirtdiaries.com

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  15. Very cool! What a great (simple) project...thanks for sharing.

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  16. LOVE this! What a cute and fun idea for the kitchen! What CAN'T chalkboard paint make cuter?!?! :)

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  17. Love your platter! I did not know that you first had to prime it. Thanx for the tip because I have all the supplies to make one but have not done it yet. I would have been upset if it peeled off.

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  18. I love it....very crafty of you! Thanks for linking up to It's Party Time Thursday@PonyTails&FishScales!

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  19. Great idea! This week I'm doing a theme of chalkboard paint projects & have a Flickr group for people to post their own projects. Would love if you shared this in it!

    sewcando.blogspot.com

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  20. I loved this so much that I featured you and your chalkboard platter on my blog! Cute idea!


    everydayclever.blogspot.com

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  21. So cute! I have a question for you. I just painted something like this and I had such bad brush marks. What did you do to avoid this? Thanks!

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  22. What a neat idea!!

    Visiting from Friday Follow. Hope you will stop by my blog as well and feel free to follow either of them.

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    Have a blessed weekend!

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  23. I love your platter turned chalkboard! What a great idea! I, too love chalkboard paint, and just finished a large one. Flaunt it Friday.

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  24. What a great idea! I'd be mesmerized by that chalk paint too. LOL! Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! :o)

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  25. This is adorable. I <3 chalkboard paint, too!

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  26. Now this, I think I can do. Love it!
    Leticia

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  27. This is AWESOME! I love it!

    I featured you here:
    http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/07/sunday-spotlight-soys-35-favorites.html

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  28. I featured you this week at PonyTails&FishScales!

    terelauritsen.blogspot.com

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  29. LOVE it! I really enjoy chalkboard paint. I've used it a few times and have a few more projects in mind. This turned out really nice! I just started a link party and I would LOVE it if you'd consider adding your crafts to it! I'm having flower headband giveaway as part of our first party too! http://imtopsyturvy.com/index.php/2010/07/topsy-turvy-tuesdays-1/

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  30. What a clever idea - I never would have thought of using a platter.

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

    Cheers!

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  31. Super innovative to use a large platter for the chalk board. This is really attractive! Following you now thru the DIY Club. Pam @ Sallygoodin

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  32. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  33. Love it! We're so glad you joined us for another great Anything Related party!
    {Rebekah}

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  34. Oh wow! I love this idea and i heart chalkboard paint too. Thanks so much for linking up with 6 Inches of Ribbon!

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  35. Love this project AND your blog. I really enjoyed stopping by!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  36. That's adorable!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  37. I'm loving this idea!!! I love your blog as well and I'm happily following along! I'd love it if you stopped by FFD..I am excited for new friends and ideas! All the best!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

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  38. Love your new creation! Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

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  39. This is such a cute idea. If I had room in my kitchen for it I would make it. Hubby is always asking me what is for dinner after I had already told him a bunch of times.

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  40. I love this! I made chalkboard signs for my wedding using refurbished frames from thrift stores & garage sales...I am now addicted to chalkboard-painting everything I can get my hands on. =) This is a great idea.

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  41. I am so going to try making something with chalkboard paint soon. I got off the idea a bit when my sister-in law did a chalkboard with chalkboard paint on her girls' bedroom wall and it was very messy. I love this... even though I doubt it would keep by teen from asking what's for dinner and then being disgusted! ;-)

    If I can just figure out how to combine chalkboard paint and photos... I'll be uber excited.

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