DIY Chalkboard Chargers

So – it’s finally SpRiNg!! And with spring comes Easter and with Easter comes family dinner {or brunch}. And since we’re hosting my family for Easter again this year {Yay! I love hosting!}, I thought it was time to do something with our tired old silver-toned chargers. But what?

I thought of papering them with vintage book pages. But that was an epic fail! That just looked like plates wrapped in newspaper – you know like when you pack them to move? Yeah. No.

Then I thought of painting them. Okay. And then I thought of painting them with chalkboard paint to make CHALKBOARD CHARGERS! Oh Yeah!

DIY Chalkboard Chargers

When the weather was so nice a couple of weeks ago, I hauled all our chargers out to the driveway and spray painted them with Rust Oleum chalkboard spray paint. {Now our driveway looks like those fields with crop circles – anyone seen Rory Tate, Circle Researcher, lately?!}.

After leaving the chargers to dry, I brought them inside and let them cure for 24 hours.

Then I prepped them by rubbing chalk all over them and then gently wiping it off with a soft tea towel. {The Rust Oleum can instructions recommend using those felt chalk erasers, but I didn’t have one}.

Now our chargers are all ready for Easter and birthdays and Thanksgiving and…



What do you think of our DIY Chalkboard Chargers? Have you painted anything with chalkboard spray paint?

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      aka design says

      Happy Spring, Catherine! I hope your weather cooperates with spring soon – my kids were in their bathing suits having a water gun fight today. In Ontario. Canada!

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    Margaret says

    Love this idea. My chargers are looking tired too. I want to thank you for introducing me to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a project you did last year? I attended her workshop in San Fransisco ( because of you) this past weekend and it has opened a whole new world.
    Love your work and your blog. Argaret

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    Jen says

    I love it I love it I love it! So pretty and simple with your white dishes. Love what you can do with chalkboard paint!

    Nice work.

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    I love these! It makes want to run to the dollar store- cause you know they’d have some ugly chargers that need revamped!! Thanks for hosting friends!
    xo Becca