DIY Chalkboard Chargers

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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!

chalkboard chargers after with plates DIY Chalkboard Chargers

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?!}.

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

chalkboard chargers painted DIY Chalkboard Chargers

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}.

chalkboard charger chalk prepping DIY Chalkboard Chargers

chalkboard charger prepped DIY Chalkboard Chargers

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

chalkboard charger after DIY Chalkboard Chargers


chalkboard chargers with place setting after DIY Chalkboard Chargers


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!

  1. 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

  2. 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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