Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chalkboard Plate

So, I can take NO credit for this idea. I saw it in Pottery Barn (2 platters for over $100) and thought that I could make that. It is not a new idea. I have seen chalkboard paint added to all sorts of serving dishes to make cute decor for your kitchen or walls.

Here is my finished product
This is all it took: A serving piece you like (I have also seen this done with a silver platter and it was so cute) , chalkboard paint, and a paint brush. I did not finish mine out with anything, so I will be interested to see how it holds up if I write on it a lot. The paint is not completely smooth because of the brush strokes, but it still looks really cute. If anyone has any tips I would love to hear them.
Speaking of Super Bowl Sunday, I never posted any pictures. We had our Sunday School class over to "watch" the game. Although, there was little watching. We had 25 adults and almost 15 kiddos (and more on the way!) It was lots of fun!

Ironically, our Sunday school leaders are moving to Little Rock in the near future to work for the Family Life Ministry. They are so sad about leaving Waco and their Baylor Bears behind, which we totally understand. But, we keep telling them how much fun they will have being in the SEC and in a state that LOVES and supports their Razorbacks! On one of my trips to Arkansas, I brought some Hog gear back for them! This is Brandon, the Barber's youngest. He lit up when we gave him his Razorback gifts! I think he is a little more excited about the Razorbacks than the rest of the family.
***These pictures are not very good. Flint forgot to turn the flash on.
Some of the ladies...
and some of the men...
and the some of the kids!

11 comments:

tara said...

how have i not seen that chalkpaint/plate idea?! :) i love your finished product!! i might be borrowing the idea. ;)
your friends kitchen is gorgeous!

tara said...

oh wait rebekah.... is that YOUR kitchen? if so, LOVE it!!!!

gtown1 said...

sO CUTE!
I'M GOING TO HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT IDEA. LOVE IT! :)
THANKS FOR SHARING.
EJW

Hattie said...

Love the plate idea! I've been thinking about painting a small wall in between my kitchen & laundry room with the chalkboard paint. Love that kitchen too, beautiful!

Lilly, Matt, and Sara said...

Great idea and finished product!! Glad you all are feeling better!

Rikki said...

I love the plate!!!! That's a really cute idea...even if you did steal it! ;)

Heather said...

Hi Rebekah! I found your blog through a friend's and noticed you were a hog fan!!! We are too! Come visit my blog sometime if you want a fellow Razorback friend! Your daughter is adorable!

Jennifer said...

Super cute idea! I love it on the white!

ABW said...

Very cute idea!

I also love the last picture with the Baylor jersey. Sic 'em bears!

Sally said...

what a super cute idea!!! love it love it!! where did you find the white plate?? and where do you find chalk paint?

miss you - it's been way too long!!!

Carrie said...

Hey Rebekah! Email me when you get a chance... you won one of the giveaways!

makinglemonadeblog at gmail dot com

Congrats!
~Carrie