DIY make it yourself: chalkboard signs with bling

DIY silver plate chalkboard with bling
(I updated an old post from January 2014 )

DIY Make it Yourself Chalk Board Tray With Bling

When I originally wrote this post three years ago, I was hoping the chalkboard trend wouldn’t die down anytime soon!  Chalkboard paint is great for sticking to surfaces it shouldn’t: glass, ceramic, silver platters, etc.  I haven’t gone crazy and chalk painted my fridge Since writing this post I HAVE painted our fridge with chalk paint; it was old, ugly, and in desperate need of help. Our regridgerator chalk board is fun for writing notes back and forth, and reminders (Just remember to erase the naughty notes before anyone comes to visit).

A Two good tips when making chalkboards: the can of paint works much better than the spray on chalkboard paint. It may seem like a time saver, but it really doesn’t look right and now you have to go buy the can of paint and re-do the dang thing over. Second tip, don’t worry about the chalk paint going on smooth and perfect. You can use a fine grit sand paper and sand any bumpy mistakes off. Oh, and if you make a chalkboard using a silver plate tray that has engravings, you can put a layer of that putty stuff to cover the engraving.

Chalkboard Ideas: Pick up used frames at the thrift store and apply chalkboard paint right on the glass!  They turn out great. Silver plate trays, refridgerator, closet door in an office. Even if the idea of chalkboard paint dies down, I think I’ll keep painting away.

DIY Make it Yourself Chalk Board Tray With Bling. Use putty if the silver plate tray has an engraved design.

Use putty if the silver plate tray has an engraved design.

You will need to apply several coats of the chalkboard paint - be sure to let dry in between coats.

You will need to apply several coats of the chalkboard paint – be sure to let dry in between coats.

DIY Make it Yourself Chalk Board Tray With Bling. The best glue for adding the string of rhinestones to my chalkboard tray was super glue.

The best glue for adding the string of rhinestones to my chalkboard tray was super glue.

DIY Make it Yourself Chalk Board Tray With Bling.

“Season” your chalkboard by covering completely with chalk and earasing off.

Tah Dah! DIY Make it Yourself Chalk Board Tray With Bling

Tah Dah! DIY Make it Yourself Chalk Board Tray With Bling

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