I started off with a Dollar Tree silver colored platter. Ain't she purdy?
Originally, I planned on keeping the edges silver, buuuuuut, why not have a little fun and add a little color?
I just spray painted the platter, focusing on the edges/border. I didn't tape off the center for this step since I'd be adding black chalkboard paint later.
After about three light coats of aqua, I let her dry overnight to be sure I wouldn't ruin the border paint by adding tape. I used 2" masking tape to cover the border and protect my pretty turquoise framing.
I found that a few smaller pieces of masking tape worked best around the corners to achieve a nice rounded edge.
Important: It's definately best to do 5-6 light coats of the chalk paint. You only need to wait a couple minutes between coats, too, which is great for us instant gratification folks. :)
And here I thought I went overboard with all that tape. Turns out spray paint kinda gets in all the nooks and crannies. Go figure.
Not to worry. I was excited to take the final photos, but I'll be spraying a little aqua paint into a paper cup and using a small art brush to touch up that sneeky chalk paint.
Cute for the kitchen, don'tcha think?
Little birdy wanted to help keep watch over the chalk. Such a good boy.
There you have it! Nothing super mind altering or life changing, but totally fun and frugal! I have a feeling that it won't stay in the kitchen for long. My two year old daughter is already eyeing this baby...
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