Chalkboard Chargers…..

Deeeeeeeeeeeepppp in the recesses of the

laundry room black hole storage space

have sat these 13 brass chargers for many years.

I’m not too fond of brass….it’s, well,

too brassy.

I have had these chargers for about 20 years

and many years ago used them quite a lot.

Last autumn when we did a huge cleanout

I almost put them in the yard sale pile;

but then I kept thinking of fun things I could

do with them. At first I thought of some fun

things to create with them for the etsy shop,

then I thought I would distress the rims,

paint the centers with chalkboard paint,

and use them for some fun gifts.

Then, I thought the whole charger would

be great as a chalkboard….still used as a charger.

So, that’s what I decided to do.

That was 6 months ago.

Last week they were still in the black hole storage.

BUT, when I saw my lovely Canadian friend Shannon,

of {aka}design, turn her lovely chargers into chalkboards…..

that put me in gear to get these things out and get on with it!

They were a bit dusty.

 

But I think they turned out great…and we are having so much fun with them!

 

 I love these antique silver spoons that we picked up

in an antique store in Gettysburg, PA.

They are my favorites….almost 100 years old.

 Here’s what you need:

Chalkboard spray paint

any kind of charger…metal or wood

Here’s how you do it:

1. Make sure chargers are clean and dust free {that took me a while!}

2. Lay them face down and lightly spray the backs

3. Once the backs are dry, turn them over and spray the fronts with 3 coats of paint.

4. Once they are dry let them cure for 24 hours before using them.

{You may want to store them with felt in between each one so the

paint does not get scratched off when stacking.}

These are so fun to use a place cards, special messages,

games at dinner, etc.

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Comments

  1. Jill Fritz says

    Those are so cool! Lovin’ the upcycle! Would love if you stopped by and linked up to the Pomp Party!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  2. says

    Wow! I love this idea! My friend and I often enter the county fair table setting contests and I just might have to borrow this marvelous idea. (And, of course, I just going to have to pin it!)

  3. says

    Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Your photo did not show up maybe you can post again this week if you’d like. Love your chargers.

    Jody

  4. says

    Hi Daune, LOVE these great chalkboard chargers! and the napkin rings made of flowerpots, adorable. I’ll be featuring this post tomorrow on VIF, thanks so much for linking up to the party!

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