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. This has got to be the coolest thing that I have seen in a long time. Very creative and so fun and useful!

  2. You’re on a roll……. another cute idea!

    ~Bliss~

  3. What a great idea! Will have to try this!

  4. Great idea.Good thing you kept those.I love all the different sayings on all of them.
    Anne

  5. I saw this once before, somewhere and so want to do it too. I like how you have the option of decorating them for whatever occassion. Way to upcycle! Now, if I can just find some cheapies!

  6. I love this idea!!! Super cute for a dinner party, thanks for the idea.
    XO

  7. Love the chalkboard chargers!!! I would love for you to share it at my party going on now at Jillify It!

    Thanks!
    Jill
    http://www.jillifyit.com

  8. Love this idea!!!! Where’s my chalkboard paint???

  9. What a fantastic idea! They look lovely. Megan

  10. LOVE this idea!!

  11. 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.

  12. What a great idea! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing! Love the silverware too!

  13. Hi, I’m Jaime. I run a blog called The Dress-up Drawer and I was just passing through. Love your site!
    I have a great giveaway going on right now for a personalized platter from The Southern Belle Boutique and just thought it might interest you. Thanks for letting me say hi!

    http://thedressupdrawer.blogspot.com/2012/04/review-and-giveaway-southern-belle.html

  14. 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!)

  15. Oh I love your chargers, I have been using the chalkboard spray paint and love it, but never thought of spraying chargers. Love love it thanks!!!

  16. What a great idea! These would be cute for different holidays and decorated with colored chalk.
    Following on my way out.

  17. 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

  18. 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!

  19. Pinning it now! Totally brilliant, and I’m pretty sure I have a stack of autumn chargers that I use max once a year…

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

  20. Awesome!Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

  21. Found you through Charm of Home — what a great idea! I pinned this!

  22. What a great idea! Love it! Perfect for special occasions or just to brighten someone’s day. :) I featured you on my blog this week! Come check it out and grab a button if you like :) http://missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-favorite-things-thursday-and.html

  23. These are great, now I’m going to have to find some cheap chargers! Thanks!

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