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DIY Chalkboard Chargers

So – it’s finally SpRiNg!! And with spring comes Easter and with Easter comes family dinner {or brunch}. And since we’re hosting my family for Easter again this year {Yay! I love hosting!}, I thought it was time to do something with our tired old silver-toned chargers. But what?

I thought of papering them with vintage book pages. But that was an epic fail! That just looked like plates wrapped in newspaper – you know like when you pack them to move? Yeah. No.

Then I thought of painting them. Okay. And then I thought of painting them with chalkboard paint to make CHALKBOARD CHARGERS! Oh Yeah!

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DIY Chalkboard Chargers

When the weather was so nice a couple of weeks ago, I hauled all our chargers out to the driveway and spray painted them with Rust Oleum chalkboard spray paint. {Now our driveway looks like those fields with crop circles – anyone seen Rory Tate, Circle Researcher, lately?!}.

After leaving the chargers to dry, I brought them inside and let them cure for 24 hours.

Then I prepped them by rubbing chalk all over them and then gently wiping it off with a soft tea towel. {The Rust Oleum can instructions recommend using those felt chalk erasers, but I didn’t have one}.

Now our chargers are all ready for Easter and birthdays and Thanksgiving and…

Spring!

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What do you think of our DIY Chalkboard Chargers? Have you painted anything with chalkboard spray paint?

 

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Comments

  1. Catherine says

    Thanks for hosting!! I might have to try those chargers. Your mantel is gorgeous, too. Have a great weekend.

    • aka design says

      Happy Spring, Catherine! I hope your weather cooperates with spring soon – my kids were in their bathing suits having a water gun fight today. In Ontario. Canada!

  2. Margaret says

    Love this idea. My chargers are looking tired too. I want to thank you for introducing me to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a project you did last year? I attended her workshop in San Fransisco ( because of you) this past weekend and it has opened a whole new world.
    Love your work and your blog. Argaret

  3. Jen says

    I love it I love it I love it! So pretty and simple with your white dishes. Love what you can do with chalkboard paint!

    Nice work.
    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

    • aka design says

      I feel a Dr Suess rhyme coming on… oh the things you can do… with chalkboard paint!

  4. Becca says

    I love these! It makes want to run to the dollar store- cause you know they’d have some ugly chargers that need revamped!! Thanks for hosting friends!
    xo Becca

    • aka design says

      Oooh, I’ve never looked for chargers at the dollar store…Now my wheels are turning, Becca!

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