January is boring to me.
I don't ski or ice skate. Besides, this winter has not really afforded the weather to do those things anyway. At least when there is snow, the landscape is white and pretty and you can get some nice pictures if you go out for a walk. But now, everything is grey, it's like the longest spring ever. Not that I'm complaining, I'm just bored.
So, I have nothing to do but go out and shop and go to estate sales.
In my travels last Friday, I spotted some small platters but they were very beat up so I passed them up. Friday night I was looking through an old Pottery Barn catalog and spotted some platters that were painted like chalk boards. So, Saturday, I went back and bought the platters and began this project.
I bought four of them, but I only painted three.
I taped off the whole area, then cut away everything that didn't look like a chalkboard. :)
I put an enamel undercoater on them to help the paint adhere to the china.
Then I put on three coats of chalkboard paint.
The end result!
I think they came out cute, but I think if they were bigger they would be better. Only problem is, if I find a big platter like these, I probably will want to use it for it's intended purpose. Hopefully I will get these into my etsy shop, but I'm having some confidence/knowledge issues with the shop right now. Hopefully I will overcome the problems soon.
Hope you have a nice day.
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