Since I am unfortunately unable to create the ultra coveted chalkboard wall in my rental apartment, I settled for this much smaller DIY chalkboard platter inspired by Wit & Whistle and perfect for multiple entertaining purposes (think cheese and cookies!).First a quick note about this particular porcelain paint I used through the recommendation of Wit & Whistle: the company states they do not recommend using this specific paint for surfaces that come in contact with food. However, it is water based, non-toxic, and Dick Blick suggests using it to paint a dinner plate so I don’t see the harm in simply placing cookies or cheese on it but just wanted to divulge all the important information. :)
Steps to Take:
1. Make sure your platter is completely clean and dry. If desired, use painter’s tape to mask off the edges of the platter for clean, crisp lines, otherwise skip this step and freehand it.
2. Using a soft bristle brush, apply the paint in thin, even horizontal strokes. Allow the first coat to dry completely before applying the second coat. Immediately remove the painter’s tape carefully before the paint from the second coat dries to ensure the edges don’t peel up when removing. Let the second coat dry for 24 hours.
3. When the paint has dried for a full 24 hours, bake your platter following the instructions printed on the back of the paint bottle. If using the Pebeo Porcelaine Chalkboard Paint, preheat the oven to 300 degrees, bake 35 minutes, turn off the oven, leave the platter inside, and allow to cool to room temperature before removing. After baking, the platter will be dishwasher and microwavable safe!
Have you ever chalked something? I would love to see all your chalkboard paint projects! Upload a picture or link to my Facebook Page to share!
Pinspiration from Wit & Whistle