I'm back today to share another quick, inexpensive and reusable decor idea!
If any of you have seen my Etsy shop, you know that I love me some chalkboard paint! In fact, I enjoy the flexibility of chalkboard paint so much, that I've constantly been thinking of different ways to use it! Back in December, Target had a 2 pack of red plate chargers in their $1 aisle, so I grabbed them, not really knowing what to do with them, but knowing that I'd be a fool to pass them up. Surely I could come up with something!
I had also purchases some chalkboard paint by Martha Stewart. For my signs I use Krylon's Chalkboard Spray Paint, and since I had them both on hand, I decided to do a comparison between the two.
"In this corner, we have the queen of DIY, Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint...!"
Next, I tried the Krylon Chalkboard paint. I took it outside and spray painted it. I gave it 2 coats with about a 1/2 hour in between coats. I couldn't actually find a re-coating time on the canister, so I just guessed by looking at the paint as it was drying.
All in all, I like the Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint more than the Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint. It just had more pros. I'm sure that there's times that you'd want a chalkboard paint that you can apply more precisely with a brush than a spray can, but if your project could use either, I'd go with the Krylon.
Here's what I used my platter's for at the shower...
The chalkboard sign said, "Please grab a bag and fill with lots of goodies - Thank you!"
I'll keep the signs and just change the saying's for the different seasons. You can stand them up in plate stands all over the house.
That's it for today! I'll see you tomorrow to share my favorite shower decor!