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Fancy Frugal Life: DIY Chalkboard Wedding Plate

Saturday, April 9, 2011

DIY Chalkboard Wedding Plate

I am attending a wedding next month and wanted to try out chalkboard spray paint so when I found a cute cream colored dish at Goodwill for $2.99 I knew this was my next project for a gift! Hooray for wedding season. I just love these happy occasions.

my plate had a gray line around it so after a lot of taping we were ready to rock the spray paint.

I did two coats and let it dry 24 hrs. That's it!

And in case you haven't seen the Pottery Barn version (no longer available) they were pretty pricey at $99 for 2.

This was super easy and even my hubby was impressed at how great this looks in our kitchen, so guess what? We are keeping this! LOL Do you ever make something you love too much to give away? Don't worry now I have an excuse to make another :)

P.S I scored that cool looking vase to put my cooking spoons in at Goodwill for $3.99...love it!

How cute would this be displayed on a wedding table?!

Speaking of weddings.....My cute brother is newly engaged to his fiance and we are in the very beginning stages of wedding planning for spring 2012. I say we because they asked me to help with a fancy frugal wedding! Awesome! I am beyond excited :)

My soon to be SIL and I have been swooning over this simple yet classy vintage outdoor wedding using yellow, gray and green spring colors.

I love the idea of using a typewriter for notes to the couple!

Image from Hello To Hitched

Look at all these neat birdcages! Ahhh lovebirds :)

Old suitcases and letters would also fit great!

Here's to new love and weddings!

P.S. Let me know if you have any frugal tips and know of any budget friendly places for this type of outdoor wedding in the Phoenix area. Thanks,



Linking to:

The Girl Creative




Get Your Craft On Tuesday


Tuesday To Do Party

The Pink Postcard

Wow us Wed on Savvy Southern Style

All Things Heart and Home

Transformation Thursday


Catch a Glimpse Button

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Renne's Joy Journey-Party In Paris

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Running with Glitter

504 MainPhotobucket

Momspiration Monday @ Moms By Heart


At April 10, 2011 at 6:38 AM , Blogger LBB said...

I just love chalk board paint! I have never used the spray kind though. That plate turned out great!

At April 10, 2011 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Another fabulous idea! Love it :)

At April 10, 2011 at 2:39 PM , Blogger Connie the crafterbug said...

Great job as usual!

At April 10, 2011 at 5:57 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

Seriously. Love. I have been looking for a fabulous plate with which to do the same thing! Thanks for sharing! :)

At April 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM , Blogger MamaMonki said...

Love the plate idea. I'd never have thought of that! Definitely going to give it a try.

Depending on how big a wedding their planning I went to one last summer that was pretty small and the bride had requested that everyone bring a covered dish. They had fried chicken and all cake and all the yummies their guests brought. Since it was close friends and family no one was offended and it really made the wedding feel very special.

At April 10, 2011 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Alaina said...

This is the cutest idea for a wedding gift or even house-warming! Thanks for sharing!


At April 10, 2011 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Designed by Chance said...

Wedding planning is so much fun. I found you on the blog party. My best tip for wedding planning is to make a budget and stick to it. My husband and I came under budget because of that. Also, watch the guest list. I love this plate, I may try it myself.

At April 10, 2011 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Terri said...

Great frugal tips! I love the plate chalk board. It looks so good!

At April 11, 2011 at 1:59 AM , Blogger Natalia Lynn said...

Super cute! I am visiting from Creative Blogger's party and hop. I love this idea, and what a cute wedding gift!

At April 11, 2011 at 4:17 AM , Blogger ♥ Miss Tea said...

your post is so inspiring! i got to try this soon!! congrats on your brother engagement, how exciting! I'm your newest follower :)

I hopped from TypeAdecorating bloggers Party :)

Susan at http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

At April 11, 2011 at 11:07 AM , Blogger Jan Messali said...

Your plate is so much cuter than the one from Pottery Barn. Great job!

At April 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

How cute is your chalkboard plate! And definitely a thrifty project! Thanks for a wonderful idea!
~Cindy :o}

At April 11, 2011 at 4:01 PM , Blogger Kristi said...

This is adorable and so simple! Love it!

At April 11, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Tammy said...

What a great Idea! Thanks. Your newest follower...hope you can visit me sometime soon!

At April 12, 2011 at 2:41 PM , Blogger Jami said...

Sweet, sweet plate! I hope you'll stop by the Tuesday To Do party and share it!



At April 12, 2011 at 5:50 PM , Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Very cute!

At April 12, 2011 at 5:54 PM , Blogger Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh, this is cute! I have chalkboard paint and have yet to use it.

At April 12, 2011 at 6:15 PM , Blogger Diane said...

I don't blame you for keeping it. The good thing about Goodwill is that there are plenty of plates, so it will be easy to recreate this for your friends.

Congrats to your brother and his future bride!

At April 12, 2011 at 7:36 PM , Blogger Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, LInda! I just LOVE this project. It came out perfectly! Wonderful. I am trying this.
Happinss to ther bride and groom!

At April 12, 2011 at 8:19 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

What a fantastic idea! I need to try some chalkboard paint.

At April 12, 2011 at 8:48 PM , Blogger Jodie said...


Love this, Adorable! And, the type-writter idea is genius!

Thank you for the sweet comment and for the follow!

Warm Wishes,

At April 12, 2011 at 9:47 PM , Blogger SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

A wedding is a very special time. I love the plate! Great job! Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

At April 13, 2011 at 3:32 AM , Blogger Lori said...

So great, I have loved using the chalkboard paint and have used on GW silver trays. Didn't think of pottery. Noticed your mashed potato utensil, check out my current post and how I used one. Your photo's are better than mine, much better.

At April 13, 2011 at 3:33 AM , Blogger Lori said...

Saw you at Kim's party , Wow.

At April 13, 2011 at 4:44 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Such a fabulous idea ~ love it!! Have a great day ~ Heidi

At April 13, 2011 at 8:27 AM , Blogger Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...

Love this!

Hey I just realized I'm your 200th follower! Yeah!! Congrats on 200 followers!

At April 13, 2011 at 10:24 AM , Blogger Rachel said...

I am a chalkboard paint fan! And I love your affordable project :) Visiting from Wow us Wednesday!

At April 13, 2011 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Krystine Stephenson said...

Way cute! They looks so good!


At April 13, 2011 at 8:33 PM , Blogger Twins Crew said...

Lina, I love it...I have a wedding mext month and this is Awesome!! Miss ya!

At April 14, 2011 at 7:58 AM , Blogger Kindra-At Home With K said...

$99 for PB! Yikes! I love yours much better. :) And I would of kept it, too. LOL Congrats to your brother and future SIL! Thanks so much linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

At April 14, 2011 at 1:50 PM , Blogger Elaine said...

Absolutely darling project---I'd keep that one, too! Now you have me mulling over what color Fiesta would look best with chalkboard paint on it!

At April 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM , Blogger Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such an inspirational place to visit!

At April 14, 2011 at 4:54 PM , Blogger McChesney Moments said...

I LOVE your chalkboard plate!!! It is so cute! I think I'm going to be on the hunt for a platter on my next thrifting adventure. Yay!!! Thanks for sharing!

At April 15, 2011 at 6:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the chalk board plates. You're invited to my "Party in Paris" today. I hope you will stop over!

Blessings, Renee

At April 15, 2011 at 6:52 AM , Blogger Kindra-At Home With K said...

I featured your plate on my blog today. Come grab an "I'm Featured" button!

At April 15, 2011 at 1:15 PM , Blogger Carly said...

Thanks for posting my inspiration board, I'm glad that you guys like it!

PS- The chalkboard paint plate is really awesome, I'm going to share the idea on inspiring brides (with a link back of course!)

At April 15, 2011 at 3:09 PM , Blogger Sailing with bare feet said...

Super cute !!!

You can visit me here http://sailingwithbarefeet.blogspot.com/

At April 15, 2011 at 3:57 PM , Blogger Sommer said...

I love the chalkboard plates on the picture easle like this! It looks darling. Definitely a good choice on the plate, I believe it makes a diference. I hope you will share this at my VIP party today... http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-11.html

At April 16, 2011 at 4:49 AM , Blogger Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Great project! Good to know the spray chalkboard paint is a winner. Have fun with the wedding plans. :)
Heidi @ Show Some Decor {visiting from Tater Tots and Jello}

At April 16, 2011 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Love the plate! Makes me want to try chalkboard paint even more. And I love your utensil storage find too!

At April 16, 2011 at 12:03 PM , Blogger Kath said...

this is so sweet. i would have loved this as a wedding gift.


At April 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM , Blogger Susan said...

Love this idea!! I just did my very first chalboard project :)



At April 17, 2011 at 5:46 AM , Blogger Kerrie Lightfoot said...

LOVE this!!! Thank you so much for showing us how to do it. I'm glad I found your blog. I'm a new stalker, errrr, follower...

At April 17, 2011 at 7:54 PM , Blogger Lolly Jane said...

So cute & looks pretty easy to make- great tute! Would love for you to link this up :)

Lolly Jane

At April 18, 2011 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Debbiedoos said...

How sweet! I am doing another chalk board paint project as we speak, love that stuff. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

At April 18, 2011 at 2:26 PM , Blogger Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

I have got to try this idea. I have a large white platter that would be perfect to use chalkboard paint on. Yours turned out so well! Congratulations on the upcoming wedding in your family.... That's great news!

At April 18, 2011 at 2:47 PM , Blogger Kelly @ Run With Glitter said...

So Cute!
Love it and I'd love for you to join me @ the Glitter Link Party!

At April 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM , Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

This is adorable! Looks like you bought it this way!!

At April 19, 2011 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Noble Vintage said...

great idea! Love something affordable for the wedding season- it seems to come in waves for us! You should check out Hostess with the Mostess for some great ideas- it's a party website and they often feature gorgeous ideas for weddings and receptions. It's one of my faves. BTW, I love the photo with the Anthro letters J & D- my husband's and my initials! :) thanks for sharing this and your other fun links at Transformations and Treasures!

At April 19, 2011 at 9:40 AM , Blogger Angie said...

Oh Wow....I love that idea! I've seen the pricey plates before, but never thought of doing it myself. Love the Goodwill and Thrift Stores too. We can get so many cheap plates there.

I just had to become a follower too.

At April 23, 2011 at 10:25 AM , Blogger Kim said...

I love anything that can be turned into a chalkboard. Yours is awesome!
Such a delightful blog! Soooo happy to have found you. I'm here from Debbie's Newbie party to welcome you and I'm your newest follower. Pop over for a visit sometime and have a blessed Easter.

At May 19, 2011 at 6:23 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I love this idea. I would have never thought to use the chalkboard paint on a plate. I know what I am looking for on my next trip to Goodwill...maybe tomorrow! :-)

At June 6, 2011 at 6:00 AM , Blogger karenmed409 said...

Love the idea!!

At January 4, 2012 at 11:27 PM , Blogger kennady said...

It's a really nice to share information and pictures. The plate are looking awesome and attractive one. If any party planners finds difficulties, you may try the wedding planner iPad app and plan it easily.


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