Thursday, May 1, 2014

Chalkboard Centerpiece

          It has been complete crazy town around here the last couple weeks! I am so glad to be finally sitting down writing this out! It means a few minutes of quiet (if I'm lucky).
          One of my favorite times of year is spring! Soooo I thought our kitchen table could use some quick and easy sprucing up. I found the plans for this cute little wooden centerpiece HERE. It was originally designed to be a chalkboard serving tray but it fit my decor better to use it as a table centerpiece. I did use chalkboard paint for the middle just in case I wanted to use it as a serving tray someday. Or to write some cute little seasonal word or phrase on it!

Materials Needed:
1-2x8x8 Douglas fir cut @ 22" long (or whatever fits your table best)
2-drawer handles
White spray paint
Chalkboard paint

          I started out with the cut of Douglas fir at 22", then spray painted the whole thing white. It took about three coats to fully cover. Next I used painters blue tape to tape off the edges all the way around the board. I painted 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint in the middle and waited for it to dry! Lastly, I attached the handles to both ends and voila its done! Ready for however you want to decorate it! Change it with the seasons, for parties, with flowers, candles, or whatever you want! I used three mason jars and spray painted them with a metallic silver. I slipped a beautiful hydrangea in each jar and I'm in love! Enjoy!

                       xoxo,
                               Katie

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