DIY Chalkboard Chargers

Step by Step Chalkboard Charger Plates - Pocketful of Posies

Hi Everybody!

Today I am back with one of many follow up posts to my Thrifted Fall Table.  Today I will be showing you how I turned some inexpensive thrifted chargers into these beautiful Chalkboard Chargers.

While I was out on one of my recent thrift store shopping excursions I came across a stack of gold chargers when inspiration suddenly struck!  They would look great on my fall table as mini chalkboards!  It was the perfect design solution because they could be used as easy and practical name cards or to add a little quotable inspiration to the table.  Plus they are easy to store and better yet the whole project only cost me $2! Since all of my supplies were left overs from other projects.

This is what they looked like when I brought them home.  Not too bad, but they definitely lacked some personality.  To prep them for paint, I gave them a light sand with a 220 grit sand paper (affiliate) and then applied a coat of Rust-Oleum Liquid sander/deglosser (affiliate).  Since the chargers were plastic this will help to give them as solid base to adhere to.

Since chalkboard paint is not specifically designed for plastics I primed my chargers with a coat of plastic friendly paint.   There was no particular reason for color other than it was simply what I had on hand.

To finish up my Chalkboard Chargers I sprayed them with two light coats of Rust-Oleum Spray Chalkboard Paint (affiliate).  After they dried for 24 hours the only thing left to do was to decorate them!

To help me plan out my graphics and fonts I used a few of my favorite pins from some of my favorite bloggers for inspiration.  To see these pins and all of my fall decorating inspiration check out my It’s All About Fall Pinterest Board!

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My new chargers are the perfect backdrop for my Fall Table and I especially love all the quotable inspiration! 

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I couldn’t be happier with the way this spur of the moment project turned out!  It was just what my table needed to come together!  What item brings your table together?  I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

Disclaimer:  These chargers were not made over using food safe paint, nor should they be used to serve food.  As all chargers, they are intended for decoration only.  This page and post contains affiliate links and pay per click advertising.  You will not be charge for any of these things.  They exist simply to continue to bring you great DIY projects.  For a full list of disclosures please visit our policy page.

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22 thoughts on “DIY Chalkboard Chargers

  1. CAT!!!!! This is so stunning! I love the colors used and thrifted, homemade decor. Oh my goodness… beautiful. PINNING and Sharing!

  2. Oh my goodness! I love theses. Saw them on HomeTalk, I’m pinning them and now looking for cheap chargers! Great idea.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Cecilia! I’m so glad these have inspired you to make your own! I’d love to see how they turn out!


  3. I actually thrifted a bunch of those same chargers to bring our Thanksgiving table together last year..I think I had 35 people! I love how you transformed them with chalkboard paint. I might just have to try this. Did you use paint markers for the wording? Thanks for sharing and linking up to Friday Favorites! I’m going to feature you this coming Friday!!

  4. This is such a good idea! I am doing this one for sure, thank you for sharing! I adore your tablescape, gorgeous!

  5. Hi, Cat ~ These look beautiful! I’ve been checking my thrift store regularly, because I want to make over some chargers very badly. :0) So far, no luck. But I’m going to keep checking – especially after seeing these gorgeous makeovers. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! See you on Sunday!

  6. These chargers look great, Cat. Adding the quotes around the rims of each one is the perfect touch. I love a good thrift store makeover! Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday. Your lovely chargers will be one of our features at tomorrow’s party.

  7. Cat, those chalk paint charges are such a great idea! How cool that you can change them seasonally and they are pretty too:).

  8. I love chalkboard …. pretty much everything…lol.

    These turned out awesome!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  9. Cat, these are awesome! Love anything chalkboard and these are no exception. What a great idea to use them for various occasions! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! This is going to be my feature this week and will be sharing on my social media! 🙂 Hope to see you again Sunday night!

  10. What a creative use of chalkboard paint!! I’d love if you shared this at the Create with Me link party! I’m featuring chalkboard projects this month at Love Create Celebrate 🙂

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