Decorative Bunny Platter {Chalk Paint Makeover}

Decorative Bunny Platter {a chalk paint makeover} Dolen Diaries

Have an old ceramic platter that isn’t quite your style? Use some chalk paint and make it over just like I did to create my Decorative Bunny Platter!

Makeover an old platter with chalk paint! {Dolen Diaries}

On a recent trip to Hobby Lobby I came across this platter in the clearance bin for $2.00. The platter really wasn’t my style but I liked the overall shape. With a little chalk paint and a bunny stencil this platter could be just the ticket to add a little extra Spring flair to my hutch. Having only used chalk paint on wood (real & fake) I wanted to see if it would work as well on ceramics. Besides, if it was a total bust I was only out $2.00 and some time. No biggie, right!?!

Chalk Painted Platter {Dolen Diaries}

A few coats of pure white chalk paint and you couldn’t see the original design at all and I loved the texture the chalk paint gave the platter.

Bunny Stencil

Next, I cut out a bunny shape using my Cameo and used Charcoal chalk paint to fill in the bunny.

Decorative Bunny Platter Painted with Chalk Paint {Dolen Diaries}

I didn’t wax my finished platter because it’s a decorative bunny platter only. I will not be using it to hold anything so I wasn’t worried about the finish getting ruined. If I was going to use this platter to hold other decorative items I would definitely seal it with wax.

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I love the way it turned out and am pretty pleased that I was able to add a little festive Spring flair to my hutch for a mere $2.00! Win, win!

What things have you made (or want to make) over with chalk paint?

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spring decor: chalk painted ball mason jars and painted wooden tags

chalk painted mason jars with painted wooden tags. Important dates are on the tags. {Dolen Diaries}

Even though the weather isn’t quite cooperating, I’m ready for spring! There is something so sweet about spring and this year I want my spring décor to reflect the sweet side of spring. Today, I’m sharing my Spring Chalk Painted Mason Jars and Wooden Tags.

To make my spring chalk painted mason jars, I used  two coats of pure white chalk paint. Once the paint was dry I scuffed off a little of the paint with a high grit sandpaper to give them a distressed look. Nothing says spring like soft yellow (baby chicks and ducklings anyone?) so I used Martha’s craft paint in Jonquil on my wooden tags. After the yellow dried, I mixed together a charcoal grey to paint 05.01, 12.12, & 01.05 on the tags. Those are my boys’ birthdays and there is nothing sweeter than my boys.

I attached the tags to my jars with some blue and white bakers twine.

I adore daisies! They are perfectly sweet for spring! These little jars make me smile every time I look at them.

How are you decorating for spring this year? With brights, sweet soft pastels like me, or something totally different?

Looking for more inspiration pop over to my friend Ariean’s at One Krieger Chick to see what she did with her mason jars!

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