Painted Cheese Platter {with Chalkboard Coating}

I have the cutest painted cheese platter to share with you today.  But it’s not your average cheese platter … the surface can be written on with chalk!  
painted cheese platter with chalkboard coating

This project started with a thrifted wooden cheese plate with a glass dome.  It was a total steal at $1.98!  I loved the shape and size of it but didn’t like the dated wooden base.  It was screaming for a little makeover!
painted cheese platter with chalkboard coating
To transform my little cheese platter, I used DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Desert Turquoise and DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating {my favorite product!}.

I painted the wooden base turquoise then covered it in the chalkboard coating …

painted cheese platter with chalkboard coating
… turning it into a turquoise chalkboard surface!  Isn’t that fun?

painted cheese platter with chalkboard coating

Just a note: the paint isn’t food-safe so I placed the cheese on a circle of parchment paper before placing it on the painted plate.

painted cheese platter with chalkboard coating

Not bad for $1.98 plus a bit of paint, huh?  I love the way it turned out.  Perfect for the next wine and cheese night!

painted cheese platter with chalkboard coating
To see other projects I’ve made with DecoArt Chalkboard Coating, click the links below:

DecoArt provided the products used in this project but I didn’t receive any further compensation.  All opinions are my own.


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I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.


  1. I have GOT to get some of this!!! I loved it last time you shared and forgot to pick some up – not I simply MUST GET SOME!! Thanks for sharing again – this stuff looks awesome!!! ~Hugs, Jennifer

  2. Love it!

  3. Love it. Yesterday I was seeing a post of Cheese Buffets and today your lovely platter… Which is perfect and the color fun.
    Well done.

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  5. I’m so glad you did the side view, because I thought it was a hamburger without a bun and couldn’t figure out what the words had to with it. I don’t get out much :) Love the plate, so cute!

  6. Love it! I WANT that paint!

  7. Love this idea!

  8. I love this ~ I had no idea there was such a thing as clear chalkboard coating. I am definitely going to be buying some.

  9. This is just the smartest idea ever!! Your pictures are gorgeous too my friend! Hope you have an amazing week!

    Take care,


  10. I’m stuck on the toffee cheese. Seriously?!

  11. I love the chalkboard cheese plate! Perfect for entertaining in an rustic but elegant style. I am sitting here trying to think about how to make one big enough to fit all my favorite cheeses!

  12. Never knew of this product…love this idea.

  13. Thank you so much for linking up this cute cheese server! We loved it so much we featured it on our blog today {live at 2:30}.


  14. This is fabulous! I have never seen clear chalkboard coating, love it! Thank you so much for linking up your creative ideas this week at the Pretty Things party at twelveOeight! Hope to see you again tonight for another great party :)

    xo, Tanya

  15. Thank for linking up at the Make Bake Create party! I just wanted to let you know, you have been featured!

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