I can’t tell you how frequently people are surprised by my crafty side. It makes me laugh when people are shocked that I have made something… it makes me feel a little bit like I have an alter ego or something. Like most people, I’m a professional at work and I’m somebody else at home – a partner, a homemaker, a cook, an eater, a bum. Therefore, most of my coworkers and former classmates have never really met craftybridge. Of course, writing a blog about my creative side bridges the gap between my two just a bit haha.
This project showcases the alter ego of slate tiles… making slate tiles into chic cheese boards with a chalkboard accent! Dirt cheap and super simple, this craft will make you just as giddy as I was when I made it…
Slate Cheese Board
What You Will Need:
- Slate Tile(s) - $1.69 at Home Depot (12x12”)
- Chalkboard Paint
- Silicone Caulking
Step 1: Scrub the Dickens out of that tile. It came from Home Depot. Soap and Water. Scrub – a –dub – dub.
Step 2: Once the tile is dry, paint one layer of chalkboard paint onto a section of the tile.
Step 3: Paint another coat of chalkboard paint once the first coat is dry.
Step 4: Once the paint is dry, flip the tile over. Pipe silicone around the edges and in consecutive squares towards the middle of the tile (see picture). This will protect any counters or tables that the tile is placed on. Let dry according to package instructions.
Add a piece of chalk and throw yourself a wine and cheese party. You rock.
Please note: handwash only
Would make an amazing gift! Maybe even pair two together? Let me know how yours turns out!!
Cheers, Bridget XOXO