After seeing something similar in a Pottery Barn catalog well over a year ago, I have been biding my time and keeping my eyes open while at thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales for the perfect platter. I found this lovely large silver plated platter at North Country Neighbors in downtown Potsdam for only $10!
The platter was tarnished when I got it, but all it took was a little elbow grease with a polishing cloth and now it shines! All I did was paint a layer of white paint as a base in the center of the platter and then 3 layers of chalkboard paint. Then I glued a long piece of beautiful red rose scrap fabric, with super strong permanent glue and as of this morning it was still hanging on the wall!