DIY Matte Hammered Charger Plates for the Holidays

       I found these chargers on sale for a pack of 6
but the only color available was gold. 

Gold metallic charger plate

They were great but I'm not a big fan of gold. 

As a matter of fact there is not a gold thing in this whole house. 

Not a gold knob, gold jewelry, no gold!! 

So I decided then and there to paint them. 

Matte Hammered spray paint

I am however, a huge fan of black and white so hammered black it is. 

My dishes are white so this color will be perfect... and it will be slightly textured. 

I started out by laying them out on a large piece of cardboard on the lawn. 

Charger plates put side by side on cardboard

Just a note... You may notice that it is fall right now and there are tons of leaves... not the best place or time to be spray painting. 

I was lucky... when I ran out of paint half way through and had to go get more, there were still no leaves on my plates. 

Spray painting Charger Plates

Very luckily!

Black Hammered Charger Plates

These chargers were looking pretty darn good already!

Black Charger Plates on a picnic table

When they were almost dry I brought the chargers inside so nothing would happen to them until they were completely dry. 

Black Charger Plates lined up on a bench

The next step is to try them out with my dishes so they will be all ready for Thanksgiving dinner.  

white plate and black charger with orange buffalo check napkin

Place setting at Thanksgiving dinner

Table set for Thanksgiving

I'm thinking they're gonna look great for Christmas too!

Place setting with Christmas plate

I'm thinking to make chargers in more colors, 

I always love a good DIY and the price was right up my alley!

charger plate pin

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  1. They look great! 2 questions: 1. Did you leave the backs gold (don't see why not, but just wondered), and 2. Don't they have a little spray paint odor?

    1. I painted both sides of the chargers and nope, no odor.

  2. They turned out great! 2 questions: How many coats of paint did it take & where did you get your round placemats?

    1. Hi! I gave them about 2 coats of spray paint and the placemats came from here . It is my affiliate amazon link :)

  3. Looks great!! 2 questions how many chargers did one can of spray paint do? and when you put a plate with hot food on the charger does the plate stick to the charger at all. I've had this problem with my semi gloss painted table.

    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I used 1 can, I had a little left in one can then bought a new one and didn't use the whole thing so I'd guess a little less than one can did all of these. I've used the chargers about 5 times now for holidays and they are still perfect. I didn't have any problem with hot plates though maybe the plate was not hot, only the food? I hope that helps :)

  4. I love these! Great idea. I see sale chargers all the time in wacky colors. Now I won't pass them by...

  5. I have a set of the gold chargers and the silver chargers. I should paint one set, thanks for the idea, I'm thinking on it now.

  6. These look really pretty in your table setting. I'm not a big fan of gold but I do love the hammered paints.

  7. They came out so pretty. I never use chargers but I see them all over the place. Maybe I'll try this cause I also see those sales all the time. What did you do with the underneath part. The natural straw placemats, did you paint them white to get that look?


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