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Alisa Lewis Event Design is going to show us how she made these metallic chalkboard table numbers from this tablescape she created. There’s nothing that couldn’t use a bit of gold metallic chalk paint, and I already have a list of things at home just for this. Thanks so much to Urban Rose Photo for these images!

metallic chalkboard paint


  • simple wood boxes (we found ours in the Target Dollar section)
  • white paint or any coordinating paint
  • gold acrylic paint (we used gold but any color will work)
  • plaster
  • medium paint brush or sponge brush
  • stencil of desired shape
  • chalk or chalk pen

diy gold chalk paint

diy gold chalk paint

diy gold chalk paintdiy gold chalk paint


  • mix 2 parts plaster to 1 part paint in a bowl or container
  • use a stencil to trace the desired shape of the chalkboard you want onto your box or container
  • use a medium paint brush to paint the chalkboard paint inside your stencil
  • let the chalkboard paint dry as you paint the rest
  • after they have dried you now have a chalkboard on your box or container

diy gold chalk paint

  • I love this idea – how simple and easy to do! I know a lot of people who’d love it too!

  • Annessa

    Should the recipe be two parts paint to one part plaster? As written (for me at least) I couldn’t get it to mix – the paint almost seized up. Added more paint and it seemed to work ok. Other recipes I’ve tried suggest dissolving the plaster in water before adding the paint, so I was excited to try this version. Thanks for the tutorial – your planters look fabulous!