[Something you may want to avoid as you prep your table for Thanksgiving dinner.]
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What I Did: I fell in love with these chalkboard placemats right away, but the cost kept me from buying them for our Thanksgiving table decor. I just knew I could make my own for less! And I did … kind of. I looked into using art board, which would have been perfect for the project, but since we were having 18 people for dinner, I went the cheap route and bought canvas boards and spray painted them with chalkboard paint.
What Went Wrong: The result was definitely not what I had hoped! The rough texture of the canvas kept the boards from wiping completely clean after they’d been prepped (by rubbing chalk across the surface). It was more of a grey color. Most of the guests couldn’t even tell they were supposed to be chalkboards!