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DIY Cheese Platter

With the festive season just around the corner, here's an easy and affordable way to make your own table accessories, like this cheese platter. We used chalkboard paint for the cheese platter and wine glasses.



Laminated pine shelving cut to size

Rust-Oleum or Spraymate Chalkboard spray paint, black

Modo enamel paint, white

Modo chalkboard paint, black

Paintbrushes, 2cm & 5cm

Painter's tape

Drill/Driver plus 4mm drill bit

Countersink bit

2 Handles and screws

Tape measure and pencil

Buy everything you need for this project at Builders Warehouse.


1. Use the thin paintbrush to paint the sides of the pine board. Apply two coats of white enamel, allowing sufficient time for the paint to dry between coats.

2. Apply painter's tape along the pine board to mask off the sides of the shelf. Paint inside the tape with two coats of chalkboard paint, allowing the paint dry between coats.

3. Measure and mark where you want to mount the handles. Use a 4mm bit to drill holes for the screws. On the reverse side drill countersink holes so that the screws will be out of the way.

4. Attach your choice of handles with the supplied screws.

5. Mask off the stem of the wine glass with painter's tape - about 2cm from the base. Wrap the rest of the glass with newspaper or cover with a plastic bag. Spray the foot of the wine glass with Rust-Oleum or Spraymate Chalkboard Paint. Once dry, use chalk to personalise the wine glasses. Note that this paint is not permanent and will eventually wash off.


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