From this photo you can't tell that this platter is 21 1/2" in diameter. It's quite large. I found this primitive style resin platter at a local thrift shop recently. I used to be a huge fan of prim country, but lately I have lightened up my country style to be more in line with farmhouse style.
First, I base coated the platter with Rustoleum American Accents in Canyon Black. Just one coat. Then I brushed on two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen. I wet distressed the chalk paint with a terry rag. This way only the chalk paint comes off and not the black undercoat.
I decided to stencil the platter with the Lunch Fresh n' Hot Stencil from Old Sign Stencils. I used the arrow from the Winter Graphics Stencil under the Lunch stencil. I pounced on the lettering with a large natural bristle stencil brush and black craft paint.
I sealed my stencil and chalk paint with Varathane Matte Water Based Poly. I then drilled two holes at near the top of the platter and pulled through a torn strip of unbleached, coarse weave muslin for hanging.
There are lots of upcycling opportunities to be found at the thrift shop!