Mar 12, 2013

DIY: Chalkboard Menu

To say that chalkboards are everywhere may be an understatement, but they are! I believe they made their debut with Pinterest and have since flooded the www and our lives.

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 So in order to stay in with the "in" crowd I jumped on board. Mine started as most..an ugly old picture with a pretty frame. I taped off the frame and sprayed it with chalkboard paint. I ended up with something like this...


Now my frame had metal rings on the back and since I had plan to hang this flush with my fridge I had to remove those. I hung the board with command velcro strips. I chose the strips that can hold up to 9 pounds.


Once I had the board on my fridge I cleaned it up and added some vinyl from my Silhouette Portrait machine.


Once I had the days of the week and "Menu" vinyls on I got to work on writing my meal plan for the week. Once again I used my handy dandy chalkboard pen.



This was really easy to do and since I had all the stuff on hand it was pretty much free!
Here is a run down on the materials again:
  • large picture w/frame
  • chalkboard paint
  • vinyls/stickers
  • chalk
Now my family will stop asking me what we are having for dinner and I'll actually keep up with what we are having for dinner. Win and win. I love visual reminders. 

Have you used chalkboard paint? What are some neat projects I can use chalkboard paint on, other than the obvious ones?
 

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    1. Thanks Kayla! It really is working out great so far!

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  2. It's so fun idea Stephanie. We can use this chalkboard for many purposes, such as write the menu, notes or use as a inspiration board. Thanks.

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  3. I did a similar chalkboard contact paper, and put it up on my fridge. It is super helpful...on the weeks I remember to use it.

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  4. Oh these are extremely helpful around the house! We also have a couple of these in our kitchen and living area. Really great especially when you have kids around who ALWAYS forget something.

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