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.

 So in order to stay in with the "in" crowd I jumped on board. Mine started as 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?


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

  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.

  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.

  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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