Monday, September 24, 2012

Chalkboard Menu

We had this wall area in our kitchen that had been sad and lonely since we moved in.  I had been looking for an excuse to create a chalkboard, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.  I also wanted to make or buy some type of weekly menu to help me stay on track with planning out our family meals.

So, the hunt was on for a long, narrow mirror or picture to fit on the wall. 
I found this at Goodwill for $4.99.  Sorry to the artist who painted these lovely dogs...I covered them with black goop.  The chalkboard paint actually works on glass.

Look how thick this stuff is.

The directions say to paint two coats, so here is what the first layer looked like.
I really should have taken the glass out of the frame to paint this coat, but my little Bug was asleep I was racing against his naptime.
I decided to paint the frame with a blue, green, and white mixture.
I used this sparkly blue to add a little bling to the color.
I didn't completely mix the color so that I could get some white and green streaks on the frame.  I love the color combo against the black chalkboard.
I had a LOT of extra paint, so I grabbed this pot and had some unplanned fun making it look a little less bland terra cotta-ish.


Okay, back to the main project.
Here is how the chalkboard looked with the second coat. is the final product!

That is chalk!  It's a chalk marker that I found at Jo-Ann's.  I love it!  They have lots of different colors, but I only got a blue and white one.

This project reminded me of how much I love painting, and it only took me two baby naptimes to complete!
Creating a chalkboard-Check!
Finding something to hang on the wall-Check!
Having a menu to plan weekly meals-Check!

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