Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chalkboard Menu

Since I've been home on maternity leave I've been tackling projects I have procrastinated on for years. For example, I just finished my college scrapbook. Yep, 11 years later! Besides finishing up scrapbooks (all during naptime of course if naptimes happens...that's another story) I decided to make a chalkboard. And I am in the process of painting chalk labels on my glass jars that hold flour, sugar etc. Below is the chalkboard I made.

How To:
1.  I bought an 8x10 picture frame I found on sale at Target. 
2.  I purchased black chalkboard paint from Home Depot.  It's on the paint aisle and I couldn't find it so I just asked the paint guy to show me where it was.  I also purchased a small paintbrush with bristles but it might have been better to just buy a sponge brush.
3.  At home I took apart the picture frame and laid the glass on some newspaper.  Then I just painted the glass that came with the frame in even strokes with the brush. I only needed to paint one side. Up close you can see the lines the brush made so the sponge brush might have made this smoother.
4.  Reassemble the glass and frame and hang wherever you want.  This kind of simple crafting I can do!

Korey is helping Hunter to test out the chalkboard by writing his name on it. I love how Hunter is looking at Korey in this pic.

By the way Korey isn't left handed so that's why it's scratchy. If anyone is curious about the cereal in the background it's Honeynut Cheerios (hers) and Cap'n Crunch (his). On another side note the Paris sign is not from Paris. I haven't been yet but my kitchen happens to have Paris pics in it. I hope I'll get to see the city in person one day!

Yay! It's his name. He's ready for Harvard.

We did it Dad!

Korey has decided in addition to it being a menu board it's also a menu request board. The first item he has written on it is some stuffed mushrooms he tasted at a party we went to, recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman. He loves mushrooms. Me, I can live without them.

1 comment:

brandonandmandycox said...

So you know... those pioneer stuffed mushrooms really are delicious! I made them for my sister's baby shower and could have eaten all of them myself... yummy! :)