Thursday, March 10, 2011

What’s Cookin?

Here lately I have been seeing a lot of menu chalkboards in my blog hopping and knew it was something I wanted to do, especially with a Silly Whim (9) who asks everyday “Mom, What’s for Dinner?” Of course I would never buy something new so I had to be on the lookout for something thrifty that would fit the job. Well, this was the week!! I came across this old thing at Goodwill for $1.99 earlier this week!
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While it was cute, it would definitely not go with my kitchen! So I wiped it down and disassembled it like so:
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Next I primed:
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Then spray painted with Krylon’s Brushed Metallic Carmel Latte, yes it looks as good as it sounds!
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Now this next part I do not have pictures of however it was pretty simple. I took the chalk board to my craft room and found a scrapbook paper that I felt fit the bill. I used spray adhesive to attach the paper. Then using my cricut I cut the words “What’s Cookin?” I applied a layer of modge podge to the scrapbook paper and then positioned my words over it. Once that dried I added an additional layer of modge podge to seal it! To give this a finished look I cut a piece of ribbon and hot glued it on overlapping the paper and the chalkboard. Then with the cricut using a different font I cut out initials for each day of the week and I inked around the edges. I ran these initials through my xyron mini sticker maker and slapped them bad boys on my board. I snipped 7 pieces of black ribbon, sealed the ends and tied them in a knot, then put them on using glue dots. This was my outcome!
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I must admit this was just what I needed and now rather than being asked 50 million times what is for dinner they can see, not that it will make a difference they probably still won’t like it! I’m loving it and it turned out even better than what I had imagined it would!

Little fact: Do you know how Stinky Face (1) got her nick name? For this face right here…we call this her stinky face! Love her!
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Happy Blogging!
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8 comments:

  1. Love this! We usually make a list at my house and each day pick something off the list. I still get asked all the time, What's for dinner? So I'm in the process of making the same type of board. I'm making mine on charger plates for a little whimsy. Hope they turn out half as cute as yours!

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  3. I totally love this project. I know my daughter will end up using and I have to re-write everything again. Great project! Thanks for sharing. I am your new follower. You can visit me at http://showmemama.com. Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.

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  4. Great makeover! Love everything you did and glad it has helped. I don't know how long I would be able to stick with it- I'm not much of a planner of foods for the week, though I know I should be.

    Thanks for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party!

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  5. Brilliant! I love this and I love that you know in advance what's for dinner! This looks great and I think Stinky Face is precious!

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  6. Great job! Thanks so much for visiting DIY Addict!

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  7. What a great job- I have seen these and they are just one more in my someday projects. If you'd send me some motivation I'd appreciate it. ;)

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  8. I have a pretty big obsession with chalkboards! :) I love it! I am your newest follower! :) Erin

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