Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What's On The Menu?

So generally, my crafts are born out of a basic need. Because of our work schedules, James and I have to share the cooking. Every Sunday morning, we sit down and make a menu for the week, and then go grocery shopping. On James' cooking days, though, he was often calling me and saying, "What am I supposed to be making again?" And of course, I would remind him...but it got me to thinking that a solution was needed!

I was just going to buy a calendar and put it on the wall but in the end I decided to use this piece of wall we have in the hallway that was otherwise plain. It's right next to the kitchen, kind of in the entryway. It's hard to describe its location, but you get the picture. :P

I went to Hobby Lobby and bought the supplies I would need for less than $20 and spent the next week working on it.

I sanded the unfinished wood circles, then painted 3 coats of chalkboard paint on them. I nailed them directly in the wall, then painted over the nail heads. Two coats of Mod Podge over the letters, and it was missing something.

The little portion of wall behind it was white, and boring! So, I went to Wal-Mart and picked up an $8 quart of paint that had been mistinted. I spent $4 on it, bringing my project total to just under $25. The berry red color was perfect!

My favorite part are the blank spots for doodling and notes.

That is our actual menu for this week...our food isn't always very fancy (LOL!) but I figured there was no reason to change it up for the photos...at least now we will always remember what is on the menu for the day!

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8 comments:

  1. OMG...I absolutely love that!
    So creative, my friend!
    (Egle)

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  2. Your food is a lot more fancy than what I make! LOL I wanna come for dinner!

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  3. this is just about the coolest idea ever!! I love it :)

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  4. Love this! Oh, and I'll be over for dinner tonight and tomorrow night - yum. :)

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  5. Tracy (aka Tracyfish)January 26, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    I'll be there Friday LOL! What a great idea!!

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  6. I Love It! When you have kids what are fancy dinners anyway?!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

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  7. I talked about you this morning too. http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com/2011/01/cool-finds.html

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

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