Updated Menu Board

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My menu board has been in need of an update even before the kitchen makeover began. When I first made it I just grabbed a couple random pieces of scrapbook paper, some sticker letters and threw it all together. It’s actually one of my favorite projects and I use it for meal planning every week, so it deserves to look its best.

I started the makeover by spray painting the frame white. I used some leftover Krylon Paint + Primer from my stash to give the frame a new look. I think I'm going to paint the picture stand white too, but I haven't done that yet.
Instead of making a new menu insert, I found this free menu printable from Smitten on Paper:

I love the design, but I did have to change the orientation (landscape instead of portrait) and crop it to fit my frame (8x10). I had it printed at Walgreens – actually I had to have it printed twice because the first time I sized the menu design too small (whoops!). Luckily they were having a 50%-off enlargements sale when I ordered both prints, so my mistake only cost me $2 instead of $4.   
Anyway, here’s my new menu board:

All of the white doesn't photograph nearly as good as it looks in person...Anyway, you might also notice that I bought matching oil and vinegar bottles. I think it looks better than the mismatched store bottles that were there before. I found them at Michael’s – they were $4.99/each, but were on sale for 40%-off, so I only paid $3/each.


That corner of the kitchen is now complete...and for only about $10!

To-Do List:
Add backsplash
Replace faucet
Update kitchen artwork
Update menu board
Create “Eat” sign
Create sign for above sink (to replace bon app├ętit sign)
Add accessories: potholders, towels, bamboo utensils/crock, oil/vinegar bottles

6 comments:

  1. It looks great, Sam! I like this idea. Megan

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  2. Love it, I bet those oil and vinegar jars would look super cute dressed up with some good ole washi tape...Your kitchen is coming along so well.

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  3. It's so cute Sam! I used to have a menu board and I keep meaning to make a new one. It made meal planning so easy! I'd write out at the beginning of the week what we were having and then never had a 5pm panic where I was staring into the pantry trying to decide what to throw together for dinner. (Which is practically every night now.) I love how this little corner of your kitchen looks; it's super cute with the menu board and oil and vinegar jars!
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog for $75 in store credit to an online lighting and home decor store, so come enter if you're interested! :)

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  4. What a cute idea! I love the template. Are you just writing on the frame with a dry erase marker?

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    1. Yes! Dry erase markers work on glass, so I can change up my menu board every week without having to re-print the menu page!

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  5. I like the matching bottles and like the menu board too! The printable you found is super adorable too.

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

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