A month or so ago, back when the leaves were still green and the air wasn’t quite so chilly, I decided to try my hand at creating a menu board for a blank wall in my dining room. When purchased online from a trendy, home-decorating store, you can easily drop $50-$100.
I wanted the look without the price!
The only tools needed for this it’s-almost-too-easy-to-be-called-a-craft project are the following: a picture frame, a foam brush, and chalkboard paint.
Oh, and of course, you’ll need chalk too!
I used a foam roller, but I definitely think a foam brush would work much better. As for the frame. I found this cute one for only $10 at a nearby HomeGoods store!
Lay out some newspapers to work on and then place the glass portion of the frame down on that. Now the fun part!
Paint… paint… paint.
I painted a few coats, letting each dry before adding another.
The first coat went on very thin; but as I continued on with the coats (about 3-4), the glass transformed into a chalkboard! Exciting, right??
I know, chalkboard paint never gets old.
It’s a great afternoon craft, because it allows time for fun activities while the paint is drying.
Like chasing a naughty, gray kitten with chalkboard-painted toes across the kitchen floor. Or trying to teach a fuzzy, black cat to jump through hoops.
Once the paint has dried sufficiently, it’s now time for the hardest part of the entire project — deciding what to write on your new chalkboard! Originally, I was going to use it as a Menu Board. But now, I think I’m going to write ‘Bon Appetit’, because I love that French saying almost as much as I love what it means!
But for now, since I forgot to actually buy chalk, my almost finished project is hanging on the dining room wall. I have to say, I like the way it turned out! 🙂