08 November 2012

DIY Reusable Weekly Menu Board With #TBCcrafters

Hello everyone, it's another Thursday and that means another great round of "Thrilling Thursday Crafts" with The Blogger Connection Crafter Group.  (#TBCcrafters). Last week I had so much fun going around and seeing everyone else's projects.  It put a new found fire under my butt to get the ideas I have out of my head and actually create them.

This week I'm going to share how I made this Weekly Dinner Menu Board.

Lately I've been trying to be very good about planning out my weekly dinner menu by the sales at my local grocery stores.     I've always either written out the menu in notebook or on some sort of printable I've found searching the web.    I don't know about you, but I'm so overwhelmed with paper everywhere and no where to store it, display it or organize it.   My "desk" is my coffee table in the living room.  It does make it hard for me to be organized and productive.     I'm working on a solution to that.

So, when I was thinking about what project I could do for this week, it came to me to make a pretty, reusable menu board.  One that I could display in the kitchen without having a piece of paper taped to my fridge. (pet peeve of mine, BIG TIME)    

My kitchen is mainly blacks, whites and neutral colors so I knew I wanted it to match all that.
Damask is my favorite pattern right now so I took a clip from a picture I had on my computer and created the "Dinner Menu" as a Word Document, then printed it out.  

In my travels to Goodwill I found this frame with a tag on it for $4 but it was my lucky day because they had just changed the half price color to red and scored it for only $2.

Next I carefully took the frame apart, it was tricky separating the picture from the mat (it was professionally done)  Then I painted the mat black with regular spray paint.

 I waited for that to dry and put the whole thing back together cleaning both sides of the glass while it was all apart.   All that was left to do was to tie a ribbon around a dry erase marker and attach it to the frame so it's handy and always where I can find it.
There it is... I think it came out cute and it looks perfect in my kitchen!  

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  1. That is very creative, naturally, this is fitting to what I like, but... I'm not as organized in my recipe planning to have this up, perhaps a daily menu (one day at time a time) so I can avoid the 20x repeated question "what's for dinner?"

  2. Wonderful but I'm not so organized on planning menus, most of the time plan when I am in the grocery stores or supermarkets. But, I would borrow this idea for something else. Very nice idea.

  3. What an awesome idea. I need to try this one!

  4. Such a fun and neat idea!! This would especially be great when company comes along. Love it!

  5. Mary Hitchings/ Raising Dick and JaneNovember 10, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    This is super cute and practical. Something I think we could really get some use out of!

  6. What a great idea!! My only problem is getting that organized to know what I'm cooking for the week..haha


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