DIY Home Decor, Upcycled DIY

DIY Friday~upcycling a clipboard and turning it into a chalkboard menu

Hey everyone! If you haven’t noticed I’m pretty obsessed with all things rose gold and things with a chalkboard finish! This Friday I am seriously in LOVE with my chalkboard menu for the kitchen! It’s another easy peasy DIY project for busy moms! Plus, as a bonus it’ll help you to stay organized in the kitchen along with meal planning. You probably already have a few of these items lying around your home, so grab your clipboard, command hooks, chalkboard paint, and hot glue gun & let’s get started!

**Side Tip: This project can be adapted to any type of chalkboard item, such as:

  • a to do list
  • a fun doodle board for the kids (especially for long car rides)
  • a mini calendar

Let your creativity come to life! 🙂

Chalkboard Menu

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{Supplies}

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By the way, here’s something that might make you chuckle. While setting up the picture display of supplies I realized after I took the picture that I was missing my painter’s tape. Sure enough, Johnny took it and gave it to his doggy as a chew toy (he loves doing that!) Boys will be boys I guess, right?!

{Steps}

1. use the painter’s tape to tape around the clip area

2. use your rose gold spray paint and spray the clip part along with your command hooks

3. after the clip part has dried remove the painters tape

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4. take your painter’s tape and edge the area on the clipboard where you would like the chalkboard paint to go (I ended up only placing a strip at top, making sure to leave enough room to write the words “menu”. )

5. apply 2 coats of chalkboard paint

6. arrange your command hooks at the bottom

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7. hot glue each hook to the bottom

8. use your pencil to free hand (or you can use a stencil) the word “menu”

9.  use a stencil brush and the chalky lace paint to apply the finish look

**Tip** You can use so many different techinques for the wording. I just used what I had on hand. Here are some other methods:

  • permanent marker
  • paint pen
  • stickers (apply mod podge on top to secure them to the board)

10. write out your menu for the week and add measuring cups to hand at the bottom

 

**optional step** add a pretty ribbon or lace and tie it at top.

That’s it! Now you have an organized (and pretty) way to display your weekly menus. Plus, easy access to your measuring utensils.

You can also use the “clip” part to store any recipes you find in magazines, or you can clip on your written out grocery list.

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Happy Creating! 

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Wishing You Well,

Happy Mama, Happy Wife, Happy Life

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