Monday, April 16, 2012

Upcycled Dry Erase Menu Board

My mom has been friends with the sweetest couple for many many years. During her recent surgery they were so supportive, caring, and helpful and I wanted to do a little something to say thanks.

They both love to cook and they trade off each week so I thought it would be fun to make them a dry erase menu board.
Dry Erase Menu Board (3)

I started with an old frame and scrapbook paper I had on hand:

P4154665

I cut out the papers to size and cut on panel in a decorative shape. Put them together as follows:

Menu Board Base


Cut the letters MENU from black vinyl on my Cricut Expression (poor thing has felt neglected since I’ve been using my Cameron, CoCo) using the Plantin Schoolbook font cart. I had some culinary themed rub-ons in my stash and couldn’t decide between utensils or wine themed because they like both but went with the utensils.

Michael's Rub Ons

I put one set of the utensils in the lower right hand corner.

Martha Stewart Satin

I wanted to shabby up the frame so grabbed a couple of paints from my paint stash. Ultimately ended up using just the light blue. Love these Martha paints…they stick to everything! Dry brushed the frame so some of the gold would still show through:

Dry Erase Menu Board (2)

I have divided storage container where I keep alphabet stuff. I have a thing for alphabet stickers, tiles, brads, etc. and often pick them up on clearance for next to nothing, so I went to that and chose a “W” for their last name and glued it into a bottlecap.  I also remembered a metal stand I’d found at JoAnn’s for something like 90% off and knew would come in handy sometime.

Dry Erase Menu Board (2)

Dry Erase Menu Board

Bon Apetit!

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15 comments:

Kristin said...

I really like this. The color is wonderful!

Debbie said...

What a great idea!! I'm sure your friends will love it!!

Alderberry Hill said...

I love the little knife, fork and spoon...it adds the perfect touch!.So glad you linked up!

Kellie said...

Great job! The utensils really make it! :)

Tammy said...

This is so adorable! I wish I had someplace to put something like this in my kitchen. I know your friends are going to be so appreciative of this gift!

Marilyn said...

Love this.. So super adorable ;))

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

You are not only talented and creative, Carol, but you are kind-hearted and generous too!

Beautifully done! I love the colors and layering.

xx,
jenn

Kim Kramer said...

Love this! Where can I find those rub-ons?? Would love to make one for my kitchen.

Carol TheAnswerIsChocolate said...

Kim Kramer, I can't respond to you directly because you're a no reply comment blogger so hoping you see this. I got mine @ Michaels but it was a while ago. You might be able to find similar at any scrapbooking store with a culinary / kitchen section.

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