Friday, June 17, 2011

What's for Dinner?

A common question asked in the Johnson household. After I have been teaching little ones all day, and after Nate has been in an office all day... We just want to know what's for dinner when we get home!

Enter Pinterest.

Yes, I'm still stealing using ideas from there. I'm sorry, it's just so. awesome! I would like to think that I'm creative, but I really like other people's ideas better than my own. At least for now :)

Anyhoo, back to dinner time. When I saw this gem on Pinterest, I knew I wanted one in my kitchen STAT.

This idea, via Whipperberry, was created on the side of an armoire. Welp, I don't have one of those in my kitchen/dining room, so improvising I did (hey- that's kind of being my own creative source, right? maybe?)

The hubs and I took an anniversary trip to Hobby Lobby (it's an hour away, so it's a big deal) :) and in their 66% off section was a plethora of frames. PLETHORA. I found THE frame: 4'x1.5', BIG, with a gorgeous white frame. It was $40, I got it for $14. Hooray HobLob! 

Next stop was to Home Depot where I invested in some lovely chalkboard spray paint.

I used the resources that came with the frame and I spray painted the glass (don't worry, I checked the spray paint instructions and they said glass was a-okay to paint). I did two coats, just to be on the safe side. Next, I popped it back into the frame. Gorgeous!

I used my Silhouette cutting machine (amazing, by the by) to cut the letters for the word "menu" and for my circle/letters to label Sunday-Saturday. I used Mod Podge for the "menu" letters, and then double sided adhesive "stickers" for the day of the week labels. 

Hooray hooray HOORAY! It is gorgeous. Now we will know what is for dinner. Hubs has to go to the hardware store to get some heavy duty screws/anchors to hang it up. so keep an eye out for an update with a final picture of its hanging place!


  1. Haha! I posted a menu board right after you at The Weekend Wrap Up! Yours is adorable :)

  2. Great board! And congrats for using something that is easy to find and access. I am very tempted to make one myself!

  3. This is a great idea! I might have to "borrow" it from you! :)


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