Remember way back in January when I posted this about making a chalkboard menu? I had bought this old painting at a local antique shop for about $10 if I remember correctly.
Today I finally got around to transforming it into this…
I’m going to be using it to write our menu on for the wedding reception. Which is going to be a delicious southern buffet in case you’re wondering :)
Here’s how I spent the afternoon
I got an old painting drop cloth out and spread it out outside. Isn’t is such a beautiful day outside? (At least here in NC) and took apart the frame and painting.
I then spray painted the frame an ivory color and the painting with chalkboard spray paint- both from Krylon.
I had to do about 5-6 coats to get the painting covered.
I let it dry for a couple of hours and then reassembled the frame and board. And ta-da, a nice new chalkboard for our menu!
Like I had said before, we are going to use this in our house after the wedding. I love menu planning for the week- it makes my life so much easier when I’m shopping and then it helps to keep me from going out and eating because I already have something planned to fix for the day. I’ll use the menu board to hopefully display our weekly menu when Jeremy and I get married :)
It’s not perfect. I ran out of ivory spray paint before I got done with my second coat and the chalkboard paint ended up not being completely even (you can see that in the picture above a little), but I’m going with the Nester’s mantra on this one, “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful”.
One more project down, about 20 more to go!