Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dinner Menu Dry Erase Board

I have been sick for almost three weeks now and it has not been fun. I was in the middle of refinishing the gun cabinet when "it" hit me, and now that I am starting to feel better I just had to accomplish something from start to finish and quick. So I decided to make this...

dinner menu glass dry erase board

I took a $5.00 frame from Walmart...
menu white board

Added one coat of blue paint...
framed glass dry erase board

Applied my favorite glaze with a lint free rag...
homemade kitchen accessory

Sanded and stained some of the corners with Minwax Dark Walnut...
antiquing a frame

Bent the little metal things until they fell off...

Hot glue gunned the glass in...

Soaked some strips of ripped muslin that I had stamped in water with tea bags...
Attached the strips to the mirror once dried and ironed...

Put adhesive velcro on a dry-erase pen and the frame...
Hung it on a nail in the kitchen...

and glued an old button to the nail.

Ta Da! A finished project.
dinner menu glass dry erase boardI always plan out 7 meals in advanced, and now I will be able to remember the meals I bought food for.

Here is a sneak-peek at the gun cabinet.

It still has a ways to go though... the doors need to be stripped and painted... I need new hardware... a board has to be cut and painted for the bottom... shelves need to go in... the whole thing has to be glazed and have a top coat applied... and molding needs to go on the top. Hopefully I will finish it in the next couple weeks. Don't hold your breath though.


  1. Hey! I am excited to see what you link for the party, and excited to find another slc blogger! I was just sick that long drives you crazy and I was a cleaning fanatic as soon as I was feeling better :) I am excited to read more of your blog!

  2. Oh wow, that is gorgeous! What a creative idea:)

  3. Great dry erase board! A lot cleaner than my chalkboards!

  4. Thanks ladies! Lisa, I love your kitchen. You two come back next month, I will be having a giveaway. Thanks again for stopping by.

  5. This is soo cool! I plan out my meals too and ALWAYS have to check back to my computer. I was thinking of doing a dry erase board menu but just with a plain old dry erase board, nothing fancy but you've totally inspired me! I can't wait to try it!
    Jax @ Aly&Ash

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