I would like to share my chalkboard menu planner that I made this past week. I got the original idea from The Idea Room and motified it to fit our needs and materials available.
Picture Frame any size you would like
( I picked mine up at Michaels for 50% off)
Sheet metal the same size as your frame
(I got mine at Home Depot)
Acrylic Spray Sealer-Matte
(Craft store has this)
(The cheapest place I found this above was Home Depot)
(Home Depot is the cheapest for the primer as well)
Alphabet Scrapbook Letters
Circular Scrapbook Circles
(Both above I found in the scrapbook aisle at Michael's)
Scuff up metal to prepare for primer
Spray the metal primer over surface. Give at least three coats allowing drying time between coating.. It was hot here that day so it took less than 5 minutes between coats.
After the primer dries start spraying the chalkboard paint evenly over of the metal. Two to three coats allowing drying time between coats..
With the side of a piece of chalk rub it all over the chalkboard until you cover the entire surface then erase.
To make the days of the week for your chalkboard, you will need the first letter of each day of the week plus a circle tab to put it on
Glue the letter to the circle punch allowing the metal to stick out as a border. Spray clear acrylic sealer over each letter to help with fingerprints and food.
Glue magnets to the back of each day
For the word MENU, repeat step 6
Center them on the top of the chalkboard after you have put it back into the frame and hot glue them in place.
Place the days of the week on and fill in your menu.. You are ready to use it!!
(This post was originally on my other blog)