DIY: Chalkboard Menu

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I finally succeeded! I battled a glass chalkboard and won. I first jumped on the chalkboard paint bandwagon a few months ago but failed miserably. The glass broke as I was placing it back in the frame. I felt a tad bit defeated and decided to wait to try again. I am so glad I waited for my second attempt because it turned out great, if I may say so myself.

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I found this little frame at the goodwill for $3, another Score! I loved the gold, the shape and the size. I am a big fan of the vintage scrolls around the frame as well as the real glass inside. I gave it all a good wipe down and was ready to party.

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A few light coats and 24 hours of drying time later and ta da! Here it is. I am glad I decided to keep the gold frame, if I ever change my mind I can always spray paint it.

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I found the perfect place for it, near my prized possession, the juicer. On the menu is the recipe for the mean green juice that I’m currently obsessed with. I had no idea how difficult it is to write with chalk. You will notice all of my mistakes, I guess that’s why schools have transitioned to dry erase boards.

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I have a feeling my mean green juice will stay up for a while as I get used to the recipe. The multi-color chalk was such a good choice.

I really love this new piece of wall art in my kitchen, which I have been working to transform, details coming soon. I encourage everyone to give this a try. It is such an easy project with a huge pay off! Also very inexpensive to achieve: $3 thrifted frame, $4 can of chalkboard spray paint and $0.49 pack of chalk and you too can have a functional piece of nostalgia from your schooldays on your walls.

If any of you give this a try feel free to send me a few pics! I hope everyone has been enjoying their week! Talk to y’all soon!

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