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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chalkboard Recipe Board

The internet is used a lot around here for recipes, despite all the cookbooks stuffed in the cabinet. The bad part about this is that I waste a lot of paper jotting down recipes so I have them in the kitchen {I am too messy to take my laptop near any kitchen appliance}. I saw crafties using chalboards as menus and I decided to try it as a Recipe Board.

This is what I started with.


This was really thrifty because the frame was in a garage sale box, the black paint has been used for a couple other projects and the chalkboard paint was given to us by my father-in-law for the kiddies playroom {there's still enough for that project!}. The frame was super duper scratched up.
I scratched it up a bit more, sprayed the frame black and the glass chalkboard.



Let it dry, put it back together and voila!


I can take it to the computer with me, write does the recipe and put it up near my prep area. I can also write down recipes from books that I don't want to ruin, like my new retro cookbook from yesterday {that's where this St Patty's Day inspired recipe is from}.



I love it and I can not wait to use it! Unfort, tonight we are having hot dogs and tater tots...no recipe there!

- Laney

I am linking to:
100 Ideas Under $100 at Beyond the Picket Fence
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ somewhat simple {giveaway!!}
Get Your Craft On Thursday @ Life as Lori
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Show Your Stuff Party @ Fireflies & Jellybeans
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Make sure you stop by and comment on these fabulous projects!!

13 comments:

  1. very cool! It turned out great!

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  2. That is a really cute idea!

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  3. Such a cute idea! I am your newest follower. If you can follow me back that would be great! http://1craftymommy.blogspot.com

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  4. I like that you used green chalkboard paint instead of the much more used black! Makes your chalkboard more traditional.

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  5. What a great idea. I did something similar with a vintage photo frame.

    Great job!

    -jessica (visiting from the shabby nest party!)

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  6. Fabulous idea! I found your blog through The Girl Creative, and I'm glad I did!!

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  7. Hotdogs and tater tots.... too funny..

    Great idea.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.

    Lori

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  8. New follower here! found you through TGC, love your chalkboard project...

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  9. I love this idea to be able to carry it with you--smart thinking. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  10. great project! well done! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday at TGC. I enjoyed my visit and am inviting you to drop in at my place sometime this week! until later...

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