Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Since we’ll just be moving into the new house and the majority of our décor will still be packed away, I decided to throw a little something together on Si’s sideboard with what we have on hand. I’ve been seeing chalk board menus all over and happened to come across this “how-to” from HGTV and thought I’d try it out. It was super simple, fairly inexpensive and will give our new dining room a little personality for the holiday! The rest again, was just stuff I had on hand including our Nan’s tea set from Poland!
The frame already had some paint on it, so I used Paint Couture!™ Pale Gold and Zinc Glaze to highlight the pretty details and then sealed with Lacquer Couture!™ in flat. Although I didn’t use the same supplies as what was used on HGTV, I achieved the look that I was going for. Sometimes improvising, trial and error and using what you have on hand is the best route to go.
I loved the idea of using the chalkboard as a menu for family dinners, but thought this would also serve well as a shopping/to-do list in the kitchen, chore chart for the kids (or significant other!) or even as a memo board. Lots of uses for this fairly easy and inexpensive DIY project!