Monday, December 12, 2011

Menu Chalkboard

Remember this post here where we helped my parents clean out one of their rental homes and I found all kinds of fun stuff - like this door?


I decided to turn it into a menu chalkboard to hang on our fridge. While the first coat of chalkboard paint was drying, I worked on making a bag to hold the chalk. I took a piece of scrap burlap, folded it in half, sewed up the sides, then turned it inside out. 

This is how it turned out. So easy!

Next I ruffled a piece of vintage lace and hot glued it around the top of the bag. I also glued on a little handle.

I hot glued 10 - yes, 10 magnets people! - to the back of the door. 

The 10 magnets didn't work at all, so as a temporary solution (until I get some stronger magnets) I used two magnetic chip clips to hold up the chalkboard.

Isn't it cute!?!?!?!




I love it!!

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23 comments:

  1. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!! I'd like to try something similar - but for our now new mud room area we have. Thanks for the inspiration!

    xo Lynda

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  2. Oh this turned out lovely! I love that you left the wood frame as is, it looks very rusticly beautiful!

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  3. I Love both of these ideas ♥ Adorable little burlap bag.

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  4. What a really great idea! The chalkboard is great and I love your little burlap bag for the chalk. =)

    Jeanine

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  5. That is freakin' awesome! Whur are the extra doors? Come to mama...

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  6. I love the chalkboard with the weathered wood frame!

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  7. Wow, Thank you for sharing this, love it! I just started a new linky party, and would love for you to join in! Monday Myriad Blog Hop

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  8. Love the creativity and ingenuity! I want a chalkboard menu in my kitchen but couldn't decide where it would go, until now. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Sharon

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  9. Oh my how adorable is your chalkboard! So much nicer than those nasty plasticy things my husband brings home from Staples. You may have just ended a dispute between us with your clever and so pretty board! Thank you for sharing! Found you over at Knick of Time.

    Have a wonderful holiday!!!

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  10. How cute! I love it, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Sweet and simple...love it. I'm a follower. Stop by and enter to win my Heirloom ornament...only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes

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  12. Okay I know I have a cabinet door around here some where.. I would love for you to share this at http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/#comment-2841

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  13. love it so stylish and love the look of old in a useful way come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  14. Yes, it is cute and I LOVE the chalk pouch!!! I'm always about to cry when I hear of the stuff people toss that they find in their rental houses. Me, ME! I'll take it!! haha. :)

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  15. Genius!!! how awesome is that :) Stopping by from wow me Wednesday.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  16. What a great upcycle! It looks so great on your fridge. Nice job! Happy Holidays!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  17. ooh lovely - I'm adoring how you put this to such wonderful use - a brand spankin new life! well done girlie xoxo

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  18. You've done it again! What a wonderful idea!!

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  19. I want one, so cute. Happy holidays from Bacon Time.

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  20. what a great way to reuse something with so much character! thanks for linking this up at last week's tip-toe thru tuesday party!

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  21. This is the cutest idea. I love it! Please share this fabulous post by joining our linky party, What's it Wednesday this week. I hope you can join us. Have a fabulous Christmas!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  22. Cute. I love chalkboards. Next week is my crafting debut (hopefully) and I might just start out with a chalkboard.

    ~Bliss~

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