DIY Chalkboard Menu from a Picture Frame

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It has been just over a year since we moved into our house! So much has happened (like adding Sprout to our family) and lots of renovations have been done. One of the biggest projects was in the kitchen. When we moved in it was VERY white with a lovely flowery tile backsplash. However, now with a little hard work and a little love, it became the kitchen of my Pinterest dreams.


It only needed a little artwork on the walls. Luckily, Martha Stewart Living was there for me & my walls. They challenged me to Make It Better. They actually challenged me to make my entire Spring routine better & they sent me a fun goody box to help out!


Do you see all these goodies???  Wouldn’t getting this box make your day better! So during Sprout’s nap time Chickadee and I got to work. First, I took apart the picture frame & decided to paint the solid backing with Martha Stewart’s Chalkboard Paint.




I used a roller to get a smooth surface. As the directions stated I let the first coat dry for an hour & then the second coat dry for 24 hours. Next came the liquid chalk. This is by far the coolest craft product I’ve seen in a long time! The chalk is in the bottle & it’s topped with a cool foam ball which soaks up the paint.


Using a silkscreen I sponged “Menu” onto the top of my freshly painted chalkboard.





I then used a brush to add the days of the week. The cool thing about this liquid chalk is the although it goes on and seems like paint, it will wipe right off with a wet sponge. How cool is that!! It came in very handy as I smudged several letters the first time. I then added this week’s menu which I know III will appreciate since I get a phone call most afternoons from my hungry husband who is looking forward to dinner & curious what we will be having. This was such a fun and easy project, and adding to the walls in the kitchen definitely make it look even better!


Now, let’s recap what is in the box! 



Martha gave me everything I needed to turn a picture frame into a menu chalkboard for my kitchen. My walls thank you!  

I wear very little make up as a stay at home mom, but with Maybelline’s SuperStay ® 24 hour 2-Step Lipcolor I feel ready for Spring. High color impact on one end and moisturizing balm on the other end to seal in moisture and keep lips comfortable all day.  



Chickadee’s FAVORITE food is grilled cheese. But this spring I plan to makeover the classic grilled cheese. And enter The Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdow® . Enter your best grilled cheese recipe using Wisconsin cheese for a chance to win $15,000. Hurry, contest ends May 15. Enter at


Now that I am not pregnant or nursing (it’s been my life for 3+ years straight! I am going too need to watch my sweet tooth/calories! Weight Watchers sent this Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss® as just the right time! Made with real caramel, it’s a decadent sweet and salty experience that you have to taste to believe. 

Tasting Is Believing Challenge

Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods is bringing back its Tasting Is Believing Challenge, allowing you to purchase a tasty treat from the Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods line and if you don’t love it, you’ll get your money back.  Join the Tasting Is Believing Challenge from April 1 to May 31, 2016.

So how will you make Spring even better? Spice up your kitchen? your beauty routine? or your recipes? 

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