It's not a new idea, but I needed a place in the kitchen to write down ingredients I had run out of. I didn't want to hang anything on the new fridge (our doors are magnetic but I've been afraid that they would leave scratches in the finish--plus I like the look of a cleared-off fridge), and I didn't want to put any paint (even on the inside) of our brand new cabinets.
I'd thought about picking up some chalkboard vinyl, but I already had chalkboard spray paint in the garage. So I used what I had around. I had half a piece of posterboard left over from a sign I had to make. I cut it to the right size to fit in my cupboard door and sprayed a couple of coats on.
After rubbing chalk all over and wiping it off I taped it up to the inside of my cupboard. I also stuck a piece of chalk in the drawer right next to those cupboards--or what use would it be? Here's to hoping it works for me!
I'll also show you a quick frame redo I just did, since it's not exciting enough to get its own post.
It's my husband's birthday on Saturday, so I dubbed it birthday week and every day I've left him a little surprise in his truck. Yesterday it was a recent picture of the two of us.
Here's the frame that I picked up at Goodwill.
Not too bad, but it was scuffed up and a little dull in places--and the reddish color wasn't quite right for the photo. So I blasted it really quickly with oil rubbed bronze spray paint. And of course put in a lovely picture of yours truly and the birthday boy. Our daughter took the picture, and I toned down the colors so it's almost sepia looking.
There you have my two most recent super-easy projects!
**I have now added some vinyl to it and made a menu list too. You can check them out here **