For today’s thrifty thursday, I am going to give you a grocery list and menu board tutorial. All you need is a picture frame, paint, a sharpie, and pretty paper. I had an old menu board that needed to be updated, so I snagged him for this project.
He was cute when he started, but that blue latex paint didn’t hold up to being cleaned. Bummer, but not really since it gave me a chance to remake it.
Step 1: Take apart your frame until all you have is the wooden border. I needed to sand down some of the uneven parts from before the blue paint. (Yes. I failed.) Then I painted it. I happened to have some grey chalk paint on hand. Do a double coat, allow it to dry between coats.
Step 2: If you have a brand new frame, skip this step. That blue marker is sharpie. I used rubbing alcohol to remove the sharpie, but the black is oil based marker. It’s stuck, currently. I also had to clean up the glass. It was smudged and slightly grimy.
Step 3: Using a sharpie, make the design you want on the glass. I already had it on there, so I just left it alone.
Step 4: Put your pretty paper in the frame. You could just add the paper as is (that was what I did originally), or, you could use the paper to create a frame of sorts.
Voila! Your Thrifty Thursday repurpose is complete!