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Monday, May 7, 2012

Menu Chalkboard

 It was one of my great friends birthdays last week and I wanted to make her something fun!  I saw this idea for a framed chalk board on the Michaels website.  They had used Martha Stewart's paints and things for the frame and her chalkboard paint for the canvas board in the center.  I thought it was so bright and cheery, so I gave it a whirl.  On their directions, they said to use 3 different colors for the frame.  I didn't think it was necessary, so I just used the Marmalade color and mixed it with whatever white I had at home.  I did use her blue chalkboard  paint.  In the past I only did a couple coats of the chalkboard paint and wasn't super impressed with it.  It didn't erase well.  This time I did 3 coats and then actually followed the directions of rubbing chalk all over the surface after it was completely dry for 24 hours....it works so much better!  So lesson learned, I need to follow directions!  

I thought it would be a fun menu board for my friends kitchen, it turned out fun!  I hope she finds lots of use for it!

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