I'm taking a break from the pictures to share my menu board. I finished it!
I mentioned that I bought the frame at JoAnn's on Mother's Day. It is a 16 by 20 and was marked down 60% off, so it ended up costing me $13. That is a great price for a frame that size.
I wandered the fabric aisles forever trying to come up with a background. There were so many fabrics that I loved, but I didn't want something too busy. I am going to write my weekly menu on it and I didn't want the print to get lost on a funky background. I ended up leaving without a fabric and decided I would take some time to think about it. Once I got home and was unloading the car, I found some burlap that was leftover from a baby shower I just helped out with. Kathi was going to throw it out, so I took it with me. Thanks, Kathi!
I used my silhouette and some brown vinyl to make the squares and writing. It is on the inside of the glass so that when I wipe stuff off it doesn't ruin the vinyl. (So I had to print in reverse. Tricky at first, but I figured it out.)
I bought a few quarter yards of fabric for just a few dollars and made the flowers to add color. I was originally wanting to do some more reds... maybe even a red frame, but was just coming up empty handed. (I tried to get red vinyl at the store with no such luck and I didn't want to wait to order it.) It's not quite as colorful as I was anticipating, but I still like it.
I knew I wanted a wipe off menu board. I looked on Pinterest a lot for inspiration, but in the end just sort of winged it. I am excited to put it to use! My kitchen is coming together slowly but surely. Happy Mother's Day to me! :)
A closer look. Pay no attention to the flash or the fact that I didn't clean off my fingerprints yet. :) What do you think?
P.S. I got the "Eat" sign from Hobby Lobby for $6. I will do a kitchen post soon, but I am desperately trying to bring in color on a budget. This was cheaper than making the letters myself, so I went for ease and frugality on this one.