Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Menu Board / Schedule Planner

Ok  remember I said I was going to do some interior decorating for my sis a few weekends ago ?? Well we had some successes and some failures. (She claims she is happy with the failures and got compliments on them but I hate them so I’m working on a redo. )

Well one of our successful projects was a menu / schedule board. She’s using it as a menu now but I’m gonna make her a nifty one that will go on her fridge and then she can use this as a schedule/week planner.

I have seen these going around all over blog land where you turn a old picture frame into a dry erase board. But I have to say the one we drew the most inspiration from is over at Chistina's Adventures ! Hers turned out just gorgeous !!


Click on the pic to go to her original post for the tutorial since I only have a finished project picture to show of ours. And while you’re there check out some of her other stuff… She is incredibly talented !! I have sooo enjoyed following her blog as we have similar taste. Plus I have to love anyone who wants to make lists beautiful !  (HERE is my attempt to make beautiful lists.)

My sister is going to use hers as a schedule planner and has a serious bare wall problem. She lives in an apartment and can’t paint so we are filling her walls with colorful things both functional decor and purely decorative items.   This is one of the functional decor items obviously! I have been teaching her that in small spaces (which is her whole place) you make functional items decorate and vice versa. SO anyway… said all that to say this one will be hanging on the wall not in a neat bookstand like Christina’s.  Shay’s colors in her living spaces are creamy beige, black and a rusty barn red. GORGEOUS !!! She is nice blend of modern and classic/traditional.

I went out to find a frame. Shay and Hubby have only been married and had their own place 2 years so she doesn’t have a store built up like some of us. She and I both went thrifting separately and couldn’t find anything.  I was at Fred’s looking for something else when in their damaged goods clearance aisle I found an awesome frame. It retailed for $20 at the original store (Fred’s does some closeouts) and was $10 at Fred’s. Then after being damaged in Fred’s was only $3 !! SCORE !!!  It was very Shay looking too !!  I couldn’t find any damage but a neighbor pointed out that it was originally made to hang or stand and the “stand arm” had been ripped off. SO WHAT we’re hanging it !!  I picked out scrapbook paper in her colors and a pattern I thought she’d like, some swirly black letter stickers and went to work ! Here is our finished board…



I love the detail on the frame !!  I have bought so many white boards here lately I had TONS of markers and the little things you use to hook them on the boards so I gave her a set and now her marker is always right there ! It’s a clear plastic grip so it looks like the marker is floating .

Well that’s one of our successes. I’m going to try to get more posted throughout the week. But things are crazy here. I’ll share more on that later too.




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Christina said...

Thank you so much for "featuring" my meal organizer! I use it every.single.day of the week, so it has definitely been one of my most functional projects!! Yours turned out super cute! :)

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Life in Rehab said...

Hey, that's very cool! I love the paper on the background, and you KNOW I'm loving the price. Great job!

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