What’s for Dinner?

Every Sunday afternoon I plan out dinners for the upcoming week. I usually eat out Friday and Saturday, so I usually only have to come up with 5 meal ideas. I write my meal list and a corresponding grocery list on notepads. I’ve been wanting to make a menu board for awhile now and Saturday I finally found the perfect frame! I was hoping to find a cute printable, but all of them have the days of the week listed. I like to give myself choices and decide that night which meal I want to eat.
Here’s the “perfect frame” ( Salvation Army - $1.00):

I spray painted the frame with Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze – Gloss (Wal-Mart only had gloss).

After the paint dried I distressed the details and edges with fine sandpaper.

Next, the usual Minwax Dark Walnut stain treatment: brush on with a foam brush, wipe off with paper towels.

While that dried, I used some scrapbook paper scraps to create the background.

I used stickers to spell out Menu. Yes, I tore the top of the M…I thought it wouldn’t be noticeable….that’ll have to be replaced.

Here’s my finished Menu white board. I used a wire easel from Hobby Lobby to display it. I love how it turned out. I think I just found my color inspiration for the kitchen curtains!

Yes, that's my real menu for the week.


  1. I love it - that looks great! I am going to do something similar with blackboard paint once I get down to that part of my 'to-do' project list!

  2. Holy crap, I love that! That blue is gorgeous!

  3. Cute idea:) Almost makes the menu a little less stressful to think of. Thanks for joining my newbie party.

  4. I need to buy a frame and just see what happens. Of course, I need to add something else to my list! ;)

  5. dont you just love spray paint, makes life a lil easier, love what you did with the frame, the distress looks gorgeous!!

    btw i'm your new follower from homemakeronadime blog hop party!


  6. that's a fantastic idea! i was all into menu planning a few months ago but got bored... having a fun menu board likt that though would definitely make it more fun again! i think i might have to make something similar at my place :)

  7. That looks lovely, what a brilliant idea! x

  8. I love how it turned out, Sam :) Thanks for linking this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  9. I make menu boards like this for my Etsy shop...I love them!! Cute organization is the best :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  10. Hi
    I found your blog off of Taking a Sunday Drive. And I made note of it, and wanted to come back and let you know that I would love for you to link this up for a linky party I'm doing on August 1.

    My latest post from Saturday has all the details, but it's about meal planning made easy,....tips, recipes, gadgets like this one. The goal is to find tips and recipes to make meal planning easy in August.


  11. Thank you for linking up today. My link will be open until the 15th if you could remind your readers about your boards, and how you linked up with me.

    I need help in getting the word out about the post. Thank you! Some of your readers may want to link up.

    They are great.


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