Every week, I make a menu for the upcoming week's meals. I make my grocery list based on those meals and then post what the choices are for the week. It's a great way to stay on budget and be organized at the same time. I've always used a chalkboard to post the menu for my family, but thought it would be really fun to make a board using the vintage plaster pin letters I found recently at an estate sale, rather than writing it out each week. And, a bonus is that I moved the chalkboard to the front porch for messages and greetings. I love how tidy the new menu board looks.
To make it, I purchased a new cork board and a tiny can of spray paint. I also went to my fabric stash and selected a fabric that I liked for this project.
I spray painted the frame (covering the inner corkboard with newspaper first). After the paint dried, I cut the fabric about 1/4" bigger than the cork, all around, and pushed it under the painted frame. I used my stovetop scraper to push the fabric under the frame, but a thin, dull knife would work well too. I made sure all edges were snugly tucked under the frame.
And now, we're all set!
On a recent trip to Nantucket, we stopped by the farmer's market.
I fell in love with the aprons made by Lindsey Cressman. Isn't she such a cutie pie?
I've been waiting to tell you about her because I wanted her website to be up and running so you could buy her cute things if you wanted. And now it is! And you know what else? Her business has the cutest name ever: Spoon! And, it turns out she makes quilts too. An apron and quiltmaker. I think that probably makes her one of the happiest girls on earth!
I have a serious weakness for old letters. And I have a lot of them. Mostly from old signs or advertising. But I've always wanted a set of old plaster letters - the type that poke into a bulletin board.
I'm scrubbing, cleaning and painting inside my house this weekend, but will make sure to set aside some time to put these letters to use. And I'll make sure to show you when I'm done. Everything's better with letters!
I try and find fun things for the boys to do each day over the summer. One of their favorites is Toy a Day, where we can search for paper toy fold-up projects. They've really enjoyed it.
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