For awhile now I’ve wanted a message board for the kitchen. Mostly because the Husband gets up before me to go to work, and he is always saying that he doesn’t know what to eat for breakfast. So I needed a place to list all his breakfast options for him. I know that sounds silly and kinda weird, but its the truth!
My mom was cleaning out her attic and asked me if I wanted this old frame she found. It was big enough that I instantly though of my much needed “what the heck am I gonna eat for breakfast” message board, so I brought it home.
The first step was to clean it….it was up there for awhile!
I found a scrap piece of plywood and measured and cut it to size. And yes, I totally did this inside…its like 110 degrees outside. Shhh, don’t tell the Husband.
Then I sanded and painted it. I used a paintbrush because I wasn’t thinking about it, but a roller would have been much better. I did four coats in all.
My staple gun was nowhere to be found, so I used wood glue to affix it to the frame. Here it is drying…the little helper wanted to make sure there was enough weight on it.
That’s right, you just witnessed a mess. Let’s not pretend that I sit around in my perfectly clean house and do crafts all day. I wouldn’t want to give anyone a false impression that my house always looks nice!
I read somewhere that before writing on it you should cover the whole thing in chalk – or else you’ll always see the first thing you write on it.
And here we have it, in all its breakfast options and netflix reminding glory!
Here’s the thing though, I’m not totally in love with it. It looks kinda dark and gothic to me. I’ll probably leave it for now, since we have so many other projects going on – but if anyone has any brilliant suggestions how how to make it happier, than I’d love to hear!