Last night I started working on decorating my new kitchen. It's a rental so I'm limited with what I can do in the space.
The kitchen is a typical rental kitchen. Builder grade oak cabinets. Beige and white everything else.
I can't make any kid of major changes like painting the cabinets or the walls so I have to find more creative ways.
The first project on the list is a menu board. It will bring some color into the room and help with making and sticking to a meal plan. I wanted something reusable as well.
I started with a unfinished picture frame from Michael's I bought for $8.99. I chose a frame with plastic instead of glass because it weighed less. I also removed the leg from the back of the frame since I would be hanging it.
I painted the entire frame including the inside and outside edges with black Craft Smart paint (on sale at Michaels, 5 for $2)!
I used American Gloss Enamel Stick-On Stencils/Curly Alphabet to stencil the letters. To make the letters even, I drew a midline in pencil on the frame and places the letters e and n touching he midline then added m and u directly against the other letters.
I painted the letters with a Craft Smart turquoise. It took 2 coats. I let it dry completely then removed the stickers.
Inside the frame I put a piece of pick scrapbook paper and used thumb tacks to attack a ribbon to the back.
Now I will be able to write on the board with dry erase marker and it will come right off.
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