We have been using a set of framed chalkboards in our kitchen for at least a couple years now. I post the menu, notes, the week's schedule of events, and things like that. It's really fun to have all of that right in the line of sight next to our fridge, but they are starting to become less and less functional. Over time, the chalkboard tiles (Wallies) are not legible like they used to be, which means I haven't been using them as much as I'd like. Time for an upgrade.
I have found all sorts of ideas on Pinterest, from crafts to printables. I had a couple of extra 8x10 frames hanging out after wedding things, as well as a battery of scrapbook paper, so I knew I wanted to be able to use items on hand as opposed to getting lost in the black hole of Hobby Lobby for supplies.
After seeing several of the printables, I decided to try my own hand at it. I certainly don't claim to be a graphic designer, but I am pretty pleased with the result of a few minutes in Publisher.
The background actually stripes, which I love. Pop it in a frame and add a dry erase marker, and we're open for business.
And because I like things that match ....
I'm not sure these are forever-solutions, but they turned out as I had hoped for the meantime. A little bit of touch-up paint on the wall is still in order, but otherwise, this little corner of the kitchen has shaped up nicely.
One Pinterest project complete! I wonder what should be next?