So I was lucky enough to have my kids AND my hubby home for Christmas break this year. I took the 2 weeks and worked on projects around the house that I have been putting off, or things that were bugging me and needed fixing.
One thing I have had for the past few years is a list of our dinners for a 2 week time span. I plan out meals to have and purchase groceries based on those meals, so when I go to cook I have what I need. Well I have always done this on a piece of paper ripped out of a notebook, sometimes the back of an old sheet of paper, all in all it’s always been real ugly! Then I had the great idea to fancy it up a bit! There is this amazing product out there, CHALKBOARD VINYL! Can you imagine the possibilities?! Um I have this stuff all over my house!! I even have a tupperware container with a piece on the top of it, so I can write little notes to my 1st grader in his lunch! I just wipe it off the next day and write a new one…back on track to my dinner menu.
Well at first I thought I will just stick a piece of chalkboard to my fridge, which is completely do-able…easy and works, but well I wanted a bit more. I have a grape themed kitchen. My kitchen is typically painted purple (and I LOVE it) and I have this awesome strand of grape lights that hubby hung around the top ceiling of the kitchen. So when I saw the amazing Wine Country kit from Aimee Harrison, well it basically looked like my kitchen so I had to have it! And this is how I fancied up my menu!
I made an 8 X 10 background using her fabulous kit, and while I was designing it I had a black rectangle on my canvas as well to show me where my chalkboard vinyl was going to go, once I was happy with it I deleted the rectangle and saved my background. I sent it off and had it printed at my local photo shop.