When my kids were growing up, they always loved to know what was for dinner. So each week I would print out the menu for the week and hang it on the fridge so they could see. This also helped them with learning to read too! After being inspired by the Little Glass Jar Chalkboard Menu recently, today I’m sharing my version of How to Make A Farmhouse Chalkboard Menu Board.
How to Make A Farmhouse Chalkboard Menu Board
Not only is this a fun way to get the whole family excited and involved with what’s on the menu each day, but it is also a great way to add some farmhouse charm to your kitchen!
Let’s get painting!
- Pine Wood or plywood if you don’t like the wood grain.
- Americana Chalkboard Paint
- 1/2″ Flat paint brush
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Raw Silk – Sample
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Chocolate
- IOD Decor Stamp – Typesetting
- Chalk Pencil
- Painters Tape
- White Chalk
Step 1 – Pop out some chalkboard paint out onto an old tile or plate. Then give your piece of pine 2 coats of chalkboard paint.
Step 2 – Measure the length of your board and divide the 7 for each day of the week. Using your chalkboard pencil mark out on each side and draw a line across the board. Then using your typesetting stamps in lower case space them out evenly, stamp facedown. Place your transfer film over the stamps and press to pick up the stamps.
Step 4 – Line up your transfer sheet and stamp the letters onto your wood. Let dry.
Step 5– Using your painter’s tape and the chalk pencil lines as a guide mark out thin lines. Then take your makeup wedge and stencil in the lines. Let completely dry and remove the tape.
Step 6 – Using your chalk season the entire board with the chalk and then remove with a cloth.
Step 7 – Water down some Fusion Chocolate and wipe across the back of the chalkboard to make a nice stained finish to the back of your chalkboard.
And your all done! Now you can have fun making up your menu plan for the week and share with the family!