Every week, I make a menu for the upcoming week's meals. I make my grocery list based on those meals and then post what the choices are for the week. It's a great way to stay on budget and be organized at the same time. I've always used a chalkboard to post the menu for my family, but thought it would be really fun to make a board using the vintage plaster pin letters I found recently at an estate sale, rather than writing it out each week. And, a bonus is that I moved the chalkboard to the front porch for messages and greetings. I love how tidy the new menu board looks.
To make it, I purchased a new cork board and a tiny can of spray paint. I also went to my fabric stash and selected a fabric that I liked for this project.
I spray painted the frame (covering the inner corkboard with newspaper first). After the paint dried, I cut the fabric about 1/4" bigger than the cork, all around, and pushed it under the painted frame. I used my stovetop scraper to push the fabric under the frame, but a thin, dull knife would work well too. I made sure all edges were snugly tucked under the frame.
And now, we're all set!