Holiday Home Series: Christmas Menu Board Tutorial


Welcome back to The Holiday Home Series.  





In the dining room, I usually have a round black mirror over the buffet.  I moved it into the living room when I decorated our Christmas mantle.
To fill in the space I used an old mirror I had stashed away to create a Christmas menu board.
Here is what it looked like when I brought it up from the dungeon (also known as my storage room).





I gave the frame a quick coat of Krylon primer and my very favorite Krylon Cherry Red Spray paint, the same color I used for the Christmas Highchair.







After the frame dried, I applied Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint from the can, directly onto the glass mirror. They sell a primer that is recommended for adhesion but to be honest, I skipped that step and it turned out great.  





It was a little early to decide on the Christmas dinner menu so, I hand wrote the lyrics to one of my favorite Christmas carols for the interim. 





Since we have a faux tree, I like to use fresh greens throughout the house for the fresh pine scent of Christmas.




In this case, I picked up a basic fresh pine wreath and embellished it with glittered snowflakes from the Country Living Ornament Collection at Kmart.  
I bought every last snowflake at The Dollar Tree so for this project,
 I had to resort to the $2 snowflakes at Kmart.




My plan is to display our Christmas greeting cards around the menu board using double sided tape.  
Hopefully, in the age of the internet, we will get a few.

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Merry Christmas,

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13 comments:

  1. I love reading your decorating ideas every morning when I am getting ready!! You show people you can make a million dollar idea on an dollar tree budget! Love ya! xoxo, and I did send a card in the actual mail with a stamp;)

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  2. You are SOOO Talented!!! LOVE it!!

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  3. Stunning! I love the red and white together. Feel free to share this at my Show & Tell link party.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

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  4. It really did turn out great!! I painted over a mirror with chalkboard paint earlier this year and we just love it.

    Happy Holidays!

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  5. Loved your red high chair and I love your red menu board just as much. Fantastic ideas, and I may just paint my vintage high chair red, too!
    Thanks for all the inspiring ideas and beautiful photos!
    Pam http://cubcreekart.weebly.com/

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  6. Absolutely love the transformation of the mirror. The bold color is so striking!!

    Just started following your blog!!
    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwest.blogspot.com

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  7. What an awesome idea to write the lyrics! Love it!

    karianne

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  8. Love, love, love this idea! I am soo repurposing an old picture I have into this very thing! Do you get nervous about the glass breaking at all when you are writing on it?

    xo Kristle
    http://www.willblogforbeauty.com

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  9. Sarah I adore the use of the blackbaord as a backdrop to the Christmas wreath. Your dining room looks spectacular.

    I'd love it if you could link this project up with my Simply Christmas Inspiration party at
    http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday_09.html

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  10. I love the color of your walls. Would you mind sharing what brand of paint you used and also the name of the color.
    Thanks,
    Maria

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    1. Hi Maria, thank you, the color is Crevecouer by Martha Stewart. Best ,Sarah

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  11. Hi Sarah! I featured your chalkboard frame on my blog today! : ) Here's a link:

    http://www.chickabug.com/blog/2012/12/chalkboard-decor-christmas.html

    Thank you for the inspiration!

    Heather

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