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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  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;)

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

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

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

  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!

  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!

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

    Just started following your blog!!

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


  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

  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

  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.

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

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

    Thank you for the inspiration!



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