Pick Your Plum Challenge ~ Menu Board

Menu sign

A few weeks ago, I received a a little surprise in the mail from my bloggy pal Janette.

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She and Ashley are hosting a Pick Your Plum link party with a chance to win a $25 PYP product box!!  If you have blogged about a PYP product or completed project, you can link it up the whole month of February!


You can learn more about Pick Your Plum on their Facebook page.

Anyways, when I first received my free challenge project, I thought,

“Holy Crap, what have I gotten myself into?!?”

Then, I calmed down and focused…

[In case you didn’t know, I’m a night crafter.  It is VERY difficult to get good pics at night, so I don’t have a step by step tutorial for you today.]

Menu Board

Here’s what my project morphed into!

I spray painted the metal with black chalkboard paint, spray painted the wood purple, glued one of my mustard resin mums onto the magnet, and mod podged away. 

I have some vintage sheet music (circa 1939) that I have been “saving” for the right project.  I have a tendency to collect, stash, and then NEVER use my coveted possessions.  Not today my friends!  (In all honesty, I had to seriously talk myself into cutting up the music for two straight days before I could actually do it.  C.R.A.Z.Y, I know, but I’m just keeping it real for ya.)

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Vintage just isn’t complete to me without a little cotton lace.  Oui?

Ok, ok, I just really like the look of it.

Do you blame me?

Menu sign

This little “Menu” sign is one of The Graphics Fairy’s bazillion FREE clipart images.  If you have never checked her out, NOW is the time to do so!  I printed it out on tagboard and inked the edges to give it the look I was going for.

Menu in Action

The menu board in action, with a clothespin to keep the dessert recipe handy.

Inspiration board

Originally, the title of the sheet music drew me in… “Do as Thou wilst with me, O Lord!”  I use the mum magnet to attach the “Menu” sign when I need a menu board or take it off when I need an inspiration board.  The kids actually stopped to read it and smiled. Smile

Bonus mom points!!


I’m Linking Up With A Few Of These Girls Too!


Love the menu chalkboard! I have been wanting to make one of those for quite sometime and congrats on your new addition! She is gorgeous :)Have a blessed week!

Oh wow! This might be my favorite craft I've seen done for this so far! I REALLY love how your menu board turned out! It's absolutely perfect! Good for YOU! I can only dream about being this crafty. :o)

You did an amazing job!! If you have to stay awake at night to create amazing things like this, then stick with it!! Picture play by play or not, it turned out AMAZING!! So thrilled to have you apart of this with me and thank you from the loving part of my heart for agreeing to be challenged!! XOXO

The Help!!!!! :)

From one night crafter to another-- GREAT JOB!!! The chalk board paint gets a thumbs up from me FO SHO!!!

Thanks for sharing.

LOOK AT YOU!!! What an awesome idea! My sister in law would LOVE that!

Oh I love love love this!! I have a hard time using some of my stuff too, for some odd reason I just prefer to hold on to it haha.

Love the vintage feel!

Ooooh....such a great idea to clip the recipe and have it all right there. I may need something like this to get me back into cooking. If it was all displayed cute like this I might actually want to make it! By the way, I got one of your cozies for my birthday last year (from Janette) and LOVE it...it is my fav!!! Super cute craft:)

This is gorgeous! I love the music, looks so nice! I am also a save stash and never use gal! Thanks for sharing!

This is really nice! I got a box full of goodies from PYP and it included this kit too. I made mine into a scripture board. Love the paper you used too!

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