What’s on the Menu with BasicGrey


The unfinished wood section of your local big box craft store is a great place to find unique and inexpensive home decor projects. I recently found this fun chalkboard frame at mine for only $1, and right away I thought what a cute menu board this would make, dressed up in BasicGrey’s new Barista collection.
AudreyPettit BG Barista MenuBoardI absolutely adore the colors and prints in Barista, and how all the black and white accents really play up the chalkboard theme. And seriously, what could be more perfect for a menu board than this fun food-related line?

AudreyPettit BG Barista MenuBoard2Altering wooden frames is always a fun project, and it’s really easy, too. I simply adhered thin strips of patterned paper to the edges of the frame, then made a pretty topper from a couple of layers of contrasting papers and one of the larger Barista journaling cards, trimmed down to fit my space.

AudreyPettit BG Barista MenuBoard3You can use your tape runner to adhere the papers, or almost any adhesive will do. But my favorite glue for adding paper to raw wood is Therm O Web’s SuperStik Glue Stick. Gives you a nice uniform coating of adhesive over the entire surface, and holds firm. Then a light sanding along the sides with a sanding tool or nail file removes the excess paper and seals the edges.

AudreyPettit BG Barista MenuBoard4You can find more details on today’s project over at the BasicGrey blog. And I’ll link you to the products used below.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a super wonderful weekend!

BasicGrey Barista Collection
Latte 12×12 Paper

Hot Chocolate 12×12 Paper

Chai 12×12 Paper

Journaling Card Sheet

Element Stickers

Title Stickers

Chip Alphas

Die Cut Frames

Buttons, Sequins & Twine Pack Buttons, Sequins & Twine Pack

Therm O Web SuperStik Glue Stick

17 thoughts on “What’s on the Menu with BasicGrey

  1. This must be the cutest menu board ever. Love the papers. The chalkboard itself is terrific with the paper on the wooden frame. These colors are just perfect. Any menu would sound good on this board.

  2. This is fantastic! The layering is spot on and I love that color palette. (It’s taken me awhile to get on the yellow and gray bandwagon, but I’m very much on it now!) What time’s dinner! πŸ˜‰

  3. What an awesome project, Audrey!!! Love the mix of colors and patterns! A chalkboard is just perfect to decorate for this beautiful line by Basic Grey!!!

  4. HI Audrey!
    BG always come up with the best names for their collections and you always create the best projects to show case them so perfectly!
    Thanks my Friend~

  5. Oh my lordy, lordy… you’ve gotta know how MUCH I love this barista collection!!! One of my faves ever! And wow what you’ve done with it…such a great idea – cute little blackboard slate…just enough to show of this collection and just enough to be able to write!

  6. Being able to look at that blank canvas and come up with this darling project is why you are such a design master my friend. This will look so cool in the kitchen. πŸ™‚

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