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.
I 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?
Altering 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.
You 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.
You can find more details on today’s project over at the BasicGrey blog. And I’ll link you to the products used below.
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BasicGrey Barista Collection
Latte 12×12 Paper