Thrifty DIY Menu Board

It all started with a trip to Habitat for Humanity Restore...
After several visits, I found the perfectly aged window for only $5!!! Score! This is 40" by 40" to fill a huge empty wall in the kitchen.


And here she is after: Total project cost for this awesome art was only $10!
Window: $5
Picture Hangers: $2.25
Scrapbook paper and hangers: $3



Just wanted to show the detail of the paper. Its those little details that make a girl happy :)


28 comments:

Tasha said...

This is so cute! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
P.S.I am your newest follower!!
Tasha
www.dotdotdotthis.blogspot.com

Katie @ Not Just Decorating said...

Thanks Tasha. I'm following your blog too. I love seeing all the great ideas on everyone's blogs :)
Katie

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Oh I love old windows! This is such a great use for them. Thanks for sharing it!

Traci said...

I love this idea! Turned out super cute - it really looks great. Can I come and join you for supper, what's on your menu looks delicious! I am also a new follower!

Decorchick! said...

That is so cute Katie I love it!! Thanks for telling me about your blog. Can't wait to see what else you come up with! :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just found your blog from Decorchick's comments...love what you did with the window! Now I'll go and become a follower!

- Brittany said...

Wow Katie! That is fabulous. I love it. And good for you for not giving up on finding the perfect window ;-). Thanks for sharing.

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Kari @ Beautiful Inspirations said...

Hi Katie,

I love the menu board! What a great idea.

Thanks for reading my blog. I love meeting new people :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is fabulous, I love it! Thanks so much for stoppin by today!
Take care
kristin

christine said...

The window menu board is darling. I so need to get myself to a Redo store and find this for myself!

malia said...

hi... i'm your newest follower via ww-- LOVE this. hope you'll consider linking up tomo at "a crafty soiree" every thursday. cheers! malia
www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Kristin said...

How cool!!!

I'm your newest follower on WW!

Kristin :)
Keenly Kristin

Jami said...

LOVing this idea! Can't wait to check your other crafty ideas!
smiles~

Stacie said...

Great JoB! LoVe the little hangers for your aprons too! Thanks for sharing! BTW...I featured it here:

http://thecreativecrate.blogspot.com/2010/09/old-window-dry-erase-menu-board.html

Thanks again! :)

Kara said...

So so so cool!!! Love this!!!


kara @ www.mineforthemaking.com

oops! said...

I have a good friend who has a lot of these windows, and I sent her your post and she sent it to her daughters, so thanks for sharing your talent!!!! Now they have some great ideas of what to do
with theirs! Love them all!

Teauna said...

I love this! I have a bunch of old windows! This would be perfect considering I just kitchen re-do and that's where I spend the majority of my time! Thanks for the fabulous idea! You're great! :)

xoxo
Teauna
www.fromcupboardtocupboard.blogspot.com

Mary said...

LOL! I Just found a bunch of old windows during a junk run yesterday! And now I have a great idea what to do with them! Thanks so much for the insperation!

Mary
thedecorativepaintbrush.blogspot.com

Nicole Jennings said...

What a great use for an old window! I love it.

Amy Meyer said...

Fabulous! I love it! Such a cute idea and I love the price! Thanks for the inspiration!
Amy
crazycraftbugs.blogspot.com

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Wow. So clever! Love this upcycle! I am hosting a link party on my blog this coming weekend about words/quotes (The Weekend Word Search). Please consider stopping by! Your project would be a great addition.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Gorgeous! Clever and gorgeous. I would never have thought to do something like that with an old window.

I am lovin' your blog! Come by and visit sometime over at Free 2 Be Frugal.

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

This is genius. I have one of those old windows -- that I love -- but had no idea what to do with it. Thanks!

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heidi said...

Love this idea....I'll save to my "PROJECTS" folder! Thanks!
Heidi

Amanda said...

Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) You can see the feature here
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-kitchen-craft-ideas/

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Livin' In Duckville said...

What a great idea! This is sooo cute! I have a 6 pane window with a mirror behind it in my kitchen. I only have a window in my door & it's dark. I wanted something to reflect light. Love old paned windows. Saw a french door turned sideways & hung in a living room with family pictures in it. That was cute too.

Rolly Corvin said...

Making a DIY menu board using an old window is so cool! Did you come up with this idea by yourself? I have also recycled an old window and made it into a sort of display casing for my nephew's artwork. Simple as it is, I am very proud of it. :)

Rolly Corvin

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