Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mirror Menu Board - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

I was going to turn this mirror into a chalkboard so I could use it to write a menu out when I had friends over but I saw this great idea on Pinterest to just write on the mirror!

The one on Pinterest was for a wedding reception and they had the bride and groom's name on it with the wedding date.  I decided to use that same idea for a menu board!

They used a white dry erase marker but I used a white paint pen that I got at Michaels Craft Store. I found the pen up by the checkout behind locked doors (in case you are looking all over the store for one like I did). It was only about $7.  

The best part is that it just wipes off easily with a paper towel and some Windex!


I used a stencil for the "Menu" at the top and wrote the menu items out free hand...although my handwriting is not the best...

It actually took a couple tries before it looked somewhat acceptable.

I find THE BEST ideas on Pinterest! My daughter even loved this one!  The possibilities are endless for what you can use this for.  Special messages for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.  A special "I Love You", Happy ___ (whatever the holiday is), Candy Bar, Cocktail Bar and I could go on and on but the best part is you can just wipe it clean and still have the mirror which looks a lot better than a least in my house anyway!

Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 

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Unknown said...

What a fantastic idea Cindy !
I have chalk pens here - I suppose they would work just as well !
Thanks for the idea - and for the party
Have a wonderful weekend

Unknown said...

What a fantastic idea Cindy !
I have chalk pens here - I suppose they would work just as well !
Thanks for the idea - and for the party
Have a wonderful weekend

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!!


joannabri said...

What a beautiful menu board! Much prettier then my chalk board pantry door. :-) Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

chalk pens are such fun :) love the mirror! have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

Cindy, that's a great idea to just write on the mirror. Thanks for hosting.

Joy Junktion said...

Besides the fact that it looks pretty, I love the idea of being able to change it so easily! Great idea and yes, Pinterest is a great place for inspiration! Blessings, Cindy


Thank you for the party.
Have a lovely weekend ahead.

Elaine said...

Cool idea! Much more elegant than a chalkboard!

Unknown said...

Opps! Mirror Mirror on the wall..what’s the Menu for all! Simple and elegant!


CD Loken said...

Your mirror is GORGEOUS, Cindy! I love the idea of using it to write a daily menu or special note! Thank you so much for hosting! Have an awesome weekend!

Jean | said...

Cindy, you show us the most marvelous decorating ideas here! I need to study the possibilities one day and pick out three, including this menu board mirror, to actually do before the end of summer!

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

Your mirror turned out wonderful! What a sweet touch when you are entertaining. Definitely a conversation piece! I love pinterest too. I don't know where everyone gets their clever ideas because I sure don't come up with them. I need lots of help in that department. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely weekend! Diane

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello cute lady! Thank you for hosting such a amazing party! Please join us at our party. We Pin and Tweet Everything! Lou Lou Girls

Jennelise said...

Gorgeous menu board! I love it!

The Charm of Home said...

Thanks for hosting Cindy!

Dream Mom said...

Wow, that's so pretty! I love that idea! I made a chalkboard a few years back from an ornate frame that I got at Goodwill a few years ago; I think it was $2.99 or so and used the white paint I had on hand and it turned out fantastic and I still use it today. I've seen some for sale with ornate frames for around $80. I love writing on the mirror though...looks very fresh and pretty. Your handwriting looks fine. You have such a talent for making things so feminine and romantic.

Melissa said...

Thanks for hosting Cindy!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Glad to see you doodling
I like this idea and I may just
have a pen to use in the studio