I brought the frame home and spray painted the frame white since all the trim work in our kitchen is in white. Then MM cut a piece of luane board to fit the frame and painted it white also. I brought the glass in the house and used my glass etching creme and stencils to put "GROCERY LIST" on the glass. When we put the glass in the frame and then put the back on - the etching did not show up. MM thought if we (he) painted the top 1/3 of the back board black the etching would show up. So we did that and I hung the frame up in the kitchen.
By using a Vis-A-Vie water soluble marker I can write the my list on the glass and then, after I buy groceries, all I have to do is wipe the glass with a wet paper towel and it's all clean again. Well, I LOVED the ease of using the list - but I did not like the fact that you could not see the glass etching. It just looked like a picture frame with a white and black board in the back - not exactly the look I was going for.
See it hanging there on the wall between the pantry and the laundry room door? Just looks a little funny doesn't it? Well, I knew that I had to do something to fix that!
I thought about this, and thought. What could I use to "fix" it. You might say, Why didn't you take the back off and put scrapbooking paper on the top. Well, I thought about that, but MM thought he would do me a favor when he put the back on he would GLUE it on as well as nail it! There was no way to take the back off with tearing up the frame.
So, what to do. How about - STICKERS? Yep, good ole scrap booking stickers! I found some stickers in my scrap booking stash that had some flowers on them with the colors that are in the valance over the window and I found some letters that I thought would work - so I thought, "Why not? Let's try them!" I knew that if they didn't work out - I could always scrape them off and it wouldn't be any worse than it originally was.
Now, I didn't want everything to look real "formal", so I made sure the letters were not arranged straight - so, it's not a mistake - I'm too OCD for that! ;-).
If you look closely in these few pictures you can see the etching -
but you have to look real close!
Oh yes, there are the etched letters! Just not very easy to see. However, the stickers are perfect! They give some color and can be seen - so it's not just a "thing" hanging on the wall!
I keep the Vis-A-Vie on top of the frame - it's easy to grab and it doesn't fall off! You could always add some Velcro to hold it, but I don't find it necessary.
I really like my little Grocery List board. It didn't turn out as I had originally planned, but that's okay. Sometimes the best things in life aren't planned.
What do you think of my little board? Do you think I made Lemonade out of lemons, or do you think it's still a lemon? Come on - you know you want to tell me - but let's play nice please!
Have a great weekend everyone! I'll "see" you Monday with Monday Menu's!