Blog Link Party and Framed Menu Board or To Do List Tutorial

Today’s blog link party is sponsored by Lowes.

This month, Lowes challenged their creative team to make a project using the Pantone Color of the Year.

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Pantone announced that the color of the year is Radiant Orchid. I don’t have a lot of pinks or purples in my home, but this color makes a fun accent color, and I thought a framed menu board will be perfect in my kitchen this spring! If you’re not big on menu planning, you could turn this into a calendar, a shopping list or a to-do list. The options are endless! Here is how I made it:

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1. Grab a frame. I painted a regular brown frame the fun Radiant Orchid.

2. I cut a few paint swatches to the size I wanted them to be and then rounded the corners.

framed menu board 23. I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the frame I was using by tracing the glass.

4. Then I placed the paint swatches where I wanted them to be and glued them down with a glue stick.

framed menu board 35. Next, I took my Zink hAppy machine (love this thing!) and I made labels for each day of the week.

6. Lastly, put it in the frame and call it good!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lowes.


Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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