Upcycled Menu Board

Another roadside treasure!

This fabulous find was a table leaf. 

It is very old, has a rusty old hinge at the top and dowel 
pegs on one side to fit in as a table extension. 

I thought if I stood it up on one end...

and stapled a piece of cotton ribbon between the pieces, it would open only partially...

I thought it would make a great menu board.

So I taped off the part I wanted to make into a chalkboard...

and drew and painted on the word "menu", then distressed it a little.

Now everyone at my next barbecue will know what's on 
the menu!

Bon Appetit!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. What a cool idea and a great find!! Love it!

  2. Who would have thought of this? I love it and so unique. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Could you be any more creative?!?!?! I just love it! I need you to come drive around my neighborhood with me and help me see the treasures in the trash! Great job!!!!

  4. Susan, this is genius! I love that you saw the menu board from a drop leaf, my kind of girl.
    Your letter style is perfect too. Wonderful re loved project!

  5. You did such a great job ! Wow i love this !
    Would love a follow. Happy Monday !

  6. How creative! Very cool piece!

  7. Susan, it is fabulous and you are so smart! ♥O

  8. Chalk this one up to a creative mind (groan, I know) - it's just too cute. Enjoying my first visit to your blog.

  9. Too, too cute!!! What a good idea you came up with for your junking treasure. :-) Sue

  10. genius, Susan! i love the function and beauty of it.

    come visit soon.


  11. Awesome idea! I would have never thought about making that out of the table leaf. You are very creative.

  12. Love that you saw that in the table leaf! It's perfect and I'll bet we'll see this start popping up in the Pottery Barn catalog. :)

  13. So cute and simple!! I love it!!

  14. Very cute! I would love it if you joined my linky party going on right now, and I also have my Etsy swap still open from saturday and would love it if you joined.

  15. Really fun...and clever, like always :) Laurel

  16. Adorable idea!!

    I'm now your newest follower so I'll never miss another one of your great posts, and would love it if you would follow me, too!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  17. Another great project! Thank you for your sweet comment tonight on my blog!

  18. how fun, great for anytime, i can see this at a backyard bbq for sure! thanks for partying at Type A!

  19. Love that!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party...I'll be picking one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/04/marvelous-mess-9.html

  20. Great upcycle! If your serving ribs, I'm there!

  21. Yum, I'm hungry! You always make someones trash into treasure! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

  22. this is so cute! I love that. I want that in my house

    new follower!

  23. Stopping in from Tickled Pink... LOVE this! You have a new follower :-)

  24. stopping by from ticked pink to say you are a genius! This is amazing! Malia

  25. Love it! Please include the Chalk Talk party button in your post so you can be featured! :)

  26. I love this! I can't wait to look around your blog. Looks great!

  27. Hi Susan!

    I'm admiring all the chalkboard projects, right now. This was beyond creative! I might have to steal this idea! I'm off to look at more of your creativity :)

  28. Hi Susan~

    You are so welcome, I am proud to feature your great idea! Thank you so much for linking to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash, I so appreciate your creativity!! Another K.I.S.S. Blog Bash is going on today, please drop by & share more inspiration...

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  29. CUTE!!! I have the chalk board spray--is the paint easier to use? Have you tried the spray? Just curious!

    You got a new follower, would appreciate a follow back! Thanks!



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