Recently, I visited a lovely bakery on the Queen East strip called Bobbette & Belle. If you haven’t been there, I recommend it – their cupcakes and macaroons are to die for, and their wedding cakes look absolutely delectable. One of the things I loved most was the decor – very rustic tables, baking paraphernalia everywhere, desserts as far as the eye can see…a perfect place to sit, have a hot chocolate with torched marshmallow, and indulge.
While there, I saw something that completely caught my eye: a chalkboard in a lovely antique frame. This is, honestly, a genius idea. Having one in/near the kitchen would be a unique way to write notes, grocery lists, or just friendly reminders (as much as I love my “All out of…” pad, it’s admittedly not very environmentally friendly and frustrating when you run out before you’ve restocked…because you couldn’t remind yourself that you were all out of “All Out Of…”pad). While the Bobbette & Belle inspiration was framed in a vintage white frame, you can also take this idea and make it as modern as you’d like by either incorporating a clean, no design frame (black on black, if you want) or even a mirror frame for a really modern look.
This project is top of my “DIY to-do” list for whenever we move. It’s simple and affordable, and adds a touch of whimsy to your kitchen. Plus, it’s practical. Total winner.