Menu Holder Inspired by Mamie Jane's

by - June 19, 2011

I just loved the menu holder Jane from Mamie Jane's made a couple of weeks ago.  I knew I wanted to use the same menu image she used from the Graphics Fairy and when I came upon this letter holder on Friday, I knew it would be a perfect match:

I spray painted it pink and then used sandpaper to shabby up the edges.  Then I printed out my cafe and menu images and used some Distressed Ink to "age" them.  I used mod podge to glue them to each spot on the front.

Now I have the perfect spot to store our takeout menus!

Linking to: Between Naps on the Porch: Met Monday and the Graphics Fairy: Brag Monday.


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  1. Cute project! I think my grandmother had a piece similar to this in her kitchen. Using it for takeout menus is a good idea.

  2. AH!! SO cute. I love the Graphics Fairy. That's a great idea too...a collection on menus in a nice spot (instead of up on the fridge like mine). :-)

  3. This is a cute idea. Mine are hidden in a corner of the pantry.
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you'll come see the safari nursery.


  4. Hi Jeanine! Cute idea! What did you print those graphics out on? I'd love to try something like this. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a new follower! I just love meeting new blog friends and sharing creative idea! Looking forward to getting to know you! :)

    xoxo laurie

  5. Perfect! I just love it, and the graphics are wonderful! Love the pink:)

  6. It is a great idea we only have 2 menus and no one delivers. So it wouldn't get much use at my house.

  7. That's cute and a good idea! Do you have the link to Jane's?

  8. Thanks for stopping in to visit us. My mother had an organizer like yours that hung in our kitchen as long as I can remember. Good reuse of a vintage find.

  9. Oh, how cute! What a good idea :)

  10. Hi , It's Sharon from Sharon's Wannabe Cottage , If you see a tote you like , email me and I will make you one like it . .

  11. Oh, this is super-cute!! And I love the graphics on it!! They look fabulous!

  12. Very elegant - and I love the soft color too!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy to meet a new (to me) blogger!

  13. Doesn't Jane have the best ideas!! I call her McGuyver!

    Love your version...I agree with looks elegant!

  14. Hi Jeanine,
    Thanks for the shout out! I love your version, it's a great use for the old letter holder. I just love both the Menu and Cafe typography, it really does lend an elegant look to the piece.
    Now you have inspired me to go find one of those letter holders!!

  15. Hi Jeanine, thanks so much for your visit, it's so nice to meet you! I can't wait to take a look around your beautiful blog.




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