I bought an inexpensive mirror for this chalkboard. The frame was originally dark brown (sorry, no before pics) and I painted the it white. I wanted to tie in with our cabinets and contrast against the black chalkboard. Then, I painted the mirror with a few layers of Rustoleum ChalkBoard spray paint. This spray paint is amazing! I tried using other chalkboard paint from the craft store and it was much harder to apply with a brush... it's hard to prevent brush strokes. Using the spray paint was so easy and quick! It really is that easy, tape off your area, add a few layers of spray paint and then allow to dry. Then you can write on it with chalk! I love the fact that this could be a menu or anything else you want, like a place for a grocery list or just doodling for fun... and you can change it up whenever you feel like it.
I had originally planned to put this menu on the side of the fridge with magnets, but then I decided to hang it on the wall near our kitchen table and I think it works for now. We still have a lot more real decorating to go in the kitchen, but at least this is a step in the right direction! ;) Plus, hopefully this will motivate me to meal plan more consistently!