We recently finished a large chalkboard menu for Neptune Pizza & Subs. They liked the look of hand-written menus, but were concerned about the durability of chalk paint. We suggested using a painted chalkboard panel with vinyl lettering, and only using chalk paint for the prices (so easy to update!) We salvaged the hand-painted cutouts from an old menu, and were able to incorporate them in the new design.
This was a very fun project, we are itching to make more!