Conversion Chart DIY – Free Printable

Hey guys!!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  I spent mine in San Antonio with my two oldest girls for a cheer competition.  I now lack hearing and sleep, but I did have a fun time with my girls!

I have had this next little project in my head for sometime.  I remember how bad I want it just about every time I cook.  I always find myself grabbing my phone for google right in the middle of a recipe.  So… I fixed that little problem today!

Here is how my Conversion Chart turned out…

conversion chart free printable

I made this super easy for you guys!  First, you will need to print off the free conversion chart below!  Love me a free printable!  This is a 4×6″ printable so you can also just put it in a 4×6 frame if you don’t feel like doing the whole shabang.  Just click the photo below and then click print from your top browser bar.  Easy peasy.

free printable chalkboard conversion chart

Just print it off and cut it out with scissors!

free printable kitchen chart

I used a 1×8″ whitewood scrap for this project.  You can buy a 4′ piece of whitewood at the hardware store for around $5 and make 8 of these!

You will cut a 5″ piece from the board like this…

wood conversion chart

For those of you that don’t have a saw, this is the one that I started out with before moving up to my big girl saw.  It can easily cut through projects like this one and so many more on our site!

I also like to sand my corners and edges of my wood like this.  This is also very easy to do!  You can use a small hand block with 220 grit sandpaper and have it done in minutes!

how to sand wood

I love the look of rustic, stained wood so I went with 1 coat of my OH SO Fav!  You can find this stuff at Lowe’s!

Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Early American

rust-oleum early american

Rust-Oleum’s wood stain is the bomb!  It takes only 1 coat to achieve your color, and it dries in under an hour.  You really can’t beat it!  And guess what??  They have some new colors hitting the shelves really soon… Ash and I got to test them out last week and we know you guys are going to LOVE them!!  Here we are in North Carolina getting our hands dirty… So fun!

Shanty Sisters

After that dries you can add your cup hooks!  I was a little giddy to find silver ones at Target!

silver cup hooks

I put 4 in the bottom of my board like this…

cup hooks

Now to add my printable!  I used silver furniture tacks to hold mine in place.  You can find these at the hardware stores and craft stores!  Just use a hammer to nail them down on your corners like this…

nail heads

I originally planned on adding magnets to mine, but I was worried about the weight of the spoons.  I already have a slight obsession with command strips, so my second choice was obvious!

command strips

I used 2 on the back of my board, and attached mine to my fridge.  When I do decide to take it down, these babies leave no mess behind.  Love them.

That is it!  Want to see some finished pics??

kitchen conversion chart free printable

free printable conversion chart

chalkboard conversion chart

conversion chart free printable

free printable - kitchen conversion

Hope you LOVE it as much as I do!!  I would love for you to share this project and PIN it to your peeps below!  You guys are great and I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks so much!

~Whitney

  • Eileen Cicutti

    Thanks sooo much for the free printable! Im lazy so I skipped all the steps and printed the chart onto a 5’7” piece of wood. Love it :)

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  • Shasta Brown

    I just found this and I know exactly what I will be doing for the next hour. YAY!!!! I love it!!!

  • Candy Gritter

    I made mine today using a 5×7 unfinished, beveled edge board from AC Moore that I paid $2 for. No cutting or sanding needed. Stained it and was done in less than 30 minutes with drying time included. Love it! Thanks for the free printable!

  • Michelle Skillern

    How wonderful, Thank you!!! I’m going to make one for each of my girls!

  • Sarah Lynn

    Love this!! Ideal for the fridge!

  • Nahir Figueroa

    Wich is the name of the fotn? I adore it

  • jessica

    SOOOOOOO cute!! I just made this and absolutely LOVE it! Thank you so much for all your posts!! You are my #1 favorite website!

  • Chaney

    I love this! Definitely printing and putting it up somewhere in my kitchen. I’m just like you – I always have to google the conversion!

    P.S. How’d you hide the command strips when you hung it? Don’t you need to access the tabs to pull them off cleanly?

  • Kim @ Plumberry Pie

    Thank you, thank you! I always need this info too and I am hoarder of command strips – love em!! :) Look forward to following along! Have a great week.

  • http://twitter.com/day2daySuperMom Marcy

    I featured your printable on my blog today ~ beautiful work! =) You can see it here if you’d like: http://day2daysupermom.blogspot.com/2013/04/sisterhood-saturday-free-printables-to.html

  • ChristalSlaughter

    What kind of saw did u use???? it didnt show up

  • amy moore

    LOVE this project. My sister got me some adorable owl measuring spoons and this would be the prefect way to display them! Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/phoenix.barresse Phoenix Skye Barresse

    Love it! I’m always doing a search on my phone for conversions. I’m going to laminate this and stick it on my fridge. :)

  • Kris

    Hi there! What kind of saw did you use before you got your big girl saw? It doesn’t show up on the screen? Thanks!

  • Kathleen Bell

    Really awesome! Thanks for the printable.

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      You’re welcome!!! Glad you like it!

  • Cari Morgan

    So fun! So useful! This easy peasy project has “gifts” written all over it! Did you print your conversion chart on regular cardstock or did you use photo paper? Thanks for always making me look good on the holidays – ha!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Haha! No problem! I used card stock! :-)

      Sent from my iPad

  • http://simplygoud.blogspot.ca/ Audrey

    This is fantastic! VERY useful and VERY pretty! Great combination :)
    Thank you for the printable!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Audrey!!!

  • [email protected]

    I absolutely LOVE this!!!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      So glad! Enjoy!! ;-)

  • Mindi Carwin

    This is so cute! I love everything about it! Thank you for the fun printable!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Mindi!! ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mardel.hartzel Mardel Hartzel

    does any one know to grams into cups or teaspoon

  • Laura C

    This is awesome ! Thank you for the image!! I can never remember these little things.

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      So happy you like it :-)

  • http://twitter.com/Hip2Thrift Iuliana Blakely

    Totally wanna do this now. I’ve lived in the US for 3 years, but I am still not used to the american measurements, me being from Europe and such. The printable is just adorable!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you!! ;-)

    • Midsommarflicka

      Even if you’re still in Europe you could use this. At least when you’re (like me) reading a lot of american blogs where they’re writing down all their funny measurements… ;)

  • [email protected]

    Love this!!! Thanks for sharing! Now I can replace the ugly (but handy) magnet on the side of my fridge.

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Great!! Happy to help… Enjoy ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kay.farleymayfield Kay Farley Mayfield

    Where did you get your measuring spoons?

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Target!

  • http://www.facebook.com/katiebenne Kate Benne

    Great idea and it looks very sweet. One question though – im guessing your tablespoon measures are 15ml?? Im in Australia and use 20ml for a lot of recipes so all the conversions would be out :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/lynnssouthernheart Lynn’s Southern Heart

    I Love this…thank you so much…this looks like a craft I could do! Plus I’m the same with having to look up the conversions on my phone too. Thank you so much for this <3

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much!! So glad you like it! :-)