WELCOME FRIENDS………. Today I am sharing a project that is fun and very useful vintage window chalkboard project.
I have been wanting to do this project for over 6 months but just didn’t seem to get it all together until about 3 weeks ago.
I found this old window at our local salvage yard
Whenever I have a DIY project idea that includes a vintage item, the salvage shop is where I head.
Old Window (the size you like)
Plastic to protect the floor
Rags to clean the window
The window I used measures 28″ W x 39″H, and still had the hardware, which I really like. The dust was free. HaHa!
Prepping the Window
First thing is to get the window cleaned up on both sides.
Painting the glass
Once clean and dry I got out my chalkboard paint and stir it well.
I used black chalkboard paint. You will have plenty of paint left over for other projects
The brush is used for the edges of this project
I used a small disposable roller to get a smooth look.
After allowing the final coat to dry for at least 4 hours then it is time to season your chalkboard.
This keeps the chalkboard from ghosting. It is best to go all directions and coat well with the chalk
This is messy so be prepared to vacuum up the chalk remnants.
Once coated with chalk then wipe off and your chalkboard is now ready to use. Now the fun begins.
Applying Your Design
Deciding on what I wanted on my board and then the design took me the longest.
I decided to do a WELCOME sign to put on my front porch to greet Family & Friends.
I started out with this, but I wasn’t liking the way I had drawn the HOME.
That is the great thing about your chalkboard design, you can always redo or change it.
As you can see in my photos below I changed the HOME writing.
I will be using the chalkboard inside the house at some point. For now, I like it on the porch.
I like the look and I think it gives my porch a welcoming look
I plan on designing a message on the back side as well, then all I will need to do is flip between the two.
Do you think a chalkboard would look nice in your house? Give it a try I think you will enjoy changing the designs.
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