Young and Crafty Sisters: Chalkboard Window Pane

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Chalkboard Window Pane

 

Window Pane Chalkboard

 

I’ve mentioned a few times that I have a boyfriend (Chris is his name) and if you follow me on Instagram (hannahyoungandcrafty) then you’ve seen him in a few pictures. Little did I know when I started dating him just how crafty he was. I wish I could take credit for this project but I only helped a little. You know, by providing my expertise Winking smile

 

What you will need:

Chalkboard spray paint

Window pane

Sand paper

Paint (if you are repainting)

Painters tape

 

We went antiquing and found this window pane for $10. If you’ve been antiquing lately then you know that this is a super steal! Some window panes are $50+!!

 

Window pane 1

 

Originally, we were going to give it a fresh coat of white and then rough it up. But why mess with something that is already white and chippy? The plan was to turn the entire window into a chalkboard.

 

Window Pane 2

 

Chris used my hand sander and really roughed up the edges. I love how chippy and worn down it turned out.

 

Window Pane 3

 

Along the way, Chris had the bright idea to leave a “border” around the chalkboard. So we taped off around the edges. I say we here because I did help tape!

 

Window Pane 4

 

Since we used chalkboard spray paint, we cut up some old Trader Joes bags to cover the frame.

 

Window Pane Chalkboard 1

 

Spray several coats of the chalkboard spray paint. We pulled the paper and tape off while it was still a little wet.

 

Window Pane Chalkboard 2

 

Let it dry for several days.

 

Window Pane Chalkboard 3

 

Next, take some chalk and turn it sideways to “cure” it.

 

Window Pane Chalkboard 4

 

Then you can write away!

 

Window Pane Chalkboard 7

 

Chris attached D ring hooks to each side for hanging.

 

Window Pane Chalkboard 5

 

And I think it turned out pretty fabulous. It’s the perfect addition to this one weird wall he has in his kitchen.

 

Window Pane Chalkboard 8

 

Window Pane Chalkboard 6

 

Have you worked with chalkboard spray paint before?

 

Hannah Signature

 

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