Young and Crafty Sisters: 01/25/15

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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