Thursday, June 7, 2012

Vintage Chalkboard Window

This week has been chalkboard week at my house.  Tonight I'm rolling out the second one.

I have a sweet friend that hooked me up with some awesome window frames.

(The frame in the center was recently remade into a chalkboard.  You can see it here.)

Anyway, it's not everyday that I run across arched window frames. This one was begging for a chalkboard.

So I started by painting it Provence.

I had the hubster cut a board to fit and I painted it with chalkboard paint.

It was only fitting that I put some kind of quote on it before taking it into the shop.   So I tried this one.

Love the quote, but I'd say the lettering was a failure!
That's the beauty of a chalkboard - erase and try again.

I found inspiration from this piece of chalkboard art, so I sat in the floor and whipped this out.

Ok, I'm in love now!  

I'm thinking this one may stay at the house a while!  
It's only appropriate that it displays with the adorable trike that I bought this weekend.  My grandsons are going to love that!

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suzyq said...

That is just gorgeous Cyndi!!!
I have an arched wood frame from an old hutch that I may try this on - ( it's warped and will not go back on the hutch properly so I just have it leaning on a mirror - but this would be perfect )
Beautiful Job!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic idea, and this chalkboard looks great!

lynn said...

oh, cyndi, i love your artwork!! i have the twin to your window, but, don't have the talent to do the artwork--just awesome:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that arched top, Cyndi! You find such great frames for these projects. I was even thinking what a great sign it would make. You know, for someone who has a booth. ; ) Your chalk lettering is much better than mine. I just rewrote on mine when I moved it into my kitchen. If I decide to make a permanent text, I might just get stencils and paint it.

chateau chic said...

Awesome chalkboard. LOVE the arched frame!
Mary Alice

Okio B Designs said...

Your frame makeover is delicious! Love the color you chose! Coming over from The Shabby Nest and your newest follower. =)


Twice Nice said...

Love it! That arched frame is gorgeous!

Decor & Harmony said...

Love these and the words you put on them :) Have a great weekend!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That curved frame was just begging for a cute chalkboard!

Full Circle Creations said...

What a great repurpose!

Nicole Estes said...

Love this. I just pinned it and thank you for linking up at :)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Thanks for linking to Shabbilicious Friday Cyndi. I adore this arched frame and it it perfect for the chalkboard.

Kelley @ said...

Hi! Visiting from tt&j. How gorgeous! I love your chalkboard window! So so pretty.. and the saying is too cute!

If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party.. its going on now :)

Korrie Bastian said...

Love love love! The chalkboard art you chose is perfect...and I may be stealing it shortly ;-)

Decorating Insanity said...

So cute. I love it!! Thanks for linking up to furniture friday. xoxo...mONICa

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

wow! love your chalkboard and you did a great job with the art on it! My chalkboards would sell so much quicker if I could to that!
love the trike too!


susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Nice Job! Your board turned out great!

Kammy's Korner said...

great job! Those are awesome frames!

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

This is too cute~ thanks for linkin up~ Hope to see you again tomorrow!

Sherry said...

Adorable! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

You have some really awesome projects and I'm enjoying looking through your blog. I'm now following and I will add your blog to my sidebar list of favourite so I can keep up to date.