Sunday, August 5, 2012

Grateful and a Chalkboard Window

School starts for me tomorrow, though kids don't come back for three weeks.  The next three weeks will be a flurry of get-ready stuff.  So I've tried to spend the past week getting some projects finished and ready for the shop.

A few months ago my husband found some vintage wooden windows and brought them home.  They weren't anything fancy, but they were free!


I had already used one for a creative project (seen here) and it sold the day I took it into the shop!  So I decided to do something similar to this one.

I started by using my Silhouette to cut a transfer of some birds. Then I added a phrase from one of my favorite songs and applied the vinyl to the back of the window.

I taped off the bottom window, applied a spray-on primer, and painted it with chalkboard paint.


I need to put hangers on it and it's ready to take to the shop.


I wonder how long this one will last?


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19 comments:

Suzanne said...

It won't last a day either! Too cute.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Cyndi! That vinyl graphic just makes the piece!

Twice Nice said...

Bet it was sold the moment you posted about it in someone's mind! I love it!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh it won't last long at all! Very sweet! ... And it's too early to go back to school!

Debby said...

Oh I love what you did. How cute. Good luck in school It has to be hard to go back 3 weeks before the kids do.

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

I just gave away a bunch of vintage window frames just like that. Wish I'd seen this post first! Very neat idea. :)

cathy@my1929charmer said...

It wouldn't last long if I was in your shop. Really cute! Love the combo of chalk paint and pretty on top. Very cute! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

Stephanie Hill said...

Oh, I really like this! I've found so many projects that I need to do. I NEED a Silhouette!!! Thanks for sharing! :D

~Stephanie @ LadyWithTheRedRocker.com

Julie said...

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

It's All Connected said...

It would be gone already if I was in your area! Love it! ~ Maureen

suzyq said...

This is beautiful! What a great idea :)

Michele said...

I'd be surprised if it lasted more than a day. It turned out great.

Carrie said...

I love this idea! It is beautiful!

Christine said...

Cyndi.... this is FABULOUS!!! WOW!! Original + BEAUTIFUL!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Debt Free Mommy said...

Not long, I'd bet! It's beautiful. I'd love to hang one in my house. Thanks for linking up with Making Space Mondays! I hope we see you back again soon. -Tabitha

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

I have a lot of windows like this, you've inspired me to do something with mine. :)

thanks!
gail

Herb said...

That window can last for a longer period if you’ll gonna be careful enough in using the chalkboard. I hope you placed very tight hangers that will prevent the window from falling. It might hurt anyone that will be cut by the glass. I hope you’re enjoying the use of this chalkboard now. :)

[ Herb Koguchi ]

Roxie Tenner said...

If it’s in your shop, I bet it won’t last long before someone will readily grab and buy this one. You breathed new life into the old window with the chalkboard, and how you re-designed this is absolutely spectacular! Well, I can see you’re very crafty and I think whoever bought this will enjoy the beauty it can add to where they’ll place this. :)

-Roxie Tenner-

Arthur Bryant said...

A window turned into a chalkboard will be a great design for a library or a study room inside your house. You can also place this inside your kid's room, especially when they're already starting to learn how to write their name. This is a great design and a-must-do-craft for those DIY-ers that have sticks of old windows at their basement. However, when you're about to install your windows on your rooms, make sure that you place it properly or you may seek professional help for the work to be done.

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