Sunday, March 7, 2010

An overdue project

Most times I have the best of intentions. Lots of decorative or craft ideas floating around in my currently jumbled brain, but not many that actually present themselves as a tangible object. I'd like to be "crafty" but can't seem to make it happen that often.

This weekend's sunshine and warmer temps here in the Northeast must have turned the key in my head and set a few things straight. I've had an old window sitting in our barn since last summer, when Hubby replaced all 21 windows in our super old house. Inspired by my lovely friend Aimee, I wanted to re-purpose the window into a chalk board for my kitchen. There sat the window, for almost 8 months, as well as the chalkboard spray paint and red spray paint for the frame. During Saturday's "my time" (a.k.a. the kids' naptime) I dusted off the cobwebs and got to work.

Here's the window before:

And here she is, in all her glory:

Hubby helped my nervous self by sanding the wood a little and doing the first coat of red, and then I broke loose and finished her up. Four red coats and four chalkboard paint coats later, and the project was complete!


Kara Stoltzfus said...

i have inspirations to do the same. even paint an entire wall (in a kid friendly area) with chalkboard paint for the kids.

love it.

Aimee said...

Love it! Great job Beth! I'm so proud! :)

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love it! Now I want one! Thanks for sharing!

AMANDA said...

It looks great, Beth. :)

Ruth Velez said...

Looks pretty awesome. Good job.

Diane Peifer said...

What a fabulous idea! Did you put wood in the middle or paint right on the glass?