It was about 90 degrees out.
And the print kept sliding around.
Fully intending to work on it very soon. It sat there a while.
Now she wanted to make a chalkboard out of a window.
Fate intervened and her cheap nature kicked in…why
that kind of looks like a window?
And the gal who made her kids carry
heavy lamps through thrift stores
discovered a window
on the back of the poppy print.
Here is how I made it…
- One print with a good solid frame that when turned over is made out of canvas or heavy-duty fabric that can be painted.
- Spray-paint chalkboard paint
- Homemade or purchased chalk paint (I used white, my recipe for chalk paint can be found here when I repainted my little white farmhouse table.
- Medium grit sandpaper
- Picture hanging wire and hooks for creating hanger on back
- Masking tape
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I love it! Your chalkboard window is great. I really like the sheet music wreath too. Have a great day! ~ Jamie
Emilia Bellflower says
Thank you for this great tutorial:) Just the perfect time as I was looking for the window frame idea to place it on top of my mantel.
Our Pinteresting Family says
What a great idea, Tanya! You are always thinking outside of the box. 🙂
Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap says
I guess it was your lucky day to find a window frame. Looks great witht he paper wreath
Kerry @ Made For Real says
Wow! Genius idea
Kadee Willow says
You are so funny, Tanya! I love your writing style! What dear children to help a mom out. Obviously, they are used to the drill. And the new project? Well, all I can say is that you're quite the clever girl!!
Love it! Very clever. I'm visiting from the blog hop; glad I did.
Holly Lefevre (504 Main) says
You are a genius! I love this idea and will be on the hunt for my own artwork that I can turn into a chalkboard window!
The Rosegarden in Malevik says
that´s a really great job 🙂
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Håkan ( The Roseman)
Love this chalkboard window! So cute, thanks for sharing.
Melissa Skidmore says
LOVE this idea! It turned out super cute! My girls have endured many a thrift store adventure themselves! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle
Kimberly Glinski says
Tanya, That turned out so cute! I have a pile like yours too. : )
Debra @ Homespun says
VERY Cute and VERY Creative and I wonder if the kids say to themselves " I hope Mom doesn't feel creative today ; it's too hot" LOL! funny story and post to enjoy! 🙂
Artsy Chicks Rule says
What a great idea! Love chalkboards!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Leslie Stewart says
What an awesome idea! I love it!
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Jenna LaFevor says
This is so cute! Love the look of it and I LOVE the wreath you put on it! Pinning! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-5.html
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof
THREE MANGO SEEDS says
I love chalkboards and I love paper wreaths so the both of these put together is fantastic! Thanks for sharing on ITS PARTY TIME! HUGS!
wow, beautiful as always tanya! so pretty!
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