Chalkboard Window~

Hanging in my laundry room is a chalkboard I made from an old window. 

A few houses back (we have moved a few times) a friend of ours came for dinner and brought me that window. I love old windows and doors. He was working for a construction firm in downtown Vancouver that renovated old homes. He saved this one from the dumpster and gave it to me. I was thrilled that he knew I would love that window. For the longest time it hung in my dining room. 

When we moved to Virginia we promised our girls that they could each have their own room. After we arrived I got busy painting and fixing up their rooms. Our youngest wanted a chalkboard in her room.  Being a magazine junkie I have a stash of articles of projects I like or inspirational rooms. I came across this one from a Better Homes and Gardens publication and a lightbulb went off. I also discovered that Gina from The Shabby Chic cottage painted one as well, you can check it our here.

Unfortunately I painted this window in my pre-blogging days and I don't have any before photos.

I didn't do anything to the window frame itself. I just taped around each pane and then painted chalkboard paint right onto the glass. Easy, easy, easy. 

After moving into our current home, our youngest daughter announced she didn't want that chalkboard so I decided to hang it in the laundry room. The kids write messages on it for me which make my day.

Linking to:
Make It Monday at Cottage Instincts
*edited June 5: SNS@Funky Junk Interiors


  1. What a wonderful idea! I've been browsing through your blog and I pretty sure we were meant to be blog buddies. :) What is your sisters name? Vanderhoof is a small town... maybe I know her. My sister owns a small home decor store here in town, Upon the Shelf. If your sister is a crafty as you, I'm sure she's visited once or twice ;).

  2. That is a wonderful idea! It looks wonderful, too.

  3. Hi Barbara, I stopped by to let you know that the coffee mugs that you asked me about are from Crate and Barrel {online}.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I love that chalk board. I have one in my laundry too. Love it.

  5. I like! Loving how all the white miters break up the black background. Makes a nice impact with interest.

    Thanks for linking up to Old Windows SNS!


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