Like most of us, I dream of making a living by doing what I love. I love creating and making things for people and myself. I get so much joy out of seeing something in the store and thinking I know I can make that! For me that is still my goal. I am working towards making a living out of doing what I love. This is one project I did recently and am selling, hope you love it!
Doing things with old wooden windows seems to be a new fad right now, and of course I like to try and do things that hasn't been done yet but I love old windows! They are easy yet hard to come by right now.. seems like a lot of people are selling them but don't usually have enough to go around. I got lucky and found two of these sitting by my neighbors trash can one night! If you know me, you would know that I am so not or wasn't a trash picker....until now! I mean FREE - hello!
They were both in great condition - not sure why they were thrown out... I was lucky to get to them first! Of course right away I was brainstorming and getting on Pinterest to see what I wanted to do with them. I had been seeing a lot of the chalkboard windows and I really loved them, so I thought I would give it a try!
After a trip to Lowe's I got to work, by prepping my work station (aka Kitchen Table). Don't judge..I need to find a new space in the house I know LOL.
Here are my supplies that I used for this project:
Yes literally just these three items and a brush to paint with! Can you tell that I love Valspar?
I should have done a little more reading before I used the chalkboard spray paint, I kind of just went in full force and started spraying my window without even thinking that this was a REALLY thick paint and probably needed a primer of some sort first so that it would have covered better. But hey that's what DIY is all about - learning on your own :)
I didn't take any pictures of it in between coats but I should have... well actually I probably didn't so you wouldn't see how sloppy and messy I was! This was about after 3 coats of the chalkboard paint. After the 3rd coat it felt very rough and i didn't like it. So I took my little sanding block and went over it a few times very lightly. Be warned there will be black dust everywhere! This seemed to really even it out and made it very smooth!
Then I just painted the wood with my little Valspar sample of La Fonda Teal - it probably would have been a little brighter than this but I got a light coat of the chalkboard paint on the wood so it made it a little darker but I liked they way it turned out :)
After it was dry I added this handle that I had laying around from Hobby Lobby, just to make it not so plain looking. For me it was still a little plain so I went digging in my craft stuff and found some little 3D pearl stickers and glued them to the corners, and drew a star with a chalk marker.
How do you think it turned out? I think my next one will be done a little differently and probably better :)
Thanks for checking in on us - see you soon!