It's nothing that hasn't been done already, but I wanted to share it with you anyway.
I had an old window frame and decided to do the "chalkboard thing" with it. I didn't make it for myself, but for a craft show that my sister, Jill, convinced me to do. It's not until November, but it's four days long so that means I need alot of stuff! This is one project that I will be selling.
So, back to the chalkboard...here's what I started with...
I sanded the window frame and then applied a couple of coats of creamy white paint. I sanded it again to expose some of the old paint and wood and then applied a dark walnut stain to the top to give it a warm, aged appearance. I measured the two window inserts and cut my 1/4" mdf to fit. I gave the boards three coats of chalk paint by Decoart, letting each coat completely dry.
I secured the chalkboard inserts into the back of the window frame.
I then decided to cut the letters to spell "Messages" out of the same 1/4" mdf.
I just used my computer to print the letters and then traced them onto the board. I cut the letters out on my scrollsaw, gave them a light sanding to remove any rough edges and then stained them with a dark walnut stain. I used hot glue to secure them to the window frame. I then secured a self-levelling hanger to the back for hanging.
One project finished...I have alot of work ahead of me!! Thank you for stopping by...hope you have a great week!