Window Frame Chalkboard
I’ve had the project pieces for this window frame chalkboard for at least 3 years, probably close to four. I bought the window frame (minus glass) at the junk shop and at the time I had the JTS cut a back for it so I could make a chalkboard. The two parts have been hanging out in the workshop waiting for me to pull out the chalkboard paint.
I fancied up the chalkboard with pretty little objects and initials for the days of the week.
I have no idea how much I paid for the frame. But probably not more than $10. I’m not even sure it’s a window frame. What do you guys think? I like it because of all of the panes.
The board for the back is lightweight luan. We buy large sheets at the hardware store for projects like this. We use the luan to replace missing or damaged furniture backs too. I probably have a photo somewhere of the JTS cutting the luan but as I said that was over 3 years ago.
The reason I’m not sure if this was a window frame is because there was small pieces of paper on the wood on both sides. That’s weird huh. I used sandpaper to remove the bits of paper.
Once all the paper was removed I waxed the wood frame with Howard’s Wax in Golden Oak.
I used FolkArt Multi-Surface Chalkboard paint on the luan and man is that stuff thick. I had great coverage on the first coat but the directions say to apply two coats so I did. I like this chalkboard paint because it’s water based. Easy clean up.
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Next I used my Ryobi Airstrike Nailer to nail the back to the frame. I love that nailer. No cords to contend with. Just stick the battery in and start nailing. (this is not a sponsored post or paid advertisement)
I nailed all around the outside edges of the frame from the back then put a few nails in the wood pieces on the front side.
The last step was to add hangers and wall protectors to the back. I nailed a saw tooth hanger on each end of the chalkboard. Next I stuck the wall protectors to each corner. I always add wall protectors to my diy art or wall hangings. The protectors on this project are actually for furniture or chair feet. You can also use slices of wine corks as wall protectors. You have to glue those on but it’s a great recycle idea for the corks.
And that was it for the build. As you can see I fancied the chalkboard up. Nothing permanent though.
This photo shows the chalkboard before I added the pretty details. The board is hanging over the sofa in our small living room. I’m thinking to hang it in Miss Sofi’s bedroom or either sell it.
I promise to come back later this week and share the details about the chalk.
It sure looks pretty doesn’t it. I was going to write a bunch of appointment stuff on it but it was too pretty. Maybe I’ll never use it as a real chalkboard.
rustic window frame chalkboard
I painted a piece of furniture over the weekend and you guys get to see it on Thursday. I’ll give you a little hint about the makeover. Remember the glitter pineapple and I mentioned how I might use the glitter on furniture knobs…….enough said.
See you guys tomorrow. Have a great day, Kathy