Saturday, October 25, 2014

Window Chalkboard

When you are in the junking business, junk tends to find its way into your life.  Such was the case recently when a friend from high school who now lives in Oklahoma saw that a friend of hers in our hometown was throwing out 1940's windows. My friend contacted me, a few more connections got involved and I ended up with a nice pile of old windows.  I made an easy project with the first one.
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The glass was broken in most of the windows.   I added a thin piece of beadboard to the back of this, painted with chalkboard paint.  
Window Chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/window-chhalkboard.html
I left the window sash the color it was, a nice grey, and just sanded it a bit to get loose paint off. 
Window Chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/window-chhalkboard.html
I added three hooks that I painted white across the bottom.
Window Chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/window-chhalkboard.html
I am happy when junk falls into my lap and I love giving it new life.
Window Chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/window-chhalkboard.html

6 comments:

  1. I love the patina on the window! You were lucky to score those windows!

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  2. Great score with the windows. This turned out great.

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  3. I'm not even in the junking business and junk still tends to come my way...although it is really great junk! Great idea with the window! I have some windows just like that...maybe one will end up like that at my lakehouse!

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  5. Love this.idea...!!! First, thank you so much...your beautiful projects have given me a new found confidence to pursue my own creative style for our home. I'm so excited to be at this point in my journey!! Okay, so I too was lucky enough to score a couple of antique windows at a neighborhood yard sale last year & they've gone thru several incarnations before I (for the moment) settled on "Mod Podging" old newsprint on them. But I decided not to sand or scrape the paint fearing they were old enough to have lead paint on them; instead opting to use stain to age them more...this brings me to my question: did you do a lead test on your windows or do you have any suggestions re how to test for lead @ home? I appreciate any info. :-D Sharita

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!