11.04.2011

Guest Post: DIY Chalkboard Window by Taylor from The Presutti's

 Today I am excited to introduce the lovely Taylor from The Presutti's blog! She is the sweetest and has the best DIY project that I think even I can do (side note: I am not crafty, hehe)! 
 
Oh, and don't forget about this giveaway (for a set of 3 travel bags) on my blog!
 
Now, read on... :)
 
Hello Lovelies.
I hope your having a wonderful day!
I'm Taylor and I blog over at The Presutti's
The Presutti's
Today I am going to share with you how to make a Chalkboard Window.
Now this project can be simply tweaked.
As you can put chalkboard on almost anything or anywhere.
Here is what you need for the Chalkboard Window.
*Windex
*Paper Towels
*Painter's Tape
*A Window
*Chalkboard Paint
*Paint Tray
*Paintbrush (a foam brush is best)
*Paint Opener (you can improvise)
*Stirring Stick (not really needed)

Now you can get a window almost anywhere.
Local antique store, yard sale, Goodwill, thrift store, Craigslist (which is where I got mine), side of the road.
Start off by spraying the window with Windex and make sure to wipe all the dirt off.
My window needed two coats of Windex cleaning.
Tape off the window with painter's tape.
Should look like this when completed.
Here is the Chalkboard Paint I got. I got it from Lowe's in the spray paint aisle.
Pour a small amount in a paint pan.
Start painting. This is after the first coat. Mine needed 4 coats. If using a window, you can look through the backside to see if it will need any additional coats.
Finished product. After 4 coats.
*Make sure to let tape sit until all coats are dry.
*Be very careful when pulling away tape, as glass is slick, and the chalkboard can come off easily if not careful.
*If it does start to peel, be gentle and separate it from tape. Trying to save as much a possible.
*Add additional coats over the damaged area as needed.
This happened to me.
Again.
Myself very happy with my completed project.

I can't wait to put this up in our home.
I'm going to put it up in our kitchen and use it as a weekly Menu!
It's such a simple project and it doesn't take a long time either.
It is super fun and cute!
So, go try it!!!
Remember there is so much you can do with chalkboard paint!!!
Thanks for letting me share with you!
Please come visit my blog The Presutti's

love,
taylor

I think this is such a cool DIY project! I would have never thought you can buy chalkboard paint and make anything a chalkboard! (Don't judge, haha) But I love it so I hope I can make one soon! And I should probably start making a weekly menu, haha...note to self. Anyways, be sure to stop by Taylor's blog here and leave her some love!

PS.  Take a look-y at these blogs where I'm featured here & here!

12 comments:

  1. This is crazy timing! I was going to look into making one today! Thanks for the info!

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  2. Okay.. this looks easy.. but my only question is.. where would I put it????

    Janette, the Jongleur

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  3. I'm putting mine in the kitchen and using it as a menu planner!

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  4. what a great idea. I need one for our new home.

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  5. Love this!!! I've been looking for creative ideas for a chalk board lately so this was perfect!!!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow this is such a great idea! I want to try it! :)

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  7. That is darling, I especially love that it was made with the window frame so it has the different sections!

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  8. Wow! This looks awesome! I didn't even know there was chalkboard paint! Great idea!
    Thanks!

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  9. Wonderful idea! I may have to try this out!

    Erica
    www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  10. Such a good idea! I need to find a window now!! :)

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  11. Ah, I love this!! I've got to get my hands on an old window frame now! XO, Katie

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