As many of you already know I was working a project for a Mental Health Awareness charity auction. We were all repurposing and painting old windows. Here you can see my post about creating a shabby chic message board. Today I am going to walk you through how I made this chalkboard with an old window.
~Old window. This window had pealing paint and a crack in the Plexiglas, so it was perfect for this project.
~ Cleaning supplies and sandpaper
~ Paint, brushes, and tape for the frame
~ Primer, chalkboard paint, and brushes for the chalkboard part.
~ The first step is to prep the window. Not the most fun, but it is necessary for a successful project. I sanded all the edges until they were smooth and ready to paint. This took a while because the window was so rough.
~ Then you paint the frame. I did tape off the Plexiglas because I am not the neatest painter. I used Artist’s Loft in Metallic Cobalt Blue, I love the iridescent quality of the blue paint.
~ Paint away. Kitty help is essential to the success of any craft project Starlight is my favorite kind of help, lol.
I did 2 coats of the blue
~ After the frame had dried for a day I taped off the frame part and prepped the Plexiglas. First I lightly sanded the glass so that the paint would adhere. Then I put a coat of primer on according to the directions. I used Kilz primer.
~ Once the primer was dry I painted 4 coats of chalkboard paint on according to the directions. I used Rustoleum Chalkboard paint. Once it was dry and cured for 3 days I conditioned the chalkboard according to the directions.
~ Once it was completely dry and conditioned I took a stencil and painted a design in the corners and added some flowers and that is it. A new chalkboard for an old window
Have you painted and or repurposed an old window? How did it turn out? I would love to see pictures!