Chalkboard Windows & Frames

After creating signs on several of my antique windows, I switched gears this week and turned some that had broken panes into chalkboards.  I bought a big sheet of luan at Lowes (in the plywood section of the store) and had them cut pieces to the sizes I needed for several windows (less than $14 for the sheet, which is enough to do 3-4 windows, with lots of smaller pieces to use on other projects).  I’m a horrible chalkboard artist, but I like to have some kind of artwork on them when I photograph them to list in my shop.   My middle son walked in the kitchen as I was making a pitiful attempt to doodle some words in the panes, so I recruited him to draw me a cute country curtain for this window.

I left the original latch inside the window and added the drawer pull to hold some chalk.

I attempted to copy his curtain on this one, then called him back to salvage it and add the flower pot.  He’s a great artist with a pencil, but has never played around with chalk (I know…must have had a deprived childhood), so he wasn’t thrilled with these drawings, but compared to mine, they are wonderful.
Since this frame wasn’t a window, I decided to doodle a little colorful bunting on it.  Did I mention, I’m a lousy chalkboard artist?  I tried.  My boys could all draw better than me by the time they were 4…seriously.
By the time I converted this window into a chalkboard, I said to heck with being artist – just draw a smiley, photograph it, and call it good.  With 6 panes, and all the pretty pale yellow chippy paint, I like it with or without artwork on it.
The inside edge of it is just deep enough, that I think it would be really pretty lined with antique apothecary bottles with some flowers in them.
If you come across some old windows, you can create your own with chalkboard spray paint (affiliate link)

Blessings,

 

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  1. they look really good.
    artwork and all. :0)
    Debbi
    yankeeburrowcreations

  2. Windows look great. In the process of cleaning out the garages and organizing and found two nice glass windows I want to decorate with stencils. Hope I have good luck like you did.
    Always thanks for your inspirations.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Tresures

  3. Angie you were featured at Old Red Barn!

    Goedele

  4. To stinkin cute, love how you have curtains drawn on the first one. Brilliant idea:)

  5. Love the curtains.

  6. The curtain drawings are so cute with your windows!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

  7. Angie..you maybe can’t draw but…you are the most creative and hard working person I’ve ever seen. You continue to amaze me with all you do. Have a wonderful Easter. ~betty

  8. Too adorable Angie. Great idea with the curtain drawings. You draw an excellent smiley:)

    Hugs
    Sumaya

  9. Angie, love the first chalkboard window with the curtain!!! x Julie

  10. They look fabulous..
    Great job..
    Happy Easter..

  11. So cute!! I really love the “curtains” in the windows. 🙂

  12. They look beautiful! The one with the curtains is so pretty! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

  13. Too cute! I would love for you to link up at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase.

    Just follow the link….http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/04/show-licious-craft-showcase-26.html.

    Marti

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