I have a tiny obsession with old windows and old doors. You may have noticed this. I think they add so much charm to any room, especially if you’re in to farmhouse decor like I am. Plus they are so versatile! One of my favorite old window projects is a simply DIY chalkboard. It’s fast–you can do this project in about an hour– easy, and even makes a great gift if you have any vintage loving friends.
- Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint in Black
- Foam Brush
- Painters Tape
- Old Window
- Chalk Ink Pen
Find yourself any old window. I recommend a larger window for this project.
Just make sure you clean up the window and remove any dirt on the glass. The paint won’t stick as well if the glass is dirty.
I use the Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint. After it dries, this stuff is exactly like a real chalkboard. I love it!
Put the chalkboard paint directly on the glass of the window. I taped off the edges to keep everything nice and clean. It dries really fast, so I do at least 2 coats on all my windows, sometimes 3 if necessary. You want it to be super dark and make sure you can’t see through any streaky spots.
After the chalkboard dries I go in with this snazzy Chalk Ink pen for whatever writing you wan tot do. I found mine on Amazon for $5 and it has lasted through several of these projects. (You can find it here.) This is super easy to use and gives you a cleaner look than traditional chalk. Plus it erases just like normal chalk so you don’t have to worry about messing up. I recommend using a wet rag or one of those Mr. Clean sponges to wipe it off.
Here’s the finished look!
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