When life gives you a discarded window, make a chalkboard. Makes perfect sense to me.
This chalkboard was super easy to make. I had a lot of fun creating it and deciding what to write. My friends over at Plaid had sent me a few supplies for this project that were really great to work with.
First, I cleaned the window pane and frame of my window. Then, I applied my first coat of FolkArt Chalkboard Paint to the pane.
Let dry an hour between coats. I used the entire 2oz bottle on this project. Let the paint cure for 24hrs. after the final coat. Once cured, condition the new chalkboard surface by rubbing a piece of chalk over the entire surface. Wipe off with a wet paper towel.
Now for the fun part! I decorated my chalkboard using FolkArt Erasable Liquid Chalk. I love this stuff! It goes on like paint, but has the appearance of chalk.
I used a variety of stencils I had on hand to create my design. The liquid chalk goes on like a bingo dauber.
I particularly love the rose stencil that comes in this variety pack.
I also stenciled on Hello Handsome because who doesn’t love some positive affirmation?! When I tire of this design, I’ll erase it and write a new one.
What would your chalkboard say?