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Quick Saturday post to show the chalkboard that is always in the background. Checking out Donna’s Weekend Party at Funky Junk Interiors, she is doing a special link up and feature on old windows. I realized, I have NEVER posted anything about my window turned chalkboard! It’s always a bridesmaid, backing up my creations, but never has it been a bride, had it’s own shining spotlight.
I have a good friend who is a contractor and sometimes calls me before he goes to the dump if there is anything particularly good worth saving. He knew these are hard to come by, so I was delighted to receive these old windowpanes. I am so sad that I didn’t take “before” pictures, but I made this long “before” there was a blog!
I knocked out the glass, cleaned and sanded the frame well. Sealed it well (because I wasn’t sure if it had been painted with lead paint), and cut a piece of plywood to fit the back of the frame. Painted the wood in chalkboard paint, laid it down on the window frame and secured it with wood screws.
Used drywall screws to secure to my wall. Finished it off with a stencil and white acrylic paint to show each course of “le meal” we might be having.
These pictures were from a 4th of July party. It was a really yummy party! My lovely window turned menu board sits next to my dining table and announces le menu, (when we feel fancy)