I treasure all things “fall” and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. But I’m also aware that December is a short month and I welcome all things “Christmas”, too! Enter, the 12 Days of Projects. I’m going to get a jump on Christmas decorating (and maybe some more fall decorating) and challenge myself to do 12 handmade projects in 12 days so that by Thanksgiving, I’ll be ready to get started on Christmas decorating! Some of these may even be items I sell for psbonjour at my friend, Elisa’s store, Moonstruck – grand opening December 6! I’m going to do one post and add to it each day. Let’s get started!
So chalkboard paint (not to be confused with “chalk paint”) has been popular for awhile. It’s very easy to use and it’s fun to use it on a surface you know you will want to keep changing up. As I like to say “chalkboard paint, not just for schoolteachers anymore”. Anyhooo, today we are using chalkboard paint on an old window I picked up from City Salvage. I just liked the idea of keeping a border around the chalkboard area to let more light shine through. And I wanted to use an old window instead of buying a new one or creating some new surface. I like that I can prop it up on a table in the kitchen or hang it on a wall in the dining room if I want.
Chalkboard paint – I used Krylon brand
Wait until the paint is mostly dry and then paint another layer with brush strokes going in the opposite direction. This will allow the paint to be a smoother surface for writing.