Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Everything's Cuter with a Little Paint

I completed this project over a year ago as a birthday gift for a dear friend of mine. It was such a fun project because it involved a few of my favorite things: turquoise, my paint sprayer, chalkboard paint and twine. I am a firm believer that anything can be made cuter with a little paint and ribbon. I will eventually paint or tie ribbon on anything that sits still long enough!


I originally bought this old window at an antique store for $5 and it had been sitting in my garage for quite a while. First, I removed the glass panes. Then I scraped and sanded all of the loose paint. I then primed the window with an oil based primer (not many progress shots, sorry!). Next, I loaded my paint sprayer with my mis-tinted Wal-mart paint and sprayed the window. When the paint was dry I distressed the wood slightly and applied glaze.

The nice man at Lowes measured one of the glass panes that I had salvaged from the window and perfectly cut me 6 wooden panes. I came home, spray panted the panes with chalk board paint and popped them into place. I secured them into place with a small amount of wood glue, but it may be necessary to add a few small nails to keep the new panes in place.

When everything was dry I tied some twine around the window, added a little piece of chalk and a birthday message and I was ready to party!


  1. Very fun! I really like the color. Have a great week.

  2. Loved the window. Have some old windows and wondered what to do with them, but thanks to you I now know. Great Job.

  3. Ha! You sound like me! I paint anything that isn't moving - and the dog isn't necessarily safe, lol. And at Christmas my kids always ask "How much more are you gonna do?" To which I respond, "When I run outta ribbon!" Which, of course, I never do!

    Darling window. Love the chalkboard paint!

    Would love for you to link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.

  4. Love this! You need to share your window frame too!


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