DIY: PAINT THE GLASS ON AN OLD WOOD WINDOW WITH CHALK BOARD PAINT!
There are so many options for re purposing old wood windows. Here is one project that you can tackle with a wood window. My friend Sara over at www.sexandtheknitty.blogspot.com made over this window. She actually found it painted this lime green color. How amazing is that color?!
First she bought the window of course. You can find these windows all over Craigslist, and often you'll get them in the FREE section. Two years ago I got 6 wood windows for free and sold all of them but one. What was I thinking? Now I need one back to do this with ha!
THE D.I.Y. LOW DOWN
#1 Purchase the window and wipe it down with a dry cloth. Use your favorite window clean to get the glass super clean too.
#3 Paint the window with a polyurathane, AKA a clear coat, to protect the color and keep it from flaking. This will also allow you to wipe away any chalk residue that gets on it.
#4 If needed, tape off your edges between the window and the frame and paint away. You'll want 2-3 coats of chalk board paint. A sponge roller will work best for this I think, but really the goal is to get the paint on there so do it however you can. I like to save money so I just use whatever I have and sometimes I only have a paint brush. That will work!
#5 Peel the tape off as soon as you get the last coat on. The sooner you take the tape off, the easier
#7 Stand back and admire! I'm amazed by Sara's menu here. I'm drooling over the food plan and this window.