I’ve had this old window in my garage for almost a year but I haven’t been able to decide what to do with it. When it came time to makeover my front porch I really wanted to fill up the large, empty wall to the left of the door and I immediately thought of the old window! I thought, how fun would it be to have a place where people that stopped by could leave us notes. It would also be the perfect place for me to leave notes for people, like the UPS man, etc. I know just about everyone, and their mother, has made a DIY chalkboard before but this is a tutorial of my take on making a chalkboard.
First I laid the window on my lawn to clean it. I wiped it down with a damp rag and then rubbed off the extra caulking.
Then I used Frog Tape and paper from the recycle bin, to prep the window for painting.
After I taped it off I used Rustoleum’s Chalkboard paint and sprayed the window with two coats.
After the paint was dry I added two hooks on the back to make for easy hanging.
Here’s my chalkboard before adding the fun stuff.
And here’s my chalkboard hanging on our front porch. I love it!
Chalk for guests to write notes… check!
The best part is that I can write anything I want on it! If you happen to be in the area stop by and leave me a note!
I can’t wait to show you the whole front porch makeover! Stop by on Wednesday to check it out!!!
I”ve seen a million DIY chalkboards – but never one for the front porch! What a fantastic idea. Looking forward to seeing the full look.
Thanks Emily! 🙂
Anne Marie says
This is wonderful – great job!!
Christina @ The Frugal Homemaker says
Love this Anna! Never thought about doing a chalkboard on the front porch. might have to add that to mine 😉
Thank you Christina! It’s fun having it there, I love the fun things people write on it. 🙂
Hi Anna! My friend and i were discussing using chalkboard paint on glass (or a mirror) but we thought it might wipe the chalkboard paint off when we took a wet rag to it (like to remove chalk pen or something) How has yours held up?
Mine has held up really well. I put 3 coats of paint on my window and I haven’t had any problem with it. The only time any has ever come off was when something sharp scratched it.
Great thank you so much for replying! I’m excited because this opens up my options greatly! 🙂