Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What to do with an old window? ... Chapter 2

This week's window is probably the easiest window repurpose there is!
(And one you've undoubtedly seen hundreds of versions of already.)  But once again, this is just my version ... I hope you like it!

For starters, this week, I left the glass in tact.  (Sorry, no stress therapy this week!)
Simply slap on a couple layers of chalkboard paint, drill a few holes across the bottom, and screw in some knobs!

I bought my knobs at Cost Plus World Market for $1.95 each.  

I have a crazy phobia of chalk.  The thought of it seriously makes me shudder and gives me chills.

I never claimed to be normal.  I have issues, OK?
And yes, I'm a school teacher.  Thank the good Lord dry erase boards have replaced chalkboards (in my school, anyway!)

Lucky for me, they have these awesome Chalk Ink markers at the craft store now!
(I got a set of 4 for about $12.00.  Worth every penny!)

Plus, writing with the chalk markers makes your words stand out so much more than regular ol' chalk...

 Love this quote, love all things Disney .... PERFECT!

I hung it in my front entryway .... LOVE IT!

ANYONE can do this project!  Get yourself a window and have fun :-)


  1. I love how this turned out! I have several old windows waiting to be redone.

  2. Love that Quote-When my kid was little I had it on her wall. Love the chalkboard idea.

  3. I. Love. This.

    I have a question- where can you find old windows? At flea markets? I love this so much and suppose I could use something other than a window.

    Oh and those chalk pens used to only be available online and really expensive so I am excited that they are finally in stores and cheaper...they used to be over 15 bucks for just one.

  4. That's funny, I have just been searching all over online for directions for doing homemade chalk boards...I saw them on Etsy and fell in LOVE!! This is gorgeous!!

  5. That is too cute! I seriously could not get mine turn out that cute! haha.
    Cori at ILoveLucyJean

  6. seriously those chalk markers are a total must! i love when ppl share awesome items! can't wait to get them and start brainstorming...(or just steal ur idea) :o)

  7. Love it!!! we have some old windows that we could do that with, great idea!

  8. I hate chalk too...amazing that we are both teachers! LOL, love the window.

  9. Love this project! Thanks for visiting my blog after you saw it on I Heart Naptime! I love her and I really appreciate your comment! Your blog is super cute by the way!!! Great job!!

  10. Love this idea! We should move in together and cover our walls with old windows! haha! Between my Window Pane Coat Rack and your ideas we could seriously fill every inch of every wall! haha!

  11. I love how finished it looks. That's the trouble re-purposing things...sometimes they look like they still have work to be done :) Love it! Sarah from

  12. I LOVE this! So cute! It looks amazing! I am now on the hunt for an old window.

  13. This is amazingly cute! My daughter would love this, she says this all the time (it's in the Tinkerbell movies)Looks GREAT!

  14. Would that be called "chalkophobia"? :-) Your project turned out just fabulously and I am definitely going to be trying those chalk markers!

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  18. aw this is so adorable!! LOVE the quote too :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday!

  19. This is absolutely darling!! I love it.

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  21. I had never heard of chalkboard markers! Need to check those out!

  22. I love seeing all the ideas people have for old windows. I have three myself that are sitting neglected in my workshop waiting for me to transform! This turned out wonderful.

    Stopping by from Remodelaholic....

  23. Love it... that is soo my favorite too. And i love tinker bell.

    Visiting from remodelaholic

    I also Pinned your entry way picture as I love it!

  24. this is so cute! I love the knobs.

    I'm a follower

  25. Love how it turned out.... Never knew you could use the CB paint over glass & Love the marker idea! Thanks for sharing

  26. ANOTHER great repurpose!! Featuring this project today on my linky party favorites! :)

  27. This is sooo stinkin adorable! What a great way to maximize your space and reuse your old window~ HOpe you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @

  28. Adorable! I love the chalk pens much neater and cleaner. You did a fabulous job re-purposing the window! Thank you for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!


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