I love the blogs I read and Pinterest. They are great places for getting inspiration in my crafting. Something I kept seeing pop up over and over was chalkboard paint and it looked like so much fun. So shortly before our trip to Ikea, I was telling my hubby that I wanted to find an old window that I could convert to a chalkboard to put in our dining room. We agreed that it would be pretty cool and he said he would keep his eyes peeled for what I was looking forward. Then we went to Ikea and I found my favorite section that I seem to find in every store...CLEARANCE (or in Ikea it was labeled As Is, but we all know that is just another name for clearance). I was looking through all their "As Is" items and started looking through their "As Is" counter tops just to dream and drool a little when I found the perfect window I was looking for. It was just the right size, had just the right number of panes, and the instant I picked it up I could picture it as a chalkboard. I flipped it over looking for the price and I about dropped it because it was only $3.00. I couldn't believe that I found the exact window I was looking for and it was only $3.00. When we got back home I picked up a pint of chalkboard paint at my local home improvement store for about $9.00. So I read the paint instructions and painted my window. My hubby hung it for me the other week and it works perfectly. Currently I use it for our menu plans, memory verse of the week, upcoming events, quick grocery list, and goals I am working on. One day when I paint the wall it is hung on, I will add more decorations to my chalkboard window, but until I paint that wall, I haven't decided what decorations to add....all in due time, right?
The window after just one coat of chalkboard paint.
My chalkboard window on the wall that needs paint :)