Window frame chalkboard project diy


Make your own chalkboard frame using an old window frame diy project. Window frame chalkboard diy- eattravellife.com
I wanted to make a window frame chalkboard using an old window frame.  I took this very tall window frame and decided I would use this.  My window frame was too tall for the area I wanted it to be placed and I ended up needing to cut it in half to make it work.

What you’ll need:
window frame with (glass removed)
chalkboard (cut to size of hole)
glazing point triangles
screwdriver
paint (your choice of color)
paint brush

window frame chalkboard how to

When you remove the glass from the frame, make sure you remove any excess glass.  Remove or knock flat any glazing points that may be in there (they will make it so the chalkboard cannot fit in there properly.
I went for an antique look with my paint, and mixed about a 1 part water to  1 part flat white paint.  Apply two coats of paint were applied over the entire surface and allow to dry.
Cut the chalkboard to size of the hole you want to put the board into (measure twice and dry fit it).

Make your own chalkboard frame using an old window frame diy project - eattravellife.com
Place the chalkboard into the window opening and use the glazing point triangles to secure it into position.  Be sure to press the chalkboard all the way forward before placing a triangle in place.

Make your own chalkboard frame using an old window frame diy project - eattravellife.com
Use a screwdriver to press the glazing points into position.   You should put a minimum of 8 in (top bottom and sides) to secure the board in.Make your own chalkboard frame using an old window frame diy project - eattravellife.com

See how long it is?  I didn’t think about this before hand.  It was about 4 feet tall.  How am I gonna write on the bottom one, ever?

Pick a better frame and you won’t have this problem.

Make your own chalkboard frame using an old window frame diy project - eattravellife.comHow I saved the frame

 

So I took this and cut it in half.

It ended up looking weird on the bottom and the edge was very narrow.

The cut edge was coming apart.

Use wood glue and glued the loose wood together and let it dry.

Find wood that fit on the bottom and cut it to length and the proper width and nailed it to the bottom.

Paint the new piece to short edge like the rest of the window frame.

To hang the chalkboard, add tack strips on the back.

Season the board (cover the entire chalkboard with chalk and wipe clean) before using.

Hang the window and enjoy.  If it’s for a kids room, hang a little lower, so they can draw on it and enjoy.

Make your own chalkboard frame using an old window frame diy project - eattravellife.com

Make your own chalkboard frame using an old window frame diy project - eattravellife.com


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