Tuesday, November 22, 2011

{Hometown Girls: Taylor from The Presutti's}

Hey everyone! Momma and I returned to home sweet home yesterday! Thank goodness, I started to miss the sweater weather :) But, I'm not done with the post to show y'all just how much fun we had...
So as I sift through some pictures {and by some I mean about 100} here's another part of my Hometown Girls posts!
 Taylor and I used to attend the same church. Now she is all grown up and married. Her and her husband are adorable, as well as her blog all about their life together. Stay tuned for a super adorable DIY she did.
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Hello Lovelies.

I hope your having a wonderful day!

I'm Taylor and I blog over at The Presutti's 



Today I am going to share with you how to make a ChalkBoard Window.

Now this project can be simply tweaked.

As you can put chalkboard on almost anything or anywhere.


Here is what you need for the Chalkboard Window.


*Windex
*Paper Towels
*Painter's Tape
*A window
*Chalkboard Paint
*Paint Tray
*Paintbrush (a foam brush is best)
*Paint opener (you can improvise)
*Stirring Stick (not really needed)

Now you can get a window almost anywhere.
Local antique store, yard sale, Goodwill, thrift store, Craigslist (which is where I got mine), side of the road.


Start off by spraying the window with Windex and make sure to wipe all the dirt off.


My window needed to coats of Windex cleaning


Tape off the window with painter's tape


Should look like this when completed.


Here is the Chalkboard Paint I got. I got it from Lowe's in the spray paint aisle.


Pour a small amount in a paint pan.


Start painting. This is after the first coat. Mine needed 4 coats. If using a window, you can look through the backside to see if it will need any additional coats.


Finished product. After 4 coats.
*Make sure to let tape sit until all coats are dry.
*Be very careful when pulling away tape, as glass is slick, and the chalkboard can come off easily if not careful.
*If it does start to peel, be gentle and separate it from tape. Trying to save as much a possible.
*Add additional coats over the damaged area as needed.
This happened to me.


Again.


Myself very happy with my completed project.

I can't wait to put this up in our home.

I'm going to put it up in our kitchen and use it as a weekly Menu!



It's such a simple project and it doesn't take a long time either.
It is super fun and cute!
So, go try it!!!
Remember there is so much you can do with chalkboard paint!!!


Thanks for letting me share with you!

Please come visit my blog The Presutti's

love,
taylor

3 comments:

Jodi said...

Such a cute craft idea!

Erin said...

love this DIY!!

Healthy Branscoms said...

I love your blog! :) I became a new follower! Erin