DIY Before & After

Chalkboard window | DIY Before & After

“The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.”

This Summer has been a complete whirlwind for me.  Have you noticed very few posts?  That is because I am (still) in the process of moving into a beautiful farm house that we started renting the end of July.   God has truly blessed me with this home, and I wake up every day so thankful to be here!     Not only is it beautiful, but I am able to do small projects around the house, with the A-ok from our landlord.

One of the projects I agreed upon was to paint the enclosed back porch, and figure out something to do with an old closed off window that no longer opened to anywhere (it now has insulation & a wall directly on the other side of it).  I came up with the idea of turning the window into a new chalkboard message center!    Not only does it cover up the insulation behind the window, but it is also 100% functional and will be used and loved by our family and friends.

With just a few simple steps, you too can create your own chalkboard message center, using any old window.

Chalkboard Message Center Tutorial:

1.) Clean off your window to rid it from any dust or dirt that may have built up over time.

2.) Grab your handy chalkboard paint and get painting.  There are two different kinds of ways to paint chalkboard paint (Spray & paint by hand) Use whichever works best for you!  You can find chalkboard paint at almost any store. I recommend doing at least 2-3 coats of paint on your window.

3.) Allow time for your window to dry.  This is a good time to grab a delicious snack!

4.)  If you will be painting the window frame, make sure to tape off around the chalkboard window to keep your frame paint from getting on the new chalkboard.

5.) Once everything is dry, remove the tape & ENJOY your new chalkboard message center!

Don’t forget to keep a bucket of chalk nearby !

I hope you enjoyed this fresh and fun idea to add unique and functional art & character into your home!

Thanks for reading,


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