Remember those awesome yard sales I told you about earlier in the summer? At those yard sales, I picked up some old shabby windows for $2 and have been eager to use them. I just wasn’t sure how. Well, last week while thinking about those six paned beauties, the inspiration came…
I cut out each of my family member’s names on the Cricut and stuck one name on every pane. I used the Cricut cut outs as stencils.
Next I just taped off the edges and then painted each of the panes with chalkboard paint (can you tell I’ve had this can forever…at least 10 years!).
My Better Half has much more patience than I do, so he used a razor blade and removed the stencils carefully to keep the paint from pulling off the glass.
It looked really neat like that…sort of like etched glass. However, when I went to hang it up, I realized the dark wall behind the panes didn’t let enough light shine through so I put some light paper behind each of the names. It looks nice and gives the panes a textured look.
This is the finished product.
It already has gotten a lot of use. I like to leave reminders and the kids have enjoyed drawing pictures or leaving messages for another sibling.
The total cost of this project was a whopping $3.58. $2 for the window and $1.58 for chalk. I love these kind of projects!