Crafty window

I have a great habit of making things and then putting down in my workroom in the basement. I do it all the time. I think it’s the thrill of the idea and when it’s completed it’s like okay, done now where do I put it.

I’ve been walking around my house lately noticing the lack of wall space and neat little cozy spots that I see in magazines and on Pinterest. And you may say what is your point? Well, I made this chalk board/magnet board last fall and it’s been sitting…waiting for a home. My plan originally was to put it up on etsy but I really don’t think I wanted to part with it and I already have a screen door I made into a chalk/magnet board in the kitchen. But now I think I’ve found a spot for it. So, I thought I would share it with everyone since I am still terribly smitten by it. So how did I make it? Well, I tell you. I just happen to have about three or four of these old windows up in the loft from a side of the road pick that took place about 11 years ago (so keep your eyes open boys and girls). I stripped the old white paint off and removed the old glass. Next, I popped on over to Lowes and bought a sheet of 26 gauge steel (24×36) I think it was about 20.00. I measured the opening and cut the sheet with tin snips (major hand cramping my ensue). I used a blackboard spray paint and then asked my husband to make the sheets stay in. We used square wooden dowels from the hardware store and cut them to size they fit perfectly. I just waxed the wood. I am always buying things that I may or may not use for projects and this time it was a may use when I bought a pack of fifty magnets. I used photo copied document print cut it to size and glued the paper on.  The metal file pulls… I had from like childhood and then added more of the document paper. I left the hinges so they could be used as mounts.I just style it for the pictures. What are the odds that I had two screws in the wall that were the right distance apart. I’m thinking about using the table and the board for my son’s room(yes, still working on it).Linking up with The Shabby Creek Cottage.

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  1. What a great command center space! It looks great! Kathy Penney @ Pinner Takes All

  2. This is great. There are so many magnet and chalkboards out right now (I’m actually working on one too!), but this one is so adorable and has so much character. Great job!
    ~Erin
    Neaten Your Nest

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