"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Grannys Window


About five years ago my husband pulled several windows off his Granny's old house. They have sat in our garage pretty much every since. I have been wanting to do something with these old windows forever but never got around to it. Now that I am crazy nesting lady I decided revamp one of the windows. First thing I did was tape off the two window I was wanting to make a chalk board. Then using chalk board paint I sprayed each panel....... Then using using a magnet sheet I cut to fit the size of a panel and glued the magnet sheet to the panel. I had first tired magnetic spray paint but it sucked so then I used the sheet and it was a little bit better but still not great!
Using craft rocks, scrapebooking paper, and round magnet I made some small magnets to use on this panel.... Then I used Mod Podge to cover the remaining panel in scrape booking paper.
I glued a cross to the center of the panel with that was covered with paper.
Added a iron handle.
Tied a eraser and chalk to the handle using ribbon.
Here is my finished product.......

I was not 100% happy with the magnet panel but I will be on the look out for something that might work a little better than the sheet or the paint.

I just love old stuff made new, we also have Granny's front door which I am currently working on and need some ideas for sweet verses about children. And we have her old screen door which I am using in the baby's room but have not started on it.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a great idea! I think it turned out great. Can't wait to see the other things you're working on.

TeamKeiling said...

Wow! Looks great :) I want to make one now!!!

The Dorns said...

Omg I could never whip something out like that. It's beautiful. I will look into versus for you cant think of one off the top of my head.

Sheliza said...

oh my gosh, you totally rock!! How creative you are and the finished product is so cute! I really love it :)

Elizabeth said...

That is such a beautiful idea. You are so talented and creative! I wish I had the ability to see what else something could possibly be but I just don't. Those windows would probably have sat in my garage for 10 or more years! That's why I read blogs :) Everyone has such amazing ideas.