Saturday, 20 May 2017

old window window chalkboard #2

Time just flies when you're having fun busy. Don't know how it is with everyone else, but working from home sure doesn't mean I have more free time. If anything, it means I have more to do than ever.

I mean, there's the grooming, which is work and must come first. Then there's caring for the house jobs, garden and animals. Often the house and garden don't get their share of care. And then there's crafting and DIY-ing and just plain making stuff. Sometimes that gets pushed aside as well in favour of work or rest.

Still, I'm managing to do a bit here and there between the bigger jobs like clean the chook shed and tending to sick horses. Here is one such small project... the second of the old king billy pine window frames made into chalkboards.

This gorgeous window frame was given a shelf at the bottom - new pine aged with steel wool and vinegar. 

It got a chalk holder as well, this time a sliding door pull I found at a tip shop, sitting down into the shelf.

This frame had much less paint on it so I left it more natural, giving it a couple of coats of polyurethane to seal and protect it and to bring out the grain of the wood.

I really am seriously considering keeping all my chalkboards and covering a wall with them. I think it'd be fantastic. If I had a big wall in the living room or kitchen... which I don't. Too many doors and windows... the price you pay when your house isn't big enough for the stuff you make.

... Maybe I can remove a door or two... we don't need all our doors, surely...


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  1. I love your chalkboard Zefi and you'r right no one needs all those doors, a wall for all your gorgeous art would be soooo much better. Thank you so much for taking the time to come say hi on the blog, I'm totally in awe of the pet portraits you do. They are amazing

  2. This project turned out nicely. I love that part that holds the chalk.

    I didn't know that you didn't return to work. I hope everything works out for you.


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