DIY Window Chalkboard Easel

 

DIY Window Chalkboard Easel

The holiday season is upon us and I have signed up for my first vendor show in the area. I am both excited and nervous. I love doing shows so much, however this is a whole new area I’m being introduced to. So I’m wondering how my items will be received and if my prices are right for the area.

I am excited though no matter what. I decided that I wanted to create something that I could use to display when I do shows, something I could display my name and contact information.

DIY Window Chalkboard Easel

I made the decision that I wanted to make a chalkboard easel, but my first thought was to build something from scratch. I figured that it wouldn’t be all that hard really. But then my inner junk girl had an idea and I went out to my window stash to see if I had two windows that were the same size and had glass intact. As luck would have it, I did. What are the chances?

DIY Window Chalkboard Easel

The first thing I did was paint one side of the glass on both windows. I ended up doing 3 coats of paint on each window.

DIY Window Chalkboard Easel

When the paint was dry I had my hubby help me add two hinges. We attached the hinges to the tops of both the windows so that they could fold flat against each other or fold out.

DIY Window Chalkboard Easel

I got 4 eye hooks and screwed them in to the sides of the windows. I happened to have some metal chain leftover from my Crib Spring Drying Rack project and I strung them up in between the two eye hooks on either side of the windows. This will keep the windows from opening up too wide.

DIY Window Chalkboard Easel

I just absolutely love how it turned out. I am so glad that I was able to create my chalkboard easel using salvaged items. It made creating it a lot quicker and I liked the way it looked a lot more.

DIY Window Chalkboard Easel

I can’t wait to be able to use my new DIY Window Chalkboard Easel for my upcoming show!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Comments

  1. Genius! I’m sitting here at work (a sign shop nonetheless) wondering why I never thought of making this wonderful sign creation with the rather large stash of windows we happen to have! 🙂 I love it!!

  2. I love this and I love that you had 2 glass windows hanging around! Would you link this to my Friday Favorites at http://imnotatrophywife.com ! I need to re-read this post! love! laura

  3. Aren’t you worried about the glass breaking? I was going to try with mirrors, windows, etc…..but seemed that it would be better to replace it with wood.

    • I have dragged this thing to countless shows now and the glass is holding strong! However if the glass were to break or crack I could totally put wood in the windows. I would probably go with a this plywood glued in. I have done several window signs using the plywood and it has been going well! Thanks for stopping by Susan!!!!

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