Monday, July 30, 2012

Country Chic Dry Erase Board

Since I opened up a little space in the local variety mall I have been hitting at least a few garage sales every weekend.  I honestly am getting concerned, that I might becoming a garage sale addict....But it sure is fun!!!  :0

Last weekend, when I was out with my girl friend Kelley, I picked up two old windows...It turned out they were from an old classmate of mine...Anyway she had five for sale but I only bought two because I wanted to make sure I would use them....Now I wish I had purchased more!!

I knew I wanted to turn them into some kind of message board and after taking a family vote, it was decided to make the first one a white or dry erase board.  My original plan was to spray paint the back white, but my husband cautioned me, that the old glass was very dangerous when it broke, and that I should probably glue some fabric or something to the help keep it together...just in case...

What a brilliant idea...I thought!!!

Burlap was the perfect choose for such an old has that great country flavor!!
So after washing the window I hurried on down to our fabric store to pick up some light colored burlap...

The lady at the stored showed me how to cut burlap so that it was square.
(Maybe you already know this but I think it's pretty cool)!

You measure it, pull the thread out and that's where you cut...burlap is a bit shifty so you simply stretch and pull it into shape.
I tried to cut my piece just a little smaller than the window pain...that way you could see the frayed edges.

Next step was to cover the window pane with Mod Podge and then lay the fabric down...Easy Peasy!!

After waiting for the first coat of Mod Podge to dry, I added a thick second coat making sure it filled all the little squares in the fabric....  I then played with my poor puppy dog who like usual was such good company!!  :) 

I added the hooks and the jelly jar (pre-drilling the holes first).

And here it is hanging in our hallway with all my sons hats.  :)
Yes...I will change the message but I thought the named worked for this piece!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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  1. What a smart idea! I love the look of the burlap and the colour is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

  2. much better than the standard dry erase board! love the texture!

  3. I love these! I actually have been searching for something similar! I bet these two sale fast! I love your blog and am your newest follower! I you ever have a chance come check out mine!


  4. It's VERY cute!
    Love the burlap behind it!

  5. What a fun idea!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch.

    Thanks, Nichi

  6. What a great idea! Love the color and the looks great!

  7. What a fabulous idea. Thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you'll be back next week!

  8. Your old window turned out perfect as a notice board. Thanks for linking it up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  9. The blog is good enough, keep up writing such type of posts. ReMARKable whiteboard paint



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