DIY Chalkboard Calendar Window

If you're a thrifter like me, you have to always see these random windows and never know what todo with them! I recently found one and decided now that it is the first of the year, we need to create a fun window calendar that will act as a great command center.
Gather your supplies for this fun project! Everything is fairly easy to find, if you already have a large window that is DIY ready.
Step 1 : Paint your window with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Everlasting and tape off to paint with your Americana Glass Chalkboard paint.
Step 2 : Paint your window glass with Americana Glass Chalkboard paint.
Step 3 : Stencil the first letter of the days of the week onto the corners of each window. Use a pouncer to paint the letters in with Americana Multi-Surface Satin in Cotton Ball.
Step 4 : Remove stencils and let dry.
Step 5 : Condition the chalkboard.
Step 6 : Add hanging hardware to the back and enjoy!
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3 questions
  • Animallvr
    on Jan 6, 2017

    First of the idea!!! Though I do have a question: The original window shows "6" spaces and in the final picture shows "8" spaces- did you do something with the trim between or is it a different window? Unless I missed something in the process:(

    • Pooh66
      on Jan 25, 2017

      Going to do this....stencil or free hand in days of week onto plain glass. Use dry erase pens to add events etc. May use different color for different things (ie: Dr appt-red; PTA meeting-blue) or different color for different person.

  • Robin Thompson
    Robin Thompson
    on Jan 9, 2017

    what is the purpose of conditioning with the chalk?

  • Missy Capone
    Missy Capone
    on Dec 27, 2019

    What do you write with? Chalk is too fat

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  • Rory McBean
    Rory McBean
    on Jan 6, 2020

    I made something similar with a six-pane old window. The old paint color was perfect and had a nice patina. I cut two different types of fabric from my mom's stash (I made the calendar for her.), and used white glue to adhere the fabric to the back-inside of each plan. Dry erase markers work really well on the glass for writing the days and dates, and activities for the different days. I split the last pane (lower right) with a diagonal line and used one side for Saturday and the other for Sunday. It works great to let my mom, who has dementia, know what's happening.

  • Annie
    on Dec 28, 2020

    This is so handy and useful. A very nice job too.

    This creates a lot of ideas.


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