Chalkboard Welcome Sign

WELCOME TO OUR HOME………. I hope you are making it a happy day! Today I am writing about my vintage window chalkboard project.
I have been wanting to do this project for over 6 months but just didn’t seem to get it all together until about 3 weeks ago. I found this window at our local salvage yard which is only open on Saturdays from 9 – 2. I do not get there each week but if I have a DIY project that calls for something vintage then I head on over.
This window measures 28″ W x 39″ H , still had the hardware, which I really like. And the dust was free. HaHa!
First thing is to get the window cleaned up on both sides.
After several cleanings it was ready.
Once clean and dry I get out my chalkboard paint and stir it well. I checked Michael’s and found that Amazon offers the *Rust-Oleum 206540 Chalkboard Brush-On, Black, 30-Ounce at a lower price. You will have plenty of paint left over for other projects which is always awesome.
The brush is used for the edges on this project and a small disposable roller to get a smooth look.
I applied two coats to each side. Let paint dry completely, approximately 4 hours, between coats.
er allowing the final coat to dry for at least 4 hours then it is time to season your chalkboard. This keeps the chalk board from ghosting. It is best to go all directions and coat well with the chalk. This is messy so be prepared to vacuum up the chalk remnants. Once coated with chalk then wipe off and your chalkboard is now ready to use. Now the fun begins.
Deciding on what I wanted on my board and then the design took me the longest. Since we are selling our home, I decided to do a WELCOME sign to put on my front porch to greet potential buyers. Once we move it will look awesome on my new porch too.
I started out with this, but I wasn’t digging liking the way I had drawn the HOME. As you can see in my photos below I changed the HOME writing.
I did this freehand except for the WELCOME. I used stencil on that, but I said to myself, “SELF” just start drawing and see what you get.
I like the look and I think it gives my porch a simple Farmhouse Welcome to my guest. I haven’t written on the back yet but will soon. I like the idea of a different message on the back and then I can just easily turn it to the other side with the different message for that particular day.
Do you have a chalkboard you have made? If not do you plan on making one? I would love to know.
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  • Donna Donna on Aug 23, 2018

    I love this project!!! I have a small porch that does not have the protection from the weather that a large porch does. Will humidity, rain, etc have an effect on the window sign?


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  • Liv28402086 Liv28402086 on Aug 23, 2018

    I love this idea. Gives such a nice homey welcome feeling. You can also use colored chalk. Great for the holidays. Just love this. Thank you so much. Im going to make this asap

  • LisaAnn Gill Hamilton LisaAnn Gill Hamilton on Sep 08, 2018

    💕Love this! I’m gonna do this ASAP- A chalkboard window or even on a frame would be nice in my entryway, family room and one for my kitchen! Thanks for sharing.😀