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The chalkboard – FINISHED!!

Today was the day… the old window that has had its glass broken and replaced by particle board painted in chalkboard paint has been put up on a wall.  I have been daydreaming of this moment, this day, for a VERY LONG TIME.  If you haven’t seen the beginning of this chalkboard’s story, you can do so here.

Here is today’s story, told in pictures, of course!

chalkboard hanging part 1

My wonderful husband added two of these little gold thingies with teeth in them.  Yeah, they’re awesome for hanging stuff.  Yes, I am very technical.  You get it, right?

chalkboard hanging part 2

Then he held the chalkboard awkwardly up on the wall as I looked on from the kitchen for the ‘perfect‘ placement. Love him.  The chalkboard looks a little funky because I had just re-washed it with a damp cloth.

Paint samples still up on the wall… I have yet to make a decision.  Shocking, right?

I have a Chalkboard board on Pinterest for ideas of what kinds of things can go up on the board, fun quotes I can use in the future and general designs.  This is the one Alex chose for us this time around.  Not sure how long it will stay up for, but I definitely like it as a reminder for now.

final square chalkboard

This wall will eventually be a gallery-style wall-ish… I don’t really know yet in case that confusing statement wasn’t clear.  Just saying, there will be more stuff up there.  For the time being, I’m just happy SOMETHING is there.  It only took 6 months, after all!

Thanks for reading along with this window to chalkboard journey!

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    […] my own focal wall in our living room, because you may or may not also see a chalkboard in there (like this one).  What can I say, The Nester is just full of inspiring and amazing […]

    March 14, 2013 at 7:14 am
  • Reply laurel@chippingwithcharm

    Love it…the chalkboard…but ESPECIALLY the words! So true :) Thanks!! laurel

    March 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thank you Laurel! It has been a great reminder all week!

      March 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply andi winslow

    love it, you did a great job………..so what is the paint color going to be? decision’s in life….andi the wednesdaybaker

    March 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks!! No idea on the paint colour yet… I am the worst at making decisions!

      March 14, 2013 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Nancy Pfeifer

    Adorable! You have a super cute blog! I hope you visit sometime.
    http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/03/link-party-every-tuesday.html

    March 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks Nancy!! Popping by for a visit right now :)

      March 16, 2013 at 8:32 am
  • Reply carriehurst

    Pinning this! I seriously am loving your blog. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

    March 16, 2013 at 11:52 am
    • Reply Thalita

      Thank you so much Carrie!!! I love YOUR blog!!! :)

      March 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm
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    March 17, 2013 at 3:09 am
  • Reply kim@toomuchtime

    Super cute! I am so chalkboard crazy right now and I love your quote too!

    March 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks so much!! I just love being able to change the chalkboard whenever I want and creating something new (though honestly, that same quote is still up!)

      March 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply lovelymrsp

    Cute idea using a window! I make chalkboards out of mirrors as well! Just turn the glass around and paint them chalkboard paint ~Thanks for linking up at Made in a Day last week!
    Kim

    March 20, 2013 at 9:32 am
    • Reply Thalita

      Oh That’s a great idea!!!! I never would have thought to do that. Thanks for the tip :)

      March 20, 2013 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Gail (@repurposedlife)

    love your old window chalkboard. Catching you! (could I ask that you link to My Repurposed Life or Catch as Catch Can instead of “here”) thanks so much! :)

    March 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks Gail!!! And I’ll make that change ASAP!! :)

      March 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm
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  • Reply triciakokoszka

    Oh this is wonderful. I hope you’ll consider sharing this project with our readers on our Upcycled Linky Party going on right now! http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com

    March 25, 2013 at 2:39 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks Tricia! I’ll be sure to do that :)

      March 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply ourchildrensearth

    What a cool idea and love that is is recycled!

    March 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks so much!!! It makes me want to revive just about every old frame I come across!!

      March 29, 2013 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Weekend Winners

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    March 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply Shelly minettesmaze.blogspot.com/

    LOL lil gold thingies with teeth! Had to laugh because I too make up my own “names” for things. But you know I would have known what you were talking about if you hadn’t shown the picture. LOL Love the saying and the chalkboard, looks very nice in your space!! Thank you for sharing on CSI Project “Thrift Store Turnaround”!

    Shelly@MinettesMaze

    August 16, 2013 at 9:57 am
    • Reply Thalita

      HAHA! I’m sure there was a proper name on the packaging, but do you think I read that? Not a chance! Thanks for coming to check out my projects!

      August 16, 2013 at 11:42 am
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