This post is written in collaboration with Homeright.
Good morning rock star.
Happy almost Thanksgiving.
I know this is the time of year to be defrosting turkeys and baking pies with homemade crusts and soaking beans and adding marshmallows to sweet potatoes.
And that’s kind of what we are doing here.
But we stopped along the Thanksgiving road to pause and take some old, tired, worn out windows and make this.
A giant chalkboard calendar.
You see, we are having guests this Thanksgiving and they are staying at the gatehouse and I was fluffing and moving furniture and painting and when I finished there was this giant blank wall that used to have plates on it in the dining room and it needed something.
Press pause on the turkey fixing.
I tried a wreath.
I tried three wreaths with a burlap ribbon.
I tried a mirror and a barn door and a plate rack and a bookshelf.
It all looked okay.
But not amazing.
And then I remembered these.
This set of windows I found at a thrift store that I used for the booth at the fabric/quilt show where we debuted the fabric.
We used them to make windows in the farmhouse set-up in the booth.
I got them for way less than a turkey dinner.
What if we made a giant oversized chalkboard calendar for the wall? Kind of a mini-version of the one we already have in the family room at the farmhouse.
We could build something like that.
We had a little extra time.
And in between Hallmark movies I could supervise.
So we popped out the glass.
It was really easy.
All we did was bend back the glazing points and the glass came right out.
Here’s an example of a glazing point after we popped out the glass.
Then we used pliers to pull out the glazing points.
And we went on a date to Lowe’s and drank cappuncino and I supervised getting two pieces of plywood that fit behind the window to make the chalkboard.
And then we came home and sprayed the windowless windows with this amazing paint sprayer from Homeright.
It was so easy to use.
All you do is fill up the container with paint and insert the tube in the top of the container that draws out the paint.
Here’s the container before we filled it up with paint.
Attach the container to the base and press the trigger and spray the paint.
When you release the trigger, the paint stops.
It was that easy.
After the paint dried, we attached the chalkboard to the back of the windows.
These are actually two windows side-by-side that create one giant chalkboard calendar.
And now that blank, empty, forlorn wall looks like this.
The gatehouse is cozy and cute and ready for guests now.
And today is all about the turkey and Thanksgiving and baking and cooking.
Good thing for amazing friends who can cook.
If you’re looking for me….
…..I’ll be supervising.
A giant shout out to Homeright who I adore for sponsoring this post. They make all things possible like chalkboard calendars. All opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure page for more information.