Looking out the Window

Typically  about this time of year in the Pacific NW,  days start to  feel shorter because you find yourself leaving for work in the dark and  you return home in the dark . The motivation you had takes a nose dive as you look out your window and see rain and more rain.  All you want to do is cuddle up on the coach and binge out on Netflix. I then have to remind myself that this rain is what makes my home so beautiful and green and I am thankful of being safe and sound and to be able to look out that window.

My mother collected  barn windows from my grandparents barns They had a working chicken farm back in the day and when my mother passed away I found a dozen or more beautiful barn windows. I decided to create with them.

The first project is a chalkboard for my kitchen. I had a pair of windows so I made 1 for my office and 1 for my kitchen. I left the original layers of paint. I could not even   imagined my  the hours of labor that grandfather and uncles put in. It’s a friendly reminder of what was.

  1. first cleaned the entire  window with soap and water to knock off the excess dirt and dust.
  2. I then measured the space where I was going to place the wood and cut to fit.
  3. I then painted it with back chalk board paint ( provided 2 coats)
  4. I then inserted the board and secured it with small nails img_1398img_1396



About kitcatsdesigns

I am a full time nurse, mom and wife. My love for repurposing items and living the country life. I owe my passion to my mom who is no longer on this earth with me but in my heart and in my desire to be creative.
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