Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Window Frame Memo Board

I completed another project for the "Vintage Travel" Themed room in our home that will double as a study for my husband and a room for guests.  I got this window frame for $5.00 at a garage sale.  The only thing I did was clean it up -- didn't add a drop of paint or any other treatment to it.
 Love all of the chippy paint in different colors and this old latch!
For two of the sections, I made padded memo boards by stapling batting and then the fabric on pieces of plywood.  
 I slipped in a few favorite vacation photos as well as photos of an old steam engine taken in August of 1962 (found these at an antique store).
 This piece of wood was painted with Annie Sloan Graphite chalk paint.  I transferred this verse on by printing the words out, rubbing chalk onto the back and then tracing the letters while this was taped to the board.  I chose this verse because not only is it one of my husband's favorite verses but I thought it fit the 'travel' theme of the room as well.  I want this to be a place where visitors can come, rest and be refreshed by the love of the Lord.

 I then wrote over the chalked words using a white paint pen.
 The last panel is an actual chalk board.  I used the Graphite chalk paint (about 3 coats) for this.  Our son (a.k.a. Stinky Boy) and daughter-in-law are coming in a few days and will be the first ones to use this as a guest room.  Why "Stinky Boy"? My girls and their sister-in-law love to hang around together and joked one time about deciding whether or not to let 'stinky boy' join them . . . and well . . . the name just stuck!
 I hope wherever you live you are keeping cool (it's over 100 here today!) and enjoying a safe and fun Independence Day!

36 comments:

  1. Lauren I love your window frame board!! So clever and wonderfully done. Love the scripture verse as well.

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  2. Having the four sections in the window frame really gave you space to do something special. I like the chalkboard and the scripture, too. You'll enjoy adding to this. Happy 4th...hope you've had a good day!

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  3. That is a great use for a really fantastic old window. The verse is very fitting. I love your sons nickname!

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  4. Very creative use of an old windows. It's amazing what can be made with some old things. It just takes a creative mind. Happy 4th to you and your family. I am your newest follower. I hope you stop by to say hello and follow along.

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  5. Love, Love, Love how you transformed your awesome window frame!!
    Thanks for stopping by,
    Mary Alice

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  6. I love it~ so charming!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  7. Your window looks great! I have a pair of old windows I'm trying to figure out what to do with, so thanks for the ideas!

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  8. Oh Lauren, what a find, and you did a great transformation! Have fun with stinky boy LOL!

    Carol

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  9. I think that is my most favorite board I have seen out in blogland ever! stay cool! xo

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  10. What a great project! And, a great job!

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  11. Very nicely done! What a find, you've reused perfectly. I noticed your pic at the Weekend Wander.

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  12. Hi Lauren - thanks for stopping by my blog with your sweet comments. I am really liking this - super, super cute! :)

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  13. Hi Lauren! This is a super cute addition to your husbands study/guest room, or any room for that matter! I love the Scripture you chose to include on the piece, too! Have a blessed day!

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  14. Lauren, this is a fantastic project! I love how you traced out the verse, very clever. Enjoy your weekend.

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  15. Love Stinky Boy and adore that fabulous old window with that great latch! Gorgeous transformation!
    Kelly

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  16. Such a great find and beautiful transformation! Oh poor stinky boy ... you know how sometimes it's fun to get a nickname ... makes you feel a part of the in crowd? I'm not sure stinky boy fits the bill!

    :)

    Linda

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  17. Lovely project and wonderful scripture:)

    Have a blessed weekend!

    Very nice to meet you in blogland:)

    Kay Ellen

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  18. I just adore chalkboards. It has a way of making ones home so homey and inviting.

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  19. Love that scripture, and wanted you to come see my chalkboard in my kitchen corner. I am following here, will you come follow me?

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  20. Very cool. And that verse is a great verse!

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  21. Magnifique, Lauren. I love the look, and the verse.

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  22. I love this Lauren...so glad you left the paint chippy :) laurel

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  23. Oh my gosh i LOVE this. I have a few old windows i have been trying to decide what to do with. I didnt wanna do the same old picture frame stuff everyone else is right now. http://cutestdollsever@live.com

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  24. Beautiful transformations...you are very crafty!

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  25. Hi Lauren,

    Wow! Your window turned out beautiful!!! I love it.

    Dee

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  26. Hi love this! I just did a window pane redo of my own. I'd love for you to link this up to my Marvelous Monday party. http://www.jamscorner.com/2012/07/marvelous-mondays-link-party-2.html Hope to see you there!

    Have a wonderful evening!
    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  27. This is brilliant - just love it -
    I'm your newest follower - would love to have you
    visit and follow back:)
    Hugs,

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  28. Loving it, pining it and if I can find a frame, gonna make it!!!! LOL! But seriously I am! I'm your newest follower!

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  29. Lauren,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and sharing this. I love it so much! Have a wonderful evening. I hope to see you at next weeks party.

    Julie

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  30. Lauren! This is fantastic! Please share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-5.html Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  31. Great project! Love how it turned out! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  32. What a great idea! I pinned it to share the idea with more people!

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  33. Votre idée est vraiment astucieuse et formidable... j'aime beaucoup.

    Gros bisous à vous.

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  34. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  35. This is a lovely find and wow, Stinky Boy is a great name! I really like the way you transferred the text; what a good idea for those of us with horrible handwriting!.

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  36. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Ivy and Elephants. We fell in love with the memo board and featured it this week! Please stop by and grab yourself a featured button.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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