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Old to new: vintage window dry erase board!

Hello friends! I’m so happy to be popping in again from Making it in the Mountains, where I blog about our journey to transform our first fixer-upper into the {farmhouse} of our dreams, one DIY project at a time. We’ve been hard at work these last few months creating a lovely office space that I can work from home in. Okay, maybe not so much hard at work as hardly working … ha! I mean, it is Summer after all. And warm, sunny days are nothing to be wasted waaaaay up here in northern AB! I suppose that’s why it’s taken us months to finally be seeing some progress in this office space. Though I’m not exactly happy with how long it’s taking us to get there, I’m really loving the projects we’ve tackled so far!Like this pretty vintage cabinet I painted up for some extra storage…

Darling vintage painted cabinet, love this pretty cabinet!

 I think it looks so perfect standing in front of that painted tile wall! And how sweet does this DIY vintage doily dreamcatcher look hanging on my farmhouse style memo board?

DIY farmhouse style memo board. LOVE this frame with chicken wire bulletin board! Great office organization solution! 
But my favourite piece of all is this lovely old desk and the sweet story behind it…

Old desk turned pretty white painted desk makeover. Love this farmhouse desk makeover, so pretty! 
With Summer winding down and the demands and routines of Fall just around the corner, I’m finding myself craving an office space more than ever. What work-from-home Mama doesn’t want a creative space all her own? And so, with just a few things left to tackle, it’s time to finally get this office space finished up once and for all. I cannot wait to share my latest project with y’all today … this dry erase board isn’t just cute AND practical, it literally took me just seconds to make! I started with a vintage window that I picked up ages ago at one of my favourite antique stores. Bonus: I loved the weathered look of the chippy white paint so much that I didn’t even have to throw on a lick of paint. Armed with some gorgeous wrapping paper, I simply cut a piece to fit the glass of my window and secured it to the back with some plain old scotch tape (whatever works my friends).  Then I nailed a sawtooth picture hanger like this to the back of the window, taking care to centre it along the top of the frame. And that’s it friends!

Vintage window dry erase board tutorial! Love this old vintage window turned dry erase board. Great way to upcycle an old window!

Vintage window dry erase board tutorial! Love this old vintage window turned dry erase board. Great way to upcycle an old window!

Vintage window dry erase board tutorial! Love this old vintage window turned dry erase board. Great way to upcycle an old window!

Vintage window dry erase board tutorial! Love this old vintage window turned dry erase board. Great way to upcycle an old window!

Vintage window dry erase board tutorial! Love this old vintage window turned dry erase board. Great way to upcycle an old window!

Vintage window dry erase board tutorial! Love this old vintage window turned dry erase board. Great way to upcycle an old window!

Vintage window dry erase board tutorial! Love this old vintage window turned dry erase board. Great way to upcycle an old window!

Vintage window dry erase board tutorial! Love this old vintage window turned dry erase board. Great way to upcycle an old window!
 I’ve got myself the prettiest dry erase board that I can write on and wipe off to my heart’s content with any old dry erase marker.

Vintage window dry erase board tutorial! Love this old vintage window turned dry erase board. Great way to upcycle an old window!
 I’ve had this old window sitting around for ages now and I’m so happy to finally be able to put it to work in my new office space!

Vintage window dry erase board tutorial! Love this old vintage window turned dry erase board. Great way to upcycle an old window!
 If you liked this project, I’d love for you to pop by to see all of my other farmhouse style DIY’s! Wishing y’all such a lovely day!

 
Get the how-to on these diy farmhouse pots! Learn how to spackle + paint these like a pro to give these pots the perfect rustic charm! Great DIY farmhouse project, darling home decor ideas!

Visit several more farmhouse ideas like our DIY Farmhouse Shelves,

Pretty farmhouse dining room shelves, click through to see how easily the room came together. Step by step how to create this look! Pretty farmhouse dining room decor ideas! DIY farmhouse shelves using stain + paint!

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27 Comments

  1. I found the exact same vintage window in Facebook marketplace. I was so excited! I took the time to scrap off some paint off the glass and clean the window. However my window was filled with termite droppings and live termites. It sounded like sand running through the frame when turned upside down. So I cut a hole in the back and my nightmare came true. What a mess and waste of time. Absolutely disgusting. So be careful when purchasing old vintage wood, especially windows! I don’t think it’s worth it.

  2. For me it’s your Dry Erase board! WOW!!!! Seeing the lace curtains, I just knew you had used a piece of lace instead of wrapping paper. I read wrapping paper I had to take a…well lets just say I looked a bunch of times. I really love this one, thank you for sharing.

  3. hello Kristi and Kelli with an I!

    Boy am I ever glad I hopped back over to comment and noticed that your name isn’t with a Y.

    I loved this project! You are featured today on my blog for Thursday Favorite Things.

    Thank you for sharing.
    Olivia

  4. Love those chippy brackets and what you did with the desk! I have that desk, but I’m thinking that it needs an update to look more modern.

  5. What a cute and practical idea! It’s amazing what creative people can come up with. Visiting from Over the Moon Link Party #39 🙂

  6. I agree with you Kristi! Having a creative space for the work-at-home mom is a must! This is a lovely addition to your space–so chic and very much a design and function piece as well. Thanks for sharing it with us on #shinebloghop this week!

  7. Love how your office is coming together, Kristi and this is the perfect addition! xo

  8. That window is absolutely gorgeous and even better you didn’t have to paint or distress it! The wall paper you used is perfect and ties in so well with the rest of the space. Love it, Kristi!

  9. That is so pretty! I love the paper you chose! I can’t wait to see the whole room completed! You are actually living my dream~I want so badly to find an old farmhouse fixer upper that I could decorate and DIY to my hearts content! And farmhouses are so fill of charm and just rambling is the only word I can think of. My house is so tiny, I’m finding it hard to make it the style I want it to be.
    You’re doing a great job!

  10. I found my way to your blog via Kristi of Making it in the Mountains. She’s a fellow Canadian;) Well, I’m in Prescott (have you visited the great estate sales and new vintage shops up here?), recently having moved from Gilbert, and I see we were ‘neighbors’;) It was fun to discover your blog this morning. I’m sharing it!

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