Chalkboard Window Calendar

It’s the most wonderful day of the month…$30 Thursday!
Remember when I found a bunch of old windows on the side of the road and said that I had a lot of different ideas for them?
I wasn’t lying.
This will make my third (and probably final) old window project! *sniff
(Mr. Hoff is soooo ready to get that pile of old windows out of the garage!)
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This chalkboard window calendar is keeping us very organized as I am making my back-to-work transition!
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Each week I write our schedule and appointments on the calendar.  I also keep a running grocery list and a to-do list in the “etc.” section.
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I hang Miss L’s outfit on the hooks each day.  That way no matter who is getting her ready, (Mr. Hoff, myself, my mom, my MIL) they know exactly how to dress her.  I also hang a chalkboard tag on the hanger to specify the day of the week.  (Unnecessary…yes, but I love the tags!)  See the DIY chalkboard tag tutorial here.
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I made this chalkboard window the exact same way as I made my bathroom hooks.  Click here for the full tutorial.  The only addition to the tutorial I have is that I primed the window panes with latex primer, then brushed them with two coats of chalkboard paint.  I added the vinyl letters using my Silhouette Cameo to cut them!
Now, let us see what my talented peers came up with this month!
Drumrollllll please…..
I’m pretty much going to copy Jen’s Directional Sign Out of a Reclaimed Barn Board at some point in the near future.  No joke. Totally copying it. Love it!
Shayna always manages to out-do herself, doesn’t she?!  I LOVE her Farmhouse Light with Chicken Wire!
 …and don’t forget to follow our $30 Thursday Pinterest Board!
Have a great day! 🙂
I was featured at The Housewarming Party.


  1. says

    This is great! I have a bunch of old windows that I have done things with too. It is addicting! I got stopped a bit by the fact that some of my windows are painted with lead paint, and I have small kids. That kindof put me off working with them….but I still have a bunch!
    Great idea.

  2. says

    Hi April!

    My name is Anna and I am the Digital Marketing Specialist at Feldco Windows and Doors. I am writing an article for our blog titled “12 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Windows”.

    I loved your “chalkboard window calendar” idea, and I referenced your blog in my article. I was hoping to use an image from your site to compliment my article.

    Thanks for your awesome inspiration!


  3. Carla says

    Hi, I love this, i am getting ready to make one at a class tomorrow. What brand of Chalkboard paint did you use?? Did you apply it with a brush?? Roller?? Sponge Brush??


    • April Hoff says

      Thank you, Carla! I used a brush, and I used whatever brand of chalk paint they have at Menards…(Rust-Oleum, I think.) I have no idea which Silhouette font I used. 🙂

  4. Carla says

    Oh, one more thing, do you happen to know which Cricut Font you used for the letters?? Was it a cartridge or one on line??



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