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Chalkboard Chore Chart

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On one of my recent walks in my neighborhood, I came across this old window that someone was throwing away…I just love when that happens!  I knew that I immediately wanted to make it into a chalkboard.  But not just any chalkboard…one that would hopefully help me organize my life a little better.

Aside from working on our 2 Bees blog, I also have a full time job that at times can demand a lot of my time and attention (not to mention my commute in Atlanta traffic 🙁 )  Because of this, a lot of my weekends are spent running errands and cleaning the house.  I realized that I wasn’t really enjoying my weekends anymore because of my neglected chores from the week.

So I began to think back to my childhood and the chore chart my mother made for me and how much it worked.  I thought to myself “Why can’t it still work for me as an adult?”  This great find was my way to help me accomplish this!

Distressed Window before making it into a chalkboard. Amazing trash to treasure find!

Distressed Window before making it into a chalkboard. Amazing trash to treasure find!

The window was pretty dirty, but I knew I could clean it up.  Plus, I love the distressed look.

I then used painters tape to make sure I didn’t get any chalkboard paint onto the wood trim.

Applying painters tape to the window to make sure I don't get chalk paint on the wood trim

n't get chalk paint on the wood trim

Then I got to work with painting!  Chalkboard paint dries pretty quickly, so I tried to work fast.

Rust-oleum chalk board paint

Using rust-oleum chalkboard paint to paint this old window

I put on 3 coats of chalkboard paint and once I removed the painters tape I used a small brush to get into the crevices that had been covered up.

Using an old window to paint the panes with chalk paint...trash to treasure!

And voila, I have a brand new chalkboard that cost me absolutely nothing, as I already had the supplies.  I am so happy with how it turned out!

chalkboard chore chart


with chalk paint...trash to treasure! My adult chore chart :)

This is such a great reminder to just do a little each day, so that my weekends can be more relaxing.  Plus I’m able to have a space for my upcoming plans 🙂

Have you ever found anything that was someone’s trash that you transformed into a treasure? Tell us about it!




  1. Auntie Linda says:

    I absolutely love this! Take another walk around the neighborhood and grab me one!

    1. 2 Bees in a Pod says:

      I’ll try Aunt Linda 🙂

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