Pinkie Owl & Fall Pumpkin

I started working on windows #23 and 24 yesterday, but due to the several coats of chalkboard paint, and some hand painting and details I added to both, I didn’t complete them until this afternoon.

When my friend Angie started crafting a few years ago, she mentioned that when you begin crafting, that with each and every project you complete, you will slowly but surely, begin to perfect your craft.  That with each project, you will begin to get better over time.  It made sense, but not until just recently did it really hit home!

For example, here is window #1…

I stenciled on a rooster and stapled the burlap to the back.  That was it.  A few easy steps.

While I like how this window turned out, I am amazed at how different and more complex each window has gotten since.  This window was EASY.  It took me all of a few hours to complete.

These next two windows took two days!!

Window #23

I originally decided to create another Halloween chalkboard.

I painted the glass with several coats of chalkboard paint.

Once the paint was dry, I began painting my pumpkin.

The more I painted it, the more I liked it just the way it was.  I couldn’t imagine painting a face on it.

I also began to think that if it was a Halloween chalkboard, it would only be used for a month.  BUT, if I made it a Fall chalkboard, then at least it could be out for a few months.

So, that’s what I made.  A Fall chalkboard.

I added some twine and some little burlap flags that say “Fall” on it.  Of course, I had to add some cute little burlap rosettes.  Remember, I’m in that phase right now.

Here’s the finished Fall chalkboard…

Window #24

I know I say this a lot, but really, this is probably my favorite window I’ve made so far.

I made a window last week with a scrapbook paper owl that I Mod Podged onto the window.  So many people loved the owl, that I knew I just had to make another window with an owl.

I searched online for a picture of an owl and found one that I thought I could paint.

Here is my sweet little owl.

I named her Pinkie.  She looks like a Pinkie.

Next, I added a rag garland.

I’m in that phase too, if you remember correctly.

I strung it across the top of the chalkboard.  It hung a little low, so I decided to pin it up in the middle.  I added a cute little button to cover up my nail.

Finally, I glued some cute little pink ribbons on the ends.

Here she it.. Pinkie and the Raggy Chalkboard…

I love it!!

I can’t believe tomorrow I’ll be working on window #25!!




My name is Claire and I am behind the blog... The Rustic Pig. I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and I just might be addicted to Craigslist. I love to buy antiques, paint them, and give them a chance to be loved again! Please feel free to pull up a chair and stay for a while. If you ask a question or leave a comment, I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!


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  1. Cute post. Love your window and your chalkboard.


  2. Sweet friend!!! You are so talented. The hand paintings make these pieces so special!! Can’t wait to see window 25.

  3. All of these are so cute. That owl is really adorable–owls are so popular these days. I really love how you strung the rag garland across the top–that adds so much. Just darling!

  4. very cute, and great for fall. love that pumpkin!!!

  5. Tiffaney Ballard says:

    How much is the owl chalkboard, and where can I buy it???


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