Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Magnet Chalkboard

The people who owned our house before us converted the garage into an extra room. When we moved in, we made it our playroom. So, as you can imagine, there are huge, long walls on either side of the room. I knew this one wall would be perfect for a chalkboard.

I was watching a DIY show and saw someone use magnet paint underneath chalkboard paint! How genius is that? So, I put my husband to work :-)

We needed several coats of magnet paint before objects would begin to stick. Maybe three coats.

Then, a coat or two of chalkboard paint! I have to admit I had my doubts about the chalkboard paint. I thought surely it wouldn't work good or wouldn't erase properly. But, I'm here to say, it's just like a real chalkboard.

My man framed it out...even added some decorative end caps and a grooved ledge along the bottom to hold the chalk. beautiful!

And just a little side note: We are in this house only temporarily. The military has us moving every few years. When I mentioned this project, I envisioned some sort of removable chalkboard. As you can see, though, my husband painted directly onto the wall. Not too sure how the next occupants will feel about this chalkboard. Maybe primer will cover it up nicely....who knows? But, next time we'll make something a little less permanent!

linking to:
Blue Cricket Design
Somewhat Simple


  1. Such a great idea. I'd never heard of magnet paint!

  2. I love the magnet paint under the chalkboard -- genious!!

  3. Enjoy it while you're there! I hope the next family loves it too!


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