A couple of years ago Amanda and I decided to paint a chalkboard wall in the hallway next to our front door. We had seen one at her sister's house and thought it would be a fun addition and a way to write messages to each other. We got some magnetic paint and some chalkboard paint from the store and started our creation.
Our original plan was to paint the entire wall that is taped off in this photo.
But it seemed like it was too much so we decided to make it a little smaller and taped off a smaller section in the middle.
We found these wooden letters at the craft store and thought they would be a nice addition to the board.
These took about about 8 coats of paint before they looked good.
The magnetic paint went on first which was a thick gooey grey paint. I was not a fan of painting with it. Then two coats of the chalkboard paint and it was done.
We found some thin wooden trim and painted it black as a border so it would look more like a frame and not just a section of painted chalkboard.
The whole project took most of the weekend but it has come in very handy and we often leaves messages for each other on it. The magnetic paint did not work as well as we had hoped but it does work for very light items.
Have you ever painted a chalkboard wall or seen one?