Monday, March 29, 2010

DIY magnetic chalkboard

I am a little bit embarrassed - I had to google DIY it see what it meant!

$5.00 pictures from D.I.

LOVE the detail of the frame!

I painted right over the glass with Magnetic paint - it took a couple of coats!
Then the chalk board paint over that - it also took a couple of coats!
To finish it off, you take a piece of chalk and rub it over the entire thing, rub it off with a paper towel, and it is ready to go!!!!
I bought everything at Home Depot and I have enough supplies to make 25 more - so I will!!!


Erin said...

What's next?

Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

So cute! You know I want this one SO DON'T SELL IT :)

Paige said...

I call it! I want it...I get it! Pick me, pick me!!!!!! So cute mom, you're so talented.

Crystal said...

Thanks for being creative for me :) You're AMAZING!

Kaija said...

Um its like you read minds or something! I have been wanting to make one, but with the metal instead...but how cool is the chalkboard. You MUST show me how, because I was just going to buy one at Robert's. I know, BUY one..crazy huh!

Chelle said...

I have the coolest frame that I picked up at the DI for $2. I really wanted to turn it into a chalk board but the glass is missing and it's an odd size. :(
But, today while I was scrolling through my google reader pages I found a tutorial on glass cutting! I never knew you could cut glass by yourself! Now I'm off to the DI to find an ugly frame with a good piece of glass and to Home Depot to find Magnetic Paint!! Wish me luck!
Yours turned out great and it looked very cute at Erin's house for Paige's shower.

Veronica said...

Talent oozes out of you Melanie! I love to see everything you do. Way to the frames and the virtues from your previous blog post too. You are an amazing woman! Love you friend.