Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How to make a Magnetic Chalkboard for your refrigerator



I have wanted to turn our fridge into a chalkboard for a while but didn't want to permanently change it nor did I want to spend hundreds of dollars so I created a magnetic chalkboard and you can too.

Supplies:

Magnetic sheeting that you can find at Dick Blick by the foot, I ordered 3 feet for our fridge, so just measure where you would like yours to fit.

Chalkboard Paint from our local hardware.

Paint roller and pan

Chalk

Eraser


First spread out some newspaper and roll out your magnetic sheeting.

Follow the instructions on your paint can. I applied two coats and allowed it to dry for 4 hours in between coats.



Once your chalkboard is completely covered with paint allow it to cure and dry for 3 days. Next stick your magnetic chalkboard to your fridge. Before you use your chalkboard condition it by using the broad side of a piece of chalk and completely cover and then wipe clean with a damp cloth. Finally have some fun and get creative.


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5 comments:

Meagan said...

That is really cool. I think I am going to do this.

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

That is really great Kristen! What a cool idea!

xoxo
Jen

Clare said...

great idea!!

Kimmie @ live fancy. said...

LOVE this!

~Laura said...

Very cool idea!