DIY: Magnetic/Chalkboard

This is one of my most favorite things at home. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money so I decided to do it myself. This started because I was one to have on my fridge door pictures, magnets, coupons, receipts, appointments, shopping list, you name it and I didn’t like it, I really did not, so this was my way of fixing my fridge clutter.

Materials:
– dry erased board
– chalkboard paint
– painter’s tape
– paint brush
– sand paper

Directions:
Lightly sand the dry erased board, wipe clean. Put the tape and cover the frame of the board. After the board has no cleaning residue, start painting. You will need 2 to 3 coats, depending on the size of the dry erased board. Mine is 24×36 inches and required 3 coats. Make sure you allow at least 1 hour to dry between coats.
imageI bought this chalk holder at JoAnn’s, this way my boys and I can easily hold the chalk and it came with a magnet,lucky me!.

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This tiny eraser I got from the Lakeshore Learning store and I had a plain magnet, so I simply glued it to the back of the eraser.
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I keep all my chalk in this magnetic silicone container.
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This is the way it looks and it worked perfectly. Now I keep my fridge door bare and my chalk/magnetic board holds a bunch of stuff!, including my shopping list. This cost me only the $4.00 for the paint because I got my board for free!.

Important: don’t use color chalk right away, use white for a couple of weeks . The white chalk is softer and better to write with than the colored ones.

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