• Magnetic Chalkboard Done!

    I started with this $7 mirror from the thrift store:

    I spray painted the frame white ($3) and then added four coats of magnetic paint (kind of expensive, a quart was $20) straight onto the mirror. Then I sprayed two coats of chalkboard paint ($5) on top of the magnetic paint. That’s it! It’s not super magnetic, but it does the trick. Some spots seems to be better than others (as you can see from our name falling). I have lots of extra magnetic and chalkboard paint so I’m thinking of more projects to do.
    Total= $35
    It’s up in our kitchen and I just love it!


    1. Meg said… June 9, 2009 8:43 pm

      oh I love this – and I love the post-it calendar. what a clever idea! this could replace my calendar, cork board, refridgerator magnets, and messages left on the counter! what a great find and great idea.

    2. Marie {Make and Takes} said… March 24, 2009 3:16 pm

      Oh, this is awesome. I had no idea there was magnet paint, very cool. I’m so horrible at finding the thrifty stuff and realizing it’s a treasure waiting to be refinished! Great job.

    3. Tururu said… March 1, 2009 5:44 am

      Good idea!!post and link you in my blog http://babydeco.blogspot.com XD

    4. liz stanley said… February 18, 2009 7:32 am

      susan, make me some cafe rio sauce and we’ll talk

    5. Susan Petersen said… February 18, 2009 7:24 am

      It really does look fab, i was just kidding on twitter, can we still be friends?

    6. Sarah Jane said… February 17, 2009 7:33 pm

      FANTASTIC! I have been waiting to see how this turned out:) oh…and thanks for your post about Emilee jane. I have been wondering if you would post about it (found on Your Heart Out). can’t wait to take a trip up there soon. anyways…fantastic!

    7. Kami said… February 17, 2009 7:14 pm

      so cute! I love it! Thanks for the tips. 🙂

    8. You are my fave... said… February 17, 2009 1:18 pm

      It turned out perfect. I absolutely love it.

    9. ferardandy said… February 17, 2009 12:47 pm

      so cute, i like the post-its.

    10. punkinmama said… February 17, 2009 11:59 am

      Just saw this via your tweet. Love it! There are so many cool things I want to try!

    11. twin2trip said… February 17, 2009 11:42 am

      Hi there, I was just checking the comments on designsponge and came across your project. It turned out great and I can’t believe you found that beauty for $7. If I were to do that project on my own I would have just used the magnetic chalkboard paint as well. Anyway love it! Ok and wishing I could go to the Jonathan Canlas workshop in San Francisco that you posted about. His work is amazing.Hope SLC is treating you well. We miss living there. I really likey your blog.Christina

    12. tryingtobegreener said… February 17, 2009 11:13 am

      How beautiful and very functional! Are those post-its for your calendar? If you wanted to, you could use a permanent white marker and draw in a calendar template where you could chalk in the days of the month each month. Just an idea but what you did is really nice.

    13. Rebecca said… February 17, 2009 10:42 am

      Liz at her finest. Fabulous!

    14. Liv said… February 17, 2009 10:40 am

      (Linked from twitter) LOVE the calendar. I made a corkboard version, but I’ve been thinking a magnetic one will be less work to redo each month. We’ll see 🙂

    15. jordan said… February 17, 2009 10:39 am


    16. Molly said… February 17, 2009 10:23 am

      great work. very cute.

    17. Laura said… February 17, 2009 9:13 am

      I love it, too!

    18. Jenn H said… February 17, 2009 9:04 am

      It turned out GREAT Liz! Can’t wait to see it in person…When are you going to invite us over?

    19. Kate said… February 17, 2009 9:02 am

      Well I am inspired. I shall be on the lookout for a mirror now. It looks beautiful.

    20. Becky said… February 17, 2009 8:58 am

      i saw an episode on HGTV the other night where they used magnetic paint and painted patterns directly onto the walls of a playroom. an instant place for magnetic alphabet letters. very fun.

    21. Mandy said… February 17, 2009 8:03 am

      WOW, it looks awesome!

    22. daisy said… February 17, 2009 6:55 am

      That turned out so cute! You have inspired.

    23. liz stanley said… February 11, 2009 2:02 pm

      i’m putting on the last coat of chalkboard paint… and getting sick of the fumes

    24. honora said… February 11, 2009 1:10 pm

      Looks great so far!

    25. Ryan & Ashley Blair said… February 11, 2009 9:10 am

      I am inspired! However, I will have to wait until my 30 days not spending challenge is over 🙂

    26. kim said… February 11, 2009 4:19 am

      Love this.

    27. Whitney said… February 10, 2009 8:19 pm

      oh, good for you. I’m dying to make this myself.

    28. Samantha said… February 10, 2009 7:04 pm

      I can’t wait to see the results!

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