December 29, 2010

Magnetic Chalkboard Completion!

It's been awhile since I've been on here so where to begin... how about back to the board. You can read here for what you may have missed. So after the board was primed with the magnetic primer and dried, I took it out to the garage to add the chalkboard paint.

Chris laid down newspaper:

I sprayed three rounds of the chalkboard paint allowing for 40 minutes between each coat and once it was dry I removed the tape:

And tada!

After this photo op, we removed the ugly frame:

Cut the new molding into the necessary sizes:

Seasoned the board by rubbing chalk all over it:

Affixed the new frame, and FINITO!!!

I purchased white high gloss spray paint and a corresponding clear coat thinking that I wanted the frame to be solid white. However, since our kitchen has yet to be completed and that will be where the board hangs I decided to leave it as is for the moment. Who knows, I might ultimately decide to stain it instead! Oh, and I still have to show you it's magnetic power! That will come next.


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Tonya said...

your chalkboard looks nice! what a neat idea said...

Hey Pretty girl! I am SOOOOOOOO glad you found me! I am your newest follower! Few things here...1) I. LOVE. YOUR. BLOG.!!! Its FAB and i am going to be spending SHAMFUL amounts of time roamin around here..Catchin up! 2) Your home is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors...And that Chalkboard, LUUUUUUURVE! 3)Your Hub REALLY needs to go to the Gym...he is SO out of Shape! Doesnt he KNOW how important being fit is??? HAR!!!!!! For the love of PETE! Im feelin a bit like I (And my Hub) need to hit the Gym! BTW, You will find I say for the Love of PETE a LOT ...But I got NO IDEA who PETE is!?!? And 4) Did you move that car OUT of the garage before you SPRAYPAINTED??? Just curious cuz I HAVE spraypainted with a car IN the garage and I was in BIG TWWUUUBLE with my Hub! YIKERS! LOL! How was I to know paint would ADHERE to the car...ANYHOOO! SO glad to have found each other and look forward to walkin through 2011 with my new friend!
OH! And, P.S. I sometimes wonder if anyone is listening to me too, so im with ya on that! Thats why I LOVE to make new Friends/Followers..cuz I know there are people out there...I have a lot to say too! As you can see by this MARATHON COMMENT! LOL!


Pamela said...

That is an awesome chalk board! Can't wait to see your cabinets painted!

Jen said...

I love this magnetic chalkboard, I have been thinking about making one of these - but a little bit unsure of how to go about it. Thanks for the details, I am going to make one soon!

I would love it if you would come and link up to Fantastic Fridays


AllieMakes! said...

Great job! How many coats of the magnetic primer did you have to do to make it really magnetic? Fab job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!


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