Monday, March 5, 2012

Magnetic Chalkboard Pantry Door

I recently dressed up a plain pantry door with Rust-oleum's magnetic primer and chalkboard paint. I first applied 3 light coats of the magnetic primer. Take note: this stuff has some strong fumes and requires a lot of ventilation. Also, to avoid a tedious clean up, I used a sponge roller and disposable paint tray that I could just throw away afterward. The next day I applied 3 coats of chalkboard paint. This paint has way less fumes and cleans up with just soap and water. Honestly, I was pretty happy just to see the ugly veneer door black, but the fact that I can now use it as a calendar and message center is a big bonus! I waited an entire week before writing on it with chalk, so in the meantime I made some fun magnets. I've read many blog posts about how most magnets won't stick to surfaces painted with the magnetic primer, but I have found that the sheet magnetics work great and easily hold up papers and cards. All in all, I'm very happy with the results.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Useful, clever, awesome. I want one. Gathering ideas for my "retirement home."

Nanette Merrill said...

That is such a good idea. I really would like to do this.

My Casa Bella said...

Very nice, I would like to do something like this at our next place.
MCB

Stacy said...

What a fun idea! I love the look of the chalkboard door. Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful tips.

Valerie said...

What a great idea-it looks great! This would be a perfect idea for the door to my studio!