Last September I was knee deep in a volunteer role at my daughter's school. I dedicated most of the school year to the job and put other activities, like blogging, household projects, etc on hold. It's good to be back.
I feel back in more ways than one....project time!
The 1st project I've been working on is adding a chalk/magnetic wall to the kitchen desk area. This area is kind of the "command center" of our lives so it's a great place for reminders.
Here's what it used to look like:
I taped off the area. This is my 1st time using the Frog Tape for a project.
As you can see it worked great.....nice clean line.
I used several coats of the Rust-Oleum Magnetic Primer 1st to add the magnetic piece.
As you can see it's VERY thick so it needs to be stirred real good. I rolled it on with
the paint roller that later had to be trashed. One thing about the magnetic paint....it's not
an easy clean-up. Plan to say goodbye to the roller and/or brushes you use.
Next was the Valspar Chalkboard paint.
I used 2 coats of paint and chalked it thoroughly after it was dry to "season" the wall.
Here's how it looks today:
It's great for hanging notes with magnets (but they have to be strong magnets)
and for writing a quick note.
The tall picture frame is camouflaging these ugly things. Why would a builder
put these up high rather than below the desk?
I'm joining the following party: