Doesn't the title of this post sound so easy- "Making a Magnetic Chalkboard Wall". I looked at a few other lovely blogs for inspiration and then decided that this would be something I could handle. I thought it would take a few hours, slap some paint up and BANG, we would be in business! Hmmm. Check it out:
Step One: Tape the wall. Ok, done!
Step Two: Put on Magnetic Paint- three thin layers- why is it still so sticky??? oh, well it is probably fine... move to next step.
Step Three: Put chalkboard paint on wall, two layers. Hmmm. Why is nothing sticking to this thing???
Step Four: Read instructions on sides of cans (one has paint on it!?) Call friend for support. Friend suggests call 800 number on side of can- GREAT IDEA! They pick up right away- amazing.
Operator: "Did you stir the paint?"
Me: "Of course!" Grab paint stirrer and "OMG, this stuff is supposed to be thick?!"
Operator: "Yes, you should use 1/3 of the can".
Me: "But I already painted the chalkboard paint over it!!!"
Operator: "Yes ma'am (since when am I a ma'am?!), I understand. You will have to sand the wall and start again"
Me: "But I hate sanding almost as much as I hate ironing."
Operator: "Is there anything else I can help you with today?"
Me: "Wanna come sand my wall?"
Step 5: Sand Wall, Apply magnetic paint (stirred well this time!). Apply chalkboard paint. Allow to dry 24 hours. Rub all over with chalk, then erase!
Step 6: Peel off tape. Uh,oh paint snuck under the tape. Hmmm. I know, paint a gold frame around chalkboard.
Step 7: Hot glue a jewel, and ledge to make it pretty for a little princess!