As I stated in yesterdays laundry room reveal post, I really wanted our laundry room to serve as a mud room/hub for our family when we are coming and going. In our last home I had come up with the idea of a DIY magnetic chalkboard to fill this need, and knew I wanted to do the same here — only without all the flaws I learned from the first time.
Both of my toddlers LOVE to play with magnets and due to our fridge being stainless steel they cant play there. (and I honestly love the chaos of it being out of the way!) Most large framed chalkboards you find in stores are not magnetic, so a DIY became some what necessary.
DIY Magnetic Chalkboard
This project can be completed in 30 min or less (if you don’t count drying time)
Total cost for me per chalkboard was about 30 dollars
24×36 inch frame //mine is from IKEA
24×36 sheet galvanized steel//Home Depot
1// Paint your sheet(s) of galvanized steel. I found that spray worked better. I love the spray paint I linked above, and one can will be more than enough for a few sheets.
2//Remove glass from frame and any matting if your frame has it so that you have just an empty frame.
3// Place painted steel sheet in frame and close it up. (TIP: I placed the matting and glass from my frame behind the steel incase I ever wanted to use it as a frame down the road).
4// Hang your Chalkboard. Once it is up place a couple of command strips on the sides and bottom of the frame to keep it in place. Because when you hang things and write you will bump the frame a lot or add unbalanced weight, this will save you a lot of headache!
5// Decorate and ENJOY! I found some great locker organizer bins at Target that worked awesome for holding magnets for my kids so they could have several sets out at once.
I added confetti sprinkle decals to the wall to make it a fun area for our little family, and am in love with the finished product!
I would love to see your finished product or answer any questions you have about this fun, easy DIY magnetic chalkboard, and stay tuned for more fun, easy DIYs!