Awhile back we talked about making your own chalkboard paint and we told you we were tackling a magnetic chalkboard for our own kitchen. It took us longer than expected, but we finally finished it…because we needed to get it out of the dining room to work on the renos!
Here is the same space now.
To make your own magnetic chalkboard simply mix 2 tablespoons non-sanded grout with 1 cup of acrylic paint in any colour (we used a PPG colour called Knight’s Armour) and roll it onto a piece of uncoated mild steel (sheet metal). Be sure the grout is mixed in really really well. It tends to clump. You may have to do two coats. (Mix your grout and paint into a container that you can put a lid on between coats). Dean siliconed (caulked) our ‘chalkboard’ to the side of the cabinet and then caulked around it. The last step is to cover the entire chalkboard with a chalk base and then wipe it with a dry cloth or brush. Done!
It looks like it was always meant to be there, don’t you think?