(sorry for the crappy iPhone pics – I need a nice new camera. Casey do you read this blog? Christmas is coming up…)
If you Pinterest, you’ll already know chalk boards are essential if you want to have a quirky, fun and laid back house. That said, I needed to hop on the chalk train. We also have an unfortunately placed breaker box in our kitchen so this project played double duty – chalkboard & ugly breaker box curtain.
I started out with finding these gems at the antique mall on 99 and 205th. If you haven’t been there, it’s the upstairs of the Burlington Coat Factory, and it has a mother-load of junk that I could spend all day rummaging through.
I also bought magnetic paint (Rustolium roll on for both the magnetic and the chalkboard). Magnetic paint – poop gravy. It was 20 bucks (pretty pricey for a quart of paint, I believe), I followed all the instructions to a T, even doubled the coat recommendation, and while a magnet will kind of stay on the board, if you tried to adhere a feather it would come crashing down.
Like I said before we had to hang them a little wonky because I was also trying to cover the horribly placed (and ironically magnetic) breaker box as shown below.