Robins Egg Blue Magnetic Chalk board!

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So I have to admit this is my first chalk board project ever! wahoo! I know there is a million chalk board makeovers out there, so obviously this is not a new technique, but I have to say I’m really loving it! I think I took a fun twist on the trend. Take a look…

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Bright colors make me happy! :)

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Here’s the before. Remember when I re-did this bulletin board the first time around? image

If you know me I love black and white. It’s just so classy! I don’t own a piece of brown furniture and don’t know if I ever will. It looks beautiful, I just love black and white. The first year I was married my entire house consisted of black, white and red. It was a little much. But during that year I loved it. haha. Now my style has evolved and I STILL love black and white, but I have been trying to throw in a little more color over the last 2 years. My accent colors have been the robin eggs blue and lime green. It compliments the red quite nicely. And you know what.. I really haven’t bought much besides SPRAY PAINT. Spray paint is such a quick, easy and CHEAP fix!

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So the first thing I did was spray paint it blue! Then I decided it would be fun to make it a chalkboard AND magnet board. I still wanted it to be my bulletin board after all.

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I found some scrap wood in our garage ( you should see the “pile”) from our board and batten project. I took it to HD and they were kind enough to cut it down to the right size for me.

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Then I painted 3 coats with a roller brush. Honestly I probably should of done 4 coats. It’s still not as strong as I’d like it to be. Maybe it’s just not the best paint. If I were to re-do this project I would have used galvanized metal instead of wood… but it’s not super cheap! Maybe I’ll just buy some “extra-strength” magnets.

Okay back to the tutorial, haha. After the magnet paint is on you’ll want to lightly sand the board so it’s not coarse. Then give it 3 coats of chalkboard paint. I used the spray paint for this and it worked great!

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Then for the magnets I used these cute buttons found at Jo-Ann’s. I used my button shank to remove the shank and glued it to a small magnet.

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How cute is that?

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I also added this create sign I painted white as well. I think it adds the perfect touch.

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Don’t worry the banner tutorial is coming next week! :)

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Okay so I’m REALLY loving the change. LOVE LOVE LOVE. It just makes me happy looking at it.

So do you like it?! I’d love for you to share it if you do.

Happy *almost* Friday!

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  1. Jessica posted on June 2, 2011 at 8:25 am (#
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    I love, love, love it too! I think it came out great. Thanks for sharing.

    Jessica

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  2. Dorangela posted on June 2, 2011 at 6:03 am (#
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    Love this Jamielyn! Too cute. I think you just added another project to my every growing list :) LOVE D

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  3. Sew Cute Creations 4 You posted on June 2, 2011 at 6:09 am (#
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    I do love it. Isn’t it funny how we and our styles change over time? I’ve been in my house 20 years and have changed it multiple times…..in fact….I’m feeling the itch these days. Love your creativity. :)

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  4. Jessica posted on June 2, 2011 at 6:11 am (#
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    SO cute!! I have had my eye on some magnetic paint for a while. Im seriously thinking of getting some this weekend!

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  5. Bec posted on June 2, 2011 at 6:21 am (#
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    SOOOO super cute!!!
    I especially love the banner – adds the perfect touch!
    ~Bec :-)

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  6. Brittany posted on June 2, 2011 at 6:27 am (#
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    very cute. love the little “create” additive.

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  7. maria posted on June 2, 2011 at 6:28 am (#
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    omg this is BEAUTIFUL! :D

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  8. Lizy B posted on June 2, 2011 at 6:31 am (#
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    Super cute!! I love chalkboards and I’m always a little bit sad when I see white boards in the classrooms. Chalkboards always take me back to Mrs. Beam’s third grade class, I immediately want to start practicing cursive…
    Well done!

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  9. Mrs.Grinder posted on June 2, 2011 at 6:36 am (#
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    this is seriously amazing! i’ve been wanting a big chalk board to write my to-do lists on.. this seems PERFECT! add to list of 29183872 projects to complete :)

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  10. Leanne posted on June 2, 2011 at 6:40 am (#
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    That is so cute. I love chalkboards and I love the teal color. My linky party is going on through Friday and I would love for you to join the party if you get a chance.

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  11. Korrie@RedHenHome posted on June 2, 2011 at 7:23 am (#
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    This turned out super, super cute! I especially love your embellishments…did you make the little pennant banner?

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  12. Heather R. posted on June 2, 2011 at 7:44 am (#
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    I recently finished a chalkboard project of my own and have been loving it…but now I am wishing I had thought to make it magnetic as well! GREAT idea! Love the banner across the top and the “create” in the corner. Maybe I need to make another smaller one for my craft space ;)

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  13. Megan posted on June 2, 2011 at 7:56 am (#
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    Very cute project. I just did a post on magnetic chalk board last week . Love the little embilishments you make for the board. I will have to make a magnetic chalk board myself soon.

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  14. Jenn posted on June 2, 2011 at 8:25 am (#
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    Super cute! I really love the blue! I just finished a chalkboard with a pennant banner too (just from paper though). I am planning on using it for a calendar but now I’m thinking I should have made it magnetic too. Oh well! :)

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  15. Janet posted on June 2, 2011 at 8:30 am (#
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    I love, love, love it! The banner and the create sign add so much to it! I’ll be featuring your magnet board as one of my fabulous finds, thanks for the great idea. :)

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  16. Veronica posted on June 2, 2011 at 9:18 am (#
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    It turned out so pretty! Love the color and the pennant banner too.
    Thanks for sharing

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  17. Andrea posted on June 2, 2011 at 10:04 am (#
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    I love chalk boards, but I’ve never done a magnetic one! great job, this is so adorable!

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  18. Rachael C posted on June 2, 2011 at 10:27 am (#
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    I love this! I am moving to my new home and am so excited to have my own craft room. This would be perfect in my new work space! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Denissa posted on June 2, 2011 at 10:29 am (#
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    It turned out AMAZING!! I love it :) I need to find a piece of wood for a frame that I love to do the same!

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  20. Susan @ Busy Home Adventures posted on June 2, 2011 at 11:36 am (#
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    I absolutely love this! Your color combination and design are just too precious!

    I found magnetic paint to be a little bit of a letdown, too. I made a magnetic door in our kitchen and after 8 coats of paint, it’s still not as strong as say, the fridge. I found most of the little filings at the bottom of the paint even though I did have the store mix it the same day I painted.

    Great job on everything! One inspiring piece!

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  21. ches posted on June 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm (#
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    looks great, love the aqua color and how you made it magnetic

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  22. Hesper posted on June 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm (#
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    Really, really cute. Love the button to magnet idea, too!

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  23. Kim posted on June 2, 2011 at 1:54 pm (#
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    I think it’s wonderful! So cheery!

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  24. Lynn Oates posted on June 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm (#
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    I LOVE the Robin’s Egg blue! It’s such a refreshing color. It just makes me happy! Beautiful!! I cannot wait for the flag tutorial!

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  25. Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe posted on June 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm (#
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    This is just adorable! I’m loving every little detail of it. Very fun!

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  26. Heidi@thecraftmonkey posted on June 2, 2011 at 7:29 pm (#
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    This chalk & magnet board is TOO cute! I love the pennant, the “create”, the color of the frame, AND the cute magnets you made! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  27. Marsha posted on June 2, 2011 at 11:03 pm (#
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    I love the chalkboard!!! What a really fun idea–I need to find a place for one of those at my house.

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  28. Jen posted on June 3, 2011 at 6:08 am (#
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    This is so adorable! I’m going to use it for my Friday features today! Thanks for sharing!
    Jen

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  29. Kristen posted on June 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm (#
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    So the magnetic paint actually works, huh!? I’ve been thinking about trying it for some fun projects for my little one, but I didn’t know if it would be worth the time. Looks like it is! Adorable! Thanks for posting!

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  30. Mimi posted on June 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm (#
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    This turned out so cute! I love the turquoise and that tiny frame. Lovely
    One of my first chalkboard attempts I used this very same Magnetic paint. I did paint 4 coats and it was still weak. Needless to say I dropped the ball on that one and it is still sitting where I left it months ago. But you have inspired me to give it another try. Yours is so fun and I love it.

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  31. Karen posted on June 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm (#
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    Very cute…..gotta add this to my “TO DO”list! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets posted on June 7, 2011 at 5:14 am (#
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    I was just getting worried about the banner when you said that. Seriously. =)

    Such pretty colors! Great job with it. Have you tried using chalkboard pens? I love the way they look, like a menu at a cute coffee shop.

    Found you via Under the Table and Dreaming linky.

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes replied on June 7th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you!! Yes I just bought some, I LOVE them! They write so nicely.

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  33. mindie posted on June 11, 2011 at 9:33 am (#
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    If I haven’t told you yet I like your new header.

    I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

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  34. Kendra posted on June 11, 2011 at 8:06 pm (#
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    This is great! I’m quite obsessed with chalkboard paint and I’ve had it in my head for a while to do something combining chalkboard paint with magnetic paint – I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I love your finished product – the blue frame is perfect!

    p.s. found you via Thrifty Decor Chick’s linky…

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  35. Zoe posted on June 13, 2011 at 6:57 am (#
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    I’ve just sat down to take a break after spray painting blackboard paint on a kitchen cabinet door.

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    • Jamielyn replied on June 13th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      Oh fun!! Can’t wait to see it!

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  36. Sara L. posted on June 13, 2011 at 2:23 pm (#
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    Super cute. I used the magnetic paint on one of my projects, and I too found that it is not that strong magnetically. Bit disappointing, but as long as my magnets are not too heavy, it works!!

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    • Jamielyn replied on June 13th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you! I know I was disappointed. It seems like it can hold up light pieces of paper, but not card stock.

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  37. Jean @ Whiteboard Calendar Amazon posted on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 am (#
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    Cute,creative and a unique one for these post looks so very artistic. I’m sure more and more are eager to try and make like you’ve made it. God Bless:)

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  38. Jean @ Whiteboard Calendar Amazon posted on July 1, 2011 at 2:44 am (#
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    Cute,creative and a unique one for these post looks so very artistic.I think i have to add these in my list. I’m sure more and more are eager to try and make like you’ve made it. God Bless:)

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  39. Emily posted on September 14, 2011 at 6:59 am (#
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    They make paint that makes it chalk & paint that makes it magnetic?! OMG That is amazing.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      haha i know! they come up with everything these days. i love it! :)

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  40. donna posted on October 16, 2011 at 6:47 pm (#
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    great idea – I love it!

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  41. keisha posted on October 14, 2012 at 3:17 pm (#
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    LOVE this idea! Trying to make an art gallery wall for my son’s artwork – this is a great idea for at least one of the frames! I am finding that there is actually magnetic chalk board paint out there – maybe that would create a stronger magnetic surface? Thanks again for the idea.

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