a few weeks ago we finally made Pax a magnetic chalkboard wall which i've been meaning to do for a while. i had done a magnetic wall before which didn't work well at all so this time i wanted to make sure it was going to work.
first i taped off the area i wanted to paint. i did a house shape because his little kitchen goes right in front of it.
then i started with the magnetic paint. it smells horrible so Pax had to leave the room and couldn't even nap in there that day.
i did 7 (!!!) layers of magnetic paint while blow drying the wall in between so i wouldn't have to wait forever.
after the last layer was dried i did three layers of charcoal paint which luckily didn't smell. i took off the tape immediately after i was done painting. the little streaks you see on the wall happened because Sterling decided to do one layer while i put Pax down for his nap and he accidentally painted over the tape -.- (thanks babe). nice surprise right?! lol i was like seriously what just happened i was gone for 5 minutes!
afterwards i waited for two days and then rubbed the entire wall with chalk. at this point Pax was very eager to test out his new wall!
i left the chalk on for like two minutes and then let Pax wipe it off with a wet paper towel and it was finally done!
he LOVES it!! i yet have to add a shelf for all his kitchen stuff and then it'll be complete. i got him some vehicle magnets from melissa&doug that he loves and also made some sticky 9 magnets he enjoys! the magnets hold well and i could easily hang up pictures if i wanted to.
making a magnetic chalkboard wall was definitely worth it! if you've been contemplating about doing one i would say - just do it!! you will enjoy!! obviously you could also do either or but i figured doing both (magnetic and chalkboard) in one will give me more options later.