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« on: September 06, 2007 08:01:16 PM »

So there's a cabinet manufacturer who has a warehouse discount store that sells overruns, mis-orders, etc. as well as random cabinet doors and drawer fronts CHEAP in my city.  So I bought a handful of the doors for various projects that so far have all turned out to be chalk boards made with chalkboard paint applied to the center panel.  However, I bought some magnetic paint so these two are magnetic chalkboards!  Anyone there is one for each of my two nieces whose birthdays are today (11 years) and the end of October (9 years).  Their mom is redoing their bedrooms and these are designed to coordinate with their new things.

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After, with shrink plastic magnets holding a paper birthday greeting and a chalk written message:


Up close of the bottom one, which has a opalescent topcoat that's difficult for me to photograph:


I'm not super thrilled with the magnetic paint - I'd say twice the manufacturer's suggested number of coats would be better and forget about trying to stir it at home - get it shaken at the store right before you use it if you can.

Thanks for looking!

UPDATE!  Turns out that the hardest thing about this project was making a box to ship it in. A friend had a HUGE box from a recliner they bought, so I cut that down - it was the kind with two layers of corrugation and kind of a pain in the patootie.  Anyway, as you can see my studio assistants were there to "help" me out - the older one as more of a supervisor (see background).

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007 08:08:02 PM »

I love it! what a great way to re-use!
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007 08:09:50 PM »

This is so cute! I had no idea that magnetic paint existed! How awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007 08:10:12 PM »

wow.  I've heard of the chalk board paint but never magnetic paint.  Where would an average...kinda...person such as myself find some of this magnetic paint?

These are truely cool!!
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007 08:23:48 PM »

Home Depot, Lowe's, any major retailer really : )
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007 08:36:46 PM »

Sweeet i wish i had magnetic paint!!! But i also wish i had an auntie-T rex  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2007 08:37:57 PM »

Home Depot, Lowe's, any major retailer really : )


Thanks!!!!
I believe I will be visiting one of these stores tomorrow to check it out.
Hope you don't mind a copy cat...but this is so inspiring.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2007 09:42:03 PM »

I love these! Great idea!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2007 11:49:43 PM »

what a great idea.
now i wish i didn`t throw away my old kitchen fronts etc.
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RubyTuesday
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2007 04:21:45 AM »

Wow, what a great job! they look great

I bet the girls will be thrilled with them:-)
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