{How to} create a magnetic blackboard wall

We’ve had a blackboard wall in every home we’ve lived in, but it’s really come into its own now we have kids. They love doodling on the wall and we can write notes to remind ourselves of shopping items or other things we know we’re likely to forget. Adding magnetic paint under the blackboard paint means the wall also doubles up as a noticeboard to make it even more useful. It’s so simple to do – here’s my easy video How To….



  1. March 22, 2012 / 4:57 pm

    I love the idea, one that I will keep stored in mind for next home 🙂

    • Heather
      April 3, 2012 / 7:50 pm

      It is great, though the magnetic paint still isn’t quite as strong as I’d like it to be.

  2. March 27, 2012 / 10:47 am

    I love it, maybe when it is time to do the kitchen I will do it under my blackboard area

    • Heather
      April 3, 2012 / 7:51 pm

      I have to say it will only hold single pieces of paper with a very strong magnet, so it’s not entirely practical. I like being able to put a few chosen pieces up, but I will add some magnetic boards too that we have in the garage for the more important stuff.

  3. March 30, 2012 / 12:52 pm

    I am totally going to do this – I have even just ordered the paint. You have inspired me!


    • Heather
      April 3, 2012 / 7:52 pm

      Ooh have you done it yet? If you haven’t I’d recommend doing one more coat of the magnetic paint. Although it does hold single pieces of paper up, it’s a bit frustrating that it’s not stronger.

  4. April 18, 2012 / 8:20 am

    LOVE this idea Heather…you are slowly planning my new kitchen for me 🙂 Thanks ever so much x

    • Heather
      April 18, 2012 / 2:21 pm

      Ooh a new kitchen, how exciting! Shout if there’s anything at all you need to know. Always happy to offer up advice!

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