DIY: Chalkboard Magnet

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I guess it’s about time I join the chalkboard craze!
I too am in love with anything to do with
chalkboard paint, I’ve just been a little
slow in getting around to actually doing
a project…until today!

Have a look at the hideous specimen below.
Don’t get me wrong I love me some turquoise
but this mirror is all wrong.
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Time to break out the white spray paint
and give it a few coats. I spray painted
the entire mirror, glass and all.
I used Krylon brand in a satin finish.

Once dry I gave the glass 3 coats of chalkboard paint, letting dry between coats of course. 
I just used a small craft paint brush about 1/2″ wide.

And voila, just like magic you end up with this beauty.

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Here’s the back.
I didn’t spray paint the back since it will not be visible.
I cut out dark grey felt and attached to the back with hot glue. 
As well the magnets are attached with hot glue.
This baby is going on my refrigerator door.
Now it’s easy to write quick notes and even a grocery list.
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Comments

  1. So cute! I love the white with the chalkboard center. It’s so clean and simple, but the ornate design on the mirror keeps it fun and pretty. Great idea!

  2. I know what you mean about joining the craze. We made chalk board signs for my daughter’s wedding. One of these days I will get that blog post done. Since I used metal trays, I turned the magnet signs into magnet boards and am using them in my office. Your framed chalk board sign looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love this!! The frame is awesome. The magnets are so clever. :)
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Great idea!!!!
    I love chalkboards

  5. Great job updating it to fit you! I love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  6. I totally didn’t think of putting magnets on the back to make it magnetic. I thought people were doing a goat of that magnetic paint with a coat of chalkboard paint over it. Good stuff! I wondered over from Whipperberry.

  7. What a great idea! I love chalkboard paint and in our next house (we are military), I plan on making a playroom with a little area for it. :)

    I’m now following you from Embracing Friends. :)

    http://raisingfiveboys.blogspot.com

  8. I love it!! So pretty!
    Visiting via The Grant Life :]
    Love on a Budget

  9. Hey girl, thanks for joining in on the Friday Chaos blog party! So glad you linked up with us, and I get to follow you! Wahoo! I am loving his frame.
    I also wanted to let you know about a coffee mug swap that I am hosting. It is a different spin on the idea that lets you get to know other bloggers better. And you get a pretty new mug just in time for fall! Score! Today is the last day to sign up and I would absolutely love to have you. I am hoping to get 50 swappers, the more the merrier! Here is where you can get all the deets and sign up to join: http://yellowumbrelladesign.blogspot.com/2012/08/coffee-mug-swap.html
    Love bloggin’ with ya. Talk to you soon :D
    Dalayna

  10. Pretty makeover!

  11. Love it!! It turned out great!

    Kelsey
    embracingmessy.blogspot.com

  12. Well done!! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to see more. New Follower ;-)

  13. Wow that looks awesome, we have a picture frame like that from IKEA and I never know what to put in it!!

    I am a new follower from the blog hop till you drop! If you get a chance check out my blog please!

    Megan
    http://nicholsfam.blogspot.com/

  14. Love this!Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for linking up at the Friday Chaos this week
    Have a nice weekend :)
    Kerry

  15. Soooo cool! the frame looks so nice and chic!
    http://www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

  16. This is too cool! Great idea! Newest GFC follower from the weekend blog hop. Would love it if you could visit my humorous blog site and follow back via GFC! Thanks again for sharing!

  17. super cute!

    Happy Friday! Stop by and say hello! :)
    nichollvincent.blogspot.com

  18. This is lovely!!! ♥
    thanks for the DIY!!

    Luisa
    labellemadeleine.blogspot.com

  19. I have three of these sitting in my daughters room, and I never thought to spray paint them! I bought two white and one blue, and I love the colors but I hate how shiny and glossy they are. Spray paint is an awesome idea to lower the “gloss”. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the link party!

  20. So cute!! It’s MUCH better as a chalkboard than as a mirror. I need to find some room for a little chalkboard paint in my life :)

    Jen
    drawingsunderthetable.blogspot.com

  21. Absolutely gorgeous! Is there anything else that needs to be said?
    Oh, how bout this… STUNNING!!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  22. That is super cute! I need to make some of these for my fridge!

  23. I love this. I need to make it now!!! New follower here from the blog hop!!

    http://www.tableformoreblog.com

  24. Beautiful! Great idea to add magnets to it.

    Dee

  25. What a cute idea! I love the magnet idea!

  26. Visiting from the Weekend Blog Walk. What a fantastic idea! love it!

    Kerrie
    http://familyfoodtravel.blogspot.ca

  27. Found you on the FB page hop. What a great craft for groups too!

  28. So cute! Love this =)

  29. Super cute xxx

  30. That is way cool! Super neat! I might make this for a friend of mine!

    xxx,

    Danielle Faith
    DanielleFaith.me

    PS: I’m your newest follower!

  31. I’m with you – I love chalkboard paint and want to try it real soon! I love your project!

  32. I’m also feeling the love with chalkboard paint. Great transformation! Angela @ Mrs. White Twig and Tea

  33. so cute! i love it!

  34. What a great way to transform the mirror–and yes, it did look rather horrendous before!

  35. What a great idea! Thanks for the great pictures…. I may have to give that a try.

    Buffie
    http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com/

  36. So adorable! Thanks for linking up to my party!

  37. Thanks for sharing this. I have a mirror in the garage with similar plans intended. This helps. Ginger

  38. What a fun transformation. I like the way you just used the existing mirror as the chalkboard…no need to cut a separate piece!

  39. Love this! New follower from hop…happy to be here!

    Bethany
    http://3sonsplus1.blogspot.com

  40. SWEET AND ADORBS! xo jen

  41. One freakin good lookin mirror. It was meant to be white and chalkboard. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  42. hey there! i found you through another hop and have linked up with you today and am a new follower. i started reading through your posts and you are very crafty with such great ideas and pictures. love this mirror turned chalkboard-my girls would love this! come by and visit sometime! kendrakaypahukoa@blogspot.com

  43. Swooooooon! I love this! I made one, but I’m lovin your frame! Great job friend! THANKS so much for linkin up to my Sunday FUNday partay! XOXOXO

    Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

  44. Great make-over. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  45. So adorable, who doesn’t love chalkboards!

  46. Great idea. Chalkboards are always useful, I’ve upcycled tonnes of things into chalkboards. It will be great on your fridge door for a grocery list or to do list.

  47. Looks great! I’ve also been slow to embrace the chalkboard trend, but I have a big project just waiting for a coat. Thanks for the inspiration, can’t wait to get started now. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

  48. Oh I love this! Chalkboards are such a useful thing to have around the house!! I would love for you to link this up at my link party this week! You can find it here:

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/well-crafted-wednesday-19-link-party.html

  49. Quite the cute transformation! Just found you from Girlish Whims today~I’m your newest follower! I would love it if you had a minute to pop over for a visit! Enjoy your Wednesday, Angie @ Swede Dreams

  50. It certainly is a beauty! Love it!

  51. Love this! I’m not very crafty, but I might try this sometime!

  52. Cuuuute!

  53. Oh I love this!! new follower :)

  54. Hello

    I was wondering where you purchased the turquoise mirror?

  55. This is so pretty! And such a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  56. It looks fantastic! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. You helped make my par-tay a success!

    Warmly, Michelle

  57. Great frame idea. Thanks for always sharing your great stuff on “I Gotta Try That” Hope you entered the giveaway while you were there.
    Marcie @ http://www.IGottaTryThat.com

  58. Very cute.

  59. I lurve it! Hey, I don’t know if I missed it…probably so. But I didn’t see The Dedicated House in your list of parties. Forgive me if it is there. As always, thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  60. Love your frames and pumpkins! Thanks so much for sharing at the Blackberry Vine! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

  61. Really cute frame and chalkboard!

  62. LOVE it! I want one on my fridge!! I’m featuring this tonight at the link party! Thanks for linking up, Sarah!!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

  63. Super cute! I’m featuring this on Tuesday:) Thanks for linking up:)

  64. hi! Thanks for linking this project to Nap-Time Creations Tasteful Tuesdays. Just wanted to let you know this will be featured at the party this week. Hope you can come by and check it out! Grab a featured button if you dont already have one! This link will go live at 8:30 central time Monday night!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/09/olympic-party-food-and-tasteful-tuesday.html

    ps. would love to see a link to the party in your list :o)

  65. This is brilliant. Love the color! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  66. What a great makeover! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends :)

  67. Love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sasse Wednesday. Hope to see you later today :)

  68. Love it!! :)

  69. This is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/reeses-smore-brownies-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  70. Love this idea! I just featured it in my chalkboard project roundup :) Have a great weekend!

    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures
    http://upcycledtreasures.com/2013/07/25-creative-diy-chalkboard-projects/
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