Chalkboard Magnetic Pantry Door

I LOVE chalkboard paint!! 
I'm always looking for placing to paint it and I found just the perfect spot on the inside of my pantry door!
I also used some magnetic paint.....
BEFORE 
3 coats of magnetic paint with a half of drying time between coats
2 coats of chalkboard paint
I added a border of green from my kitchen wall 
Perfect! 
The bottom half is just perfect for my son 
This keeps the little one busy while I clean up the kitchen:-)
After!!





















62 comments:

Deborah said...

I have been meaning to try out chalkboard paint. I didn't even know about magnetic paint too:)

Shannon @ The House Creative said...

It looks great. I have never had any luck with the magnetic paint. Its great to see that it worked for you. :-) Thanks for sharing.

vintage vine said...

I haven't tried the magnetic paint yet...I need to! Great idea to trim this chalkboard in green!
Thanks for linking this up over at Cottage Instincts...love your blog!

Modern Wivelyhood said...

I love this! It looks awesome. Thanks for sharing!

ProudArmyWife21 said...

I LOVE this!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You will love this! I've had a chalkboard painted on my pantry door for about 4-5 years now and we use it constantly. My girl was just a toddler when we did it and now she's 9. We use it for homework, lists, etc. We are going to paint her closet doors with chalkboard paint pretty soon. I was thinking about adding the magnetic paint when we did her closet doors and I like how yours looks. Thanks!

Nanniepannie said...

Looks great, I saw this in a magazine last year and filed it away in my mind. I'm in the process of doing a craft closet and thought a chalk board on the inside would be great. The magnic paint is a new spin to me...I like it. I'm visiting you by way of Met Monday, come visit me sometime.

Kristi said...

I have always wanted to use chalkboard paint. What a great and practical idea!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

I saw this at Cottage Instincts. This is a really neat idea. Thanks for sharing!

One Cheap B*tch said...

I want to do this soooooooo bad! Such a cute idea for kids. Maybe I can talk my hubby into letting me do one door that way...

Jeanine

BabiesandBargains said...

Looks great! I wish I had a pantry!

Mary said...

Hi Michelle! Your door looks fantasic, I didn't know that they made magnetic paint, very cool!Thank you for linking to Masterpiece Monday. Mary :O)

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

Black board paint and magnetic paint are two of my favourite decorating materials. I didn't have a lot of luck with the magnetic paint at first but once I figured out that it has to be well shaken (ie at the paint store and used immediately after you get home) and use a few coats ... it's amazing. Love the door idea in the pantry ... I like that it is out of sight!

Clara said...

Wonderful!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

I love that! I need to figure out a door to do that to in my house. Can you do me a BIG favor. Can you update the web address in my button? It's still going to my old blogspot. Thank you! (p.s. I'd LOVE a link in the post. :) You have to scroll WAY past any posting area to get far enough down to see my button and isn't it all about me? totally teasing)

Kim @ Sand and Sisal said...

Michell-
Love the pantry doors! Using the magnetic paint was a brilliant idea. The colored border sets it off beautifully and the painted interior of the pantry looks great! (I just painted mine also. I'm visiting from Hope Studios Tutorial Tuesday!Thanks for sharing!-
Kim

Lisa said...

This is really cute and the kids must love it! Great way to let them play but it's also completely hidden!

Terry said...

I've considered doing this...maybe if I finally get any grandkids. This is adorable for your son to be able to play while you are in the kitchen.

maleahbliss said...

lol! Do you know that I click on one of your links EVERY WEEK to invite you to come link up to my party? I love all your stuff. And I love chalk board paint. I have a can that I'm planning on doing something similar with. :)

Just in case you forgot, ;) I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!
LittleEme.blogspot.com

Eva Marie Harp said...

Very cute idea.
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Gaby said...

Super cute idea! I love how you can close the door and easily hide your grocery/to-do list.

Ashley said...

This is the greatest idea! I love it. Coming over from the Sew Much Ado linky party and I am loving your blog! Looking forward to following and getting more great ideas:)

Leslie said...

So cute! I love this idea! Can you please link it up to Hoo's got talent instead of Hoo are you! Thanks a bunch!

Ginger said...

Awesome! They make magnetic paint now...? Where have I been! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

melismama said...

Love this, thanks for the inspiration! I too am a 40(ish) mom with a 22 yr old and then a 6, 3 and 20 month old...lol...we have that in common..love your blog...new follower here and on FB!

Melis
http://just-starting-out.blogspot.com/

AllieMakes! said...

Super cute! And totally functional! I love it! Great joB!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Well, I'll be . . . I've seen tons of chalkboard paint projects, but not one with magnetic paint too! Oh, my grandson would soooo love this! Another 'to-do' project!

Would love for you to drop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.

http://MuralMaker1.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) You can see the feature here
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-kitchen-craft-ideas/

If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

Organize with Sandy said...

That looks awesome. I found you on the Chalk Talk link party. I tried the magnetic paint (and followed directions closely b/c I was told you really have to) and it still has very little magnetism. The guy told me I really need to buy some specific kind of magnets. But it looks like your magnets are doing great! I love the combo.
I would also love for you to link this up to my Organizing Mission link party! My readers are loving the chalkboard items. I'm not on blogger, so you can find my link party at Organize with Sandy.com/blog and go to Organizing Mission Monday link party Week 18. (sorry.. I hate leaving links)
Thanks!

Kathy said...

Thanks for the magnetic paint scoop. You just saved me a potload of money. I was trying to buy a pantry door with the magnetic feature. $$$ Whew!! Trying to build a whole house here, ... on an artist's income. Drop by and see unique art by fiber artist Kathy Bourgeois kbartdesigns.com

junkgarden said...

I'm all about the chalkboard paint, but haven't tried to magnetic paint yet. Your pantry looks awesome!
Angie

Heaven's Walk said...

Adorable idea! And I'll bet your little son just adores it, too! :) Gotta love that chalkboard paint!

xoxo laurie

Milliscent Morgan said...

Wow such a great idea for those who have babies in their home and you want to learn your kiddo how to write you may use the back of your pantry doors, dual purpose right?

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