If you're friends with me on Facebook, you're probably sick of hearing me talk about my love affair with Martha Stewart's new craft paint line. And no, I am not being paid to go on and on about this stuff (I wish I was!).
First I was awestruck by the rainbow of amazing colors available in all sorts of finishes and their ability to paint on anything (wood, glass, plastic, fabric, metal, etc.), but what I really fell in love with was all of her specialty paints and finishes - specifically the magnetic and chalkboard paints. I've seen these types of paint before at hardware stores, but only for upwards of $20 or so for a small container. With my trusty Michael's coupons, I paid a grand total of $3.50 for the magnetic and $3.00 for the chalkboard paint. And hey, slap a Martha Stewart logo on something and throw on some lovely packaging, and I'm pretty much sold before I even know what it is. Sad, I know.
When we moved into our new house, we were lucky enough to have an updated kitchen with one of those fancy, stainless steel refrigerators. Attractive - yes. But I was bummed out about it's un-magnetic capabilities. So I decided to transform this skinny 2 foot wide section of wall into a magnetic chalkboard
I taped off a 14" x 56" rectangle and first painted it with 2 coats of the magnetic paint which used up the entire container - it is some really thick and gloopy paint - but of course myself and a couple of friends all squealed in delight when it actually held magnets :) And then painted it with 2 coats of the chalkboard paint, which took about 1/2 of the bottle.
Then I put my husband to work framing it out with some simple trim that he picked up from the hardware store (I have a bit of a difficult time cutting miters the correct length).
Next on the agenda? To whip up some cute magnets to accessorize this baby! I'm thinking some of these, some of these, and definitely some of these.
Have any of you tried out these paints yet? I'd love to see some of your projects!