Paint over an old mirror
Many people have a few mirrors around their home that they simply aren’t using anymore. If not, it isn’t hard to find an inexpensive one at a big box retailer or thrift store. They are often the perfect size for creating a message board to hang on the wall. However, you may want to keep in mind that these won’t be ideal if you have small children who could knock them down and shatter the glass. All you have to do is coat it with a layer of white spray primer. Let it dry and then apply two to three coats of chalkboard paint to the surface.
Hang a picture frame
Pull out that box of unused picture frames and find your favorite one. This is going to be the frame for your new family message board once you remove the glass. Spray paint it to match your home décor or apply another type of finish that will look great on your walls. When it’s dry, hang it up and trace the inside of the frame using a pencil. Take it down and paint the square you drew on the wall with your chalkboard paint. Once dry, you can rehang the frame and enjoy the convenience of making your wall into a beautiful chalkboard.
Make it magnetic
Do you want to hang reminders on the message board too? Keep track of all your important documents and information by making the message board into a magnetic center. Head to your local home improvement store in search of a piece of sheet metal. Many of these stores are happy to help you trim it down to the size you need. Then, you can apply two to three coats of chalkboard paint over the surface. Surround it with a frame and pin some fun magnets on it for a creative twist on the traditional chalkboard.
Paint the side of a bookshelf
Why not transform your furniture into something more useful by painting the side of a bookshelf? Simply tape off the edges and apply two coats of chalkboard paint for a convenient family message board. This works best if your bookshelf is located in a prominent area of the home where everyone will see it quickly.
A little bit of chalkboard paint can go a long way toward transforming your home and the convenience of communication with your family. You can try a few of these creative solutions at home this weekend. Be sure to contact Madani Group when you’re ready for high quality exterior painting that can transform the look and feel of your home!