Sheet Metal Dry Erase Board

So I am one of those people who does not allow ANYTHING on the front of my refrigerator door. Yes I know it is kinda crazy especially since I have 3 kids, but that is just how I am. The only problem with that is the lack of places for my kiddos to play with their magnetic toys. Once the playroom was finished this winter I began thinking of a way to incorporate a magnetic board into the room. I knew I was going to use a large piece of sheet metal since we have a bunch of it in the barn, but I also wanted it to double as a place to draw on. I didn’t want to use chalk because it is just too messy and dusty. So my next option was to use dry erase paint on the sheet metal. But before I started painting, the hubby told me to just draw on a plain ole piece of sheet metal to see how that worked first.  Well by-goll-ee, it worked! I actually love the looks of the sheet metal more then a white dry erase board. It ties in all of the metal we already have in our house and especially with our sliding barn doors. I have used a bunch of different brands of dry erase markers and have even left the marker ink on the sheet metal for days and no stains or imperfections have occurred.So now my kiddo’s have a place to play with all of their magnetic toys plus their dry erase markers. But the best part is that I am finally able to get rid of all those cookie sheets and mini dry erase boards that I have been storing away. Can you tell I’m on an organizing frenzy again?

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  1. Seriously awesome. I wish we had a bonafide playroom….

  2. CUTE!!!!!!! The shelves are so cute, too! And you should see my fridge… you might be tempted to grab a trash bag and wipe it clean! ha!

  3. Tanya Moulton says:

    Seriously?! Cutest playroom EVER!

  4. I have a stainless steel fridge and magnets don’t stick to it, so I guess I forgot what it was like to have pictures and things stuck to the front of it. Great idea adding a piece of sheet metal for a magnet board and I had no idea you could use it as a dry erase board. I love that idea for a kids room!

  5. I love it!!! And I LOVE that playroom!!! I’m so glad you’re on an organizing kick right now, because so am I and you’re giving me wonderful inspiration!!! So keep it up for my sake, as well as your own!! 😉

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  7. Jennifer says:

    Looking to do something similar in my boys’ rooms – how did you mount the sheet metal to the wall?

  8. HOw do you hang it without getting any dents in it?

  9. What did you use for the shelving??? What brand, etc? I’m looking to do something very similar in our basement playroom but can’t find anything similar online…


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  11. Awesome idea!

    Did you purchase just a standard sheet of metal? Does the dry erase pen get down in the pores of the metal? Is it easily erasable?

  12. Love the rug too – where did you get it??

  13. where did you get your shelving? I would love to have something similar at my I home daycare!! Where did u buy your sheet metal? Instructions for assembly would be appreciated!

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