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?
October 3, 2012