Was recently inspired by the Artful Parent to create a DIY chalkboard for K. So I embarked on a frantic online search to find the all eluding chalkpaint paint. Just when I was beginning to lose all hope, I found this website http://www.estore.com.sg/
I opted for the low risk option of creating the chalkboard, instead of permanently committing to chalkboard on K's furniture. So I used this, RustOleum Specialty Magnetic latex primer as a base, applied about 3 coats of it before spraying on the chalkboard paint. This is suppose to be able to turn any surface into a magnetic board and both paints are non-toxic.
Then added 3 coats of the chalkboard spray. And I DIY-ed this Magnetic Chalkboard in about 3 hours...
Which Keith (who is also the artist behind the drawings), has helped put it up on the wall in K's room .
I don't see blackboards being used in schools nowadays. So without this, I think K will probably never get to experience writing on a chalkboard. Besides, this chalkboard can provide another surface besides the fridge for these magnetic letters and numbers.
It is quite amazing how much being a SAHM responsible for your child's development, can change a person. Ask me to create a DIY chalkboard 4 months ago and I would have probably scoff at that thought.