Monday, January 26, 2009

Hallway Project

Last year I painted a section of my back hallway that leads from the garage into the house with 6 layers of magnet paint and then 2 layers of chalkboard paint. I would magnet all the artwork up and write notes to myself. Well, I was getting a little tired of the disorganization and chalk dust the other day so.....
I painted over it and painted the coat hanger with black spray paint. I also repainted all the baseboards and door frames white to freshen it all up. Remember I am painting all my baseboards in 2009. So far I've done the back hallway, laundry room, middle hallway and 1/2 bath!
I also put together this cute dry erase calendar! I bought a 16 x 20 frame at Michaels for $9.99 I bought the custom made vinyl sticker from Etsy from Say It With Style for $14.00 and I affixed to the back of the glass in the frame, leaving the front of the glass as a dry erase calendar! I'm now organized without the chalk dust. Also, the wall is still magnetized so I can use magents to affix anything I need to the wall.
Sneak Peak.....I've got something going on with those mirrors!!!


Anonymous said...

love the dry erase calendar! Very cute! Pretty sad when I look at your pictures on here instead of walking across the street huh. let me know when the shelves are done. I want to walk over!

The Scribbler said...

A picture frame turned calendar - you are brilliant! I'll pay you the highest compliment and steal your idea for myself!

p.s. stumbled onto your blog thru The Inspired Room (I think) and enjoy it very much. thx again for posting this idea.

Heather said...

I want to tell you I love the new hallway. You did good. I want to know how you got your walls magnitized? Did you use a paint? I am a lover of magnet anything so I am sooooo curious. I do vinyl so I am so making myself a calendar, you are a genious.

Mary Jean, also known as "The Dough Nut" said...


They make magnet paint and you can get it at Home Depot or Lowes. I must warn you though, I painted about 6 coats on the wall. Ialso had to special order science magnets from the web b/c all other did not hold much up.

It will be magnetized forever!

Darlene said...

great calendar idea!!!!!!!!