Now I’m not a particularly crafty person, so I was feeling rather pleased with myself earlier this week when I managed to complete a little DIY project in the girls’ room. 

I wanted to make a little blackboard wall, but OH quickly put an end to my dreams, reminding me that chalk, toddlers, and cream carpets are don’t mix. I grudgingly had to agree. So it was on to ‘Plan B’.

I went down to the local DIY store and bought some *magnetic paint (it’s not actually magnetic, instead it contains iron powder so it becomes attractive to magnets). 

So here’s what I did…

 I started by painting the wall with the magnetic paint…
 I painted as high as Toddler Girl can reach…
 Then painted back over it with regular emulsion…
 Then added the magnets…
And let her loose! (Disclosure: I might have assisted just a teeny bit 
with the placement of the top magnets…)
So what do you think of my efforts??? 

*Make sure the paint you buy is suitable for use in children’s areas


  1. NatalieRoberts1 - February 6, 2011

    What a brilliant idea. Think I will do this in my kids room to. They would love it.

  2. Emma - February 6, 2011

    Wow, that’s a great idea!

  3. mrs green @ - February 6, 2011

    Fantastic! Well done you; I love it when a DIY project comes together 🙂

  4. KiwiLinz - February 6, 2011

    That’s so cool! Well done Jax! Nice to see you have inherited some of Poppa Linz’s DIY genes. Hope Danny was suitably impressed cos we are!

  5. Laid-back Mum - February 6, 2011

    Wow, what a fantastic idea. Didn’t even know paint like that existed. I am definitely going to give that one a go, but maybe wait till she is a little older (she is only 6 months!!)
    Well done on your DIY though, I am useless when it comes to things like that.
    Emma 🙂

  6. PhotoPuddle - February 6, 2011

    Wow, how cool! Never heard of this paint before. Very clever!

  7. HELEN - February 6, 2011

    thats great, i love it,I think I will be off to the diy store soon!

  8. Nickie @ Typecast - February 7, 2011

    That is a FABULOUS idea – I love it!!

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