Use Mod Podge to make an easy vintage wallpaper covered magnetic chalkboard. This is perfect for keeping in the kitchen and organizing your family!
Hi guys, it’s Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life. Today I am here to share with you a tutorial on how to make an easy vintage wallpaper covered magnetic chalkboard. I love vintage wallpapers! The prints are so lovely!
This particular print is from a partial roll I bought a while ago. It is hand printed and is a reproduction of a french print that was commissioned for a remodel of a historic North Carolina home. The colors and textures of this print are amazing and I have been using it in all kinds of projects.
I wanted to add a little chalk board to my kitchen for a weekly menu memo. I recently learned about clear chalkboard paint, so I couldn’t wait to try it out, and I thought my little memo board would be the perfect test subject!
Here’s what you need:
- Vintage Wallpaper (I used a large colorful print, I would suggest a smaller print on a darker surface for the best readability if you are wanting a chalkboard surface)
- Sheet Metal
- Metal Cutting Shears
- Scissors or a Craft Knife
- Ruler and Pen
- Mod Podge Matte
- Clear Chalkboard Paint
Instructions:The first thing you need to do is cut your sheet metal. With your ruler and pen (I used a Sharpie), mark the size of your frame opening. Mine was 11 x 14.
Next, place your wallpaper piece face down on the table. Lay your sheet metal piece over the wallpaper. Cut around the metal with a craft knife or mark the size with a pen and cut out with scissors.
Now paint a layer of Mod Podge Matte onto the front of your sheet metal piece.
Lay your wallpaper over the Mod Podge covered sheet metal, line up corners and press the paper down and smooth out.
Use a brayer and roll over the top of the wallpaper to smooth out any air bubbles and adhere the paper smoothly over the sheet metal. Let the Mod Podge set and dry.
Now apply a layer of the clear chalkboard paint/medium to the top of the wallpaper. Wait at least an hour and apply a second coat. Let dry completely and cure. To finish off your memo board, set your wallpapered sheet metal in the frame.
I LOVE my little kitchen memo board! I will probably be using it more as a magnetic board than a chalkboard since my pattern is a bit bold which makes the chalk have to fight to be seen.
The great thing about this project is just how easy it is to whip up a beautiful magnetic board. I absolutely love how easy the clear chalkboard paint was to use and how great it works, so I know I will be making another chalkboard with a different print sometime soon!
All you need is sheet metal, Mod Podge, wallpaper, and a thrifted frame and you have a beautiful organizational piece for your home. I hope you will give this magnetic chalkboard a try sometime, you’ll love it!
If you enjoyed this project, I’d love for you to check out these other ideas:
Friday 11th of September 2015
Your tutorial is great ! I love the result ! But where did you find such a beautiful frame ? Thank you for your answer !
Tuesday 8th of September 2015
How pretty! love it