Magnetic Wall {Kid’s Room}

Sep 4, 2011 | Around the House

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My 3-year-old loves to play school.  It looks like she is following in the footsteps of her daddy, grandma, aunt and uncle who are all teachers.  I created this magnetic wall in her room to give her lots of space to pretend!

I started by painting an area of the wall with magnetic paint. I used the whole can in order to make it strong enough to hold magnets. The directions on the can say a few coats, wrong!  It takes A LOT of coats (and smells pretty bad).

Then, I used a primer coat and top coat to match the rest of the wall.  I added wood trim to frame the space.

We used magnets on the back of the weather frog, days of the week, and circle time helper chart.  The calendar is held up by mighty magnets and velcro.

I'm really happy with the final product. It looks nice in her room and functions well as a “circle time” wall.  I can see us using this for lots of other activities as she gets older.


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  1. Hi, there! You’ve got so much creativity and I’m admiring them all. Can you share your creative posts at my Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there 🙂

  2. I love magnetic toys! This is a fantastic idea to paint it right on to the wall. It will be so much fun!!!

  3. I love this idea! We are painting every room in the house, I love this for the kids rooms.

    I’d love to have you share this and any other of your amazing posts over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by…and follow too! 😉

    Tara @Trendy Treehouse

  4. This wonderful post totally rocked the blog party’s success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop 🙂

  5. What a great idea. I have never heard of magnetic paint but it sounds fantastic. If I ever get a chance to use it I will have to remember to use many coats. The final product looks amazing. That is so cute that your daughter wants to play teacher.
    Thanks for sharing,

  6. Oh! This project really comes out great. I am pretty sure your 3-year old child had a great time pretending to be a teacher. By the way, how many coatings did you do to achieve its magnetic effect?

    • Thanks, Denise. It took a lot of coats. I can’t remember exactly how many, but I used the whole can for that small area. Maybe 6-8 coats? I think the directions made it seem like 2-3 would work – wrong!
      Two years later and she still enjoys playing with magnets on this wall in her room so it was worth the effort.


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