I used a brush and put it directly onto the surface. With us having already painted this area with chalkboard paint about two years ago it can be hard to see what I did. I went from side to side, trying not to have any clumps.
While I was waiting for paint to dry, I got to work customizing these magnets. They were adorable, fun patterned and came in a few different options for the patterns. You can go here and purchase them yourself. (This is a affiliate link)
Round two, time for the chalkboard paint. This is how I should have prepped my work space. Protecting our pretty walls and wainscoting. Now, I am sure this can seem very backwards. I had chalkboard paint up originally, to then cover it up with magnet paint, to then paint with chalkboard paint on top. Yep, I got confused writing that too. Just go with me on this…
There is a method to my madness. Well, really a reason for my madness. I wanted the whole area here to be magnetic, which is why the magnet paint was needed. The reason I could not simply use the already existing chalkboard. However, doing just the magnet paint did not allow me to have chalk to use to write on. Hence the painting and repainting of this space. I worried that after I put on two coats of chalkboard paint that the magnetic paint would not work. This was not the case. Moving on…
I did two coats of the chalkboard paint, and of course had to test out the magnetic pull of the paint with the magnet clips. Score, they stuck! Now it is time to make some lines and turn this into a full on command center schedule. I will not break down the sizing I used, because each home is going to be so different with the space you have. I don’t want someone to get stuck on the exact measurements. The process and steps I am sharing can be used with any size command center.
I measured the length of the wall. Then divided that by 7, which is how many days are in the week. I needed to make enough even spaces to have the days of the week listed in the top part of this wall.
I used a permanent chalkboard marker to make the lines and the days of the week. You can find the one I used here (contains a affiliate link). I used a standard stencil and the permanent chalkboard marker to draw the days of the week.