Monday, July 9, 2012

Fun Door!!

I have been wanting to do something to this pocket door (that opens into my office/Merritt's playroom {notice all his Little People toys...maybe I'll give them a post of their own sometine soon!}) for awhile!! I finally got some magnetic and dry erase paints to make it more fun!!

Door Before...

It completely hides away and you can see into the living room if it's pushed in it's pocket.

first coat of magnetic paint..I used the WHOLE can!

Done, now it has to dry!

Then, I added a million coats of the dry erase paint (used that WHOLE can too) over top of the magnetic paint..

and colored on it, I had to make sure it would work  :)


here's the down low...the magnetism of the magnet paint isn't that great! I am currently waiting on a sample of some magnet letters (http://www.etsy.com/listing/101573193/fabric-magnetic-alphabet-set-open-custom) from Etsy to see if they will "stick" to the door! They are super cool and safe...the magnet is sewn inside, so no chocking hazard... I might just get them/make them even if they don't work for this door! Now the dry erase pens work great on the door, however, they do not want to erase very easily once you write with them! I finally used a baby wipe and the ink came right off, so I suppose I will be using wipes instead of an eraser!! All in all, it is a super cool project (especially if I can find some magnet letters/shapes that will "stick" to it!!) I think if I would have done more thin coats of the magnet paint, it would have worked better. I was in a hurry as usual! Next time I will probably just buy a pig piece of metal and a big dry erase board and hang them on the wall :)
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  1. What happens to the letters when you open the door??

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