Published on May 24th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker7
SPONTAN Magnetic NOT Markerboard
Materials: SPONTAN Magnetic board, sandpaper, chalkboard paint
Description: I am bad at reading the fine print. Let’s just start there.
I saw the smooth SPONTAN magnet board at IKEA and assumed that because it was smooth it was a marker board as well as a magnet board. Well… you know what happens when you assume, right?
So I couldn’t get the marks off the board and pretty much decided the board was junk. All I wanted was a write and magnet combination. Then I realized I had chalkboard paint in the basement left over from another project.
This hack is SUPER easy. Even a caveman could do it.
I lightly sanded the magnet board down and put three coats of chalkboard paint on it. That’s it. I waited 24 hours between coats just to make sure it had enough time to dry between coats.
Works (an erases even) like a charm now!
See more of the magnetic chalkboard.
~ Crystina, Saint Paul