I know, I know...some of you have totally given up on me ever showing any photos of the new office. It's almost complete. I promise. Three more items are being delivered very soon and then we'll be reveal-ready.
Part of the new office is the kid table and artwork area. Andy worked on part of that project for me. I wanted a way to display the kids' artwork, but without it being too permanent. In other words, I did not want to have to switch out frames, etc. So my inspiration were these:
Due to the space we had, Andy decided to get four 36-inch boards and paint them with black magnetic paint.
He set up a painting station in his work area of our basement. The reviews for the paint were great as long as you stirred it really well before each coat and painted about 6-8 layers. So for $20 we thought we'd give it a try.
After 8 coats of magnetic paint and 3 coats of black spray paint for a nicer finish, the job was complete. Now, not all magnets will stick to it. There are quite a few on our fridge that won't work. The magnet has to be really strong. And then you can hang this fabulously colored Barbie up on the wall.