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Quick Tip – Secret Magnetic Wall

Did you know that you can buy a quart of magnetic primer, paint a few coats on a small section of a wall, cover it with your regular paint color, and you will have a secret magnetic wall?

secret magnetic wall

I did this in B’s playroom and it’s so fun! I Our wall is textured so it really required quite a few coats and only very strong or large magnets work on it which is a bummer because I wanted the Leapfrog fridge phonics sets to go on there. When B was about 12 months, I bought those wooden animal shapes from Hobby Lobby and made them into magnets. There are so many possibilities! Wouldn’t it be neat on the side of a cupboard or a door if you were going to repaint it anyway?
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5 Comments

  • Reply alicia

    Brilliant idea.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply The Sharp's

    What a great idea! My mind went crazy on what I could do with that! Thanks for the warning about the powerful magnets too.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Jen

    Great idea!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:19 pm
  • Reply Sippy Cup Mom

    That is amazing! What a great idea!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:22 pm
  • Reply MaggieK

    I love this – my grandparents have a magnetic wall in their kitchen where they display the pictures of their 22 grandchildren…and 4 great grandchildren.

    We are thinking about using the chalkboard paint in Brady’s room.

    May 20, 2010 at 3:16 am
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