Friday, November 13, 2009

It's a Chalkboard! It's a Magnetic Board! Actually, It's Both!

combination magnetic board and chalkboard

I've written about magnetic boards, and about chalkboards - but how about the products that are a combination of magnetic board and chalkboard? The one above - available in red or black - comes from Domesticity, which has some other neat products, too.

round magnetic chalkboard

Here's a round magnetic board/chalkboard, available in a range of colors. It's made from "reclaimed plywood from the furniture industry." [via Apartment Therapy]

framed magnetic chalkboard

Over on Etsy, Shabby Vintage Mom has a framed magnetic chalkboard.

magnetic chalkboard, wood frame

And Mike's Home Decor by Design will make you a custom-sized magnetic chalkboard.

magnetic dry-erase whiteboard, with pockets

And if you really want to go all out, there's the magnetic dry-erase whiteboard with pockets from Levenger. [via iOrganized] Update on Feb. 20, 2011: I'm no longer seeing this product on the Levenger web site.

If you're a do-it-yourself type and would like to create your own magnetic chalkboard using magnetic and chalkboard paints, here's how.

And if you'd like some nice magnets to use on such a board, you can find many options on this blog; you could start with these or these.


Liz Jenkins said...

I've created these by painting first the magnetic paint, then chalkboard over it. Works out great because you can create whole walls, borders or polka dots. Super handy in kitchens, mud rooms & kids rooms. Really cute ones you've found!

Christine Simiriglia said...

I love these. I also love small walls painted with magnetic and blackboard paint, especially in kids rooms.

Gigi said...

Any idea how to get the Domesticity one in the US?

Jeri Dansky said...

Gigi, Domesticity lists "stockists" - scroll down to the end for the U.S.

I tried the first one, @WorkDesign, and sure enough they have it!

Gigi94025 said...

We decided a magnetic white board might be better than a magnetic chalkboard since there would be less dust. I checked out the ones at Any other ones? I'd like one on the order of 15" X 10". Thanks.

Jeri Dansky said...

Gigi, Staples has one that measures 12 7/8"H x 15 7/8"W. And Board Dudes sells one that's 11" x 14".