Last year, I was sent an oak mirror but unfortunately the mirror part was broken, so I had saved the frame for any future use. Last week, BOSCH had sent me the IXO screwdriver to do a creative post. I decided to turn the oak mirror frame into a children’s DIY magnetic chalkboard.
Before I took a trip down to my local DIY store, I measured the frame so that I could buy a board cut to size.
Magnetic chalkboard paint VS chalkboard paint
I decided to buy magnetic chalkboard paint instead of the normal black chalkboard paint. There was only a £2 difference and I thought my children would love to stick magnets on it too! I was also surprised to see that they have the chalkboard paints in blue, red, pink etc. They do look very fancy but I opted for the more traditional black paint.
- Magnetic chalkboard paint (or non-magnetic chalkboard paint)
- Wood glue
- C Clamps
- Prepare the mirror frame. Remove anything unnecessary around the frame.
- Paint the smooth side of the board with the chalkboard paint. Re-coat every 2 hours for 5 – 6 times (depending on the board). Let it dry for another 24 – 48 hours.
- Put the wood glue around the frame and place the board into the frame.
- Use C-Clamp/heavy book to place around the frame and board.
- Wait for a few hours to dry before you nail the board into the frame to secure it. To make it extra secure, put more wood glue on the back of the board along the frame.
Here’s my tutorial video on how I made my magnetic chalkboard.
BOSCH IXO cordless screwdriver
This is a very small and lightweight screw driver (weighs 300 grams) that is ideas for any DIY jobs around the house. It comes with a soft grip IXO screwdriver with charger and 10 piece bit set. Once charged, it is ready to use with forward/reverse rotation. On the top of the IXO is the forward/reverse indicator and charge level indicator by LED light.
Disclosure: We have received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.