Thursday, September 13, 2012

Upcycled Chalk/Magnetic Board

How to turn a washing machine 

lid into a chalk/Magnetic Board

Lucky for me my husband saves
everything! In this case he had saved the lid 
from our old washer and a front panel. Being metal
I thought how perfect to make a place to use magnetic
letters on.  Especially since magnets don't work on
stainless steel refrigerators! At first I was going
to just spray paint it a cute color, but then I got 
the bright idea to use chalkboard paint and
make it dual purpose.

Step 1:  Lightly sand the front side of washing 
machine lid and then wipe it down with a damp rag.

Step 2:  Spray 2-3 coats of chalkboard
paint onto the lid and allow it to dry.

Step 3:  Paint a wood scrabble tile holder and glue it to 
the bottom of the board to hold the chalk.

Step 4:  String ribbon through pre existing holes on
either side of the lid and tie a bow.


*Washing Machine Lid-Free
Scrabble Tile Holder-Free
Chalkboard Paint-$4.80
Total Cost $11.69

*An alternative to a washing Machine 
lid could be a baking sheet.

your upcycled washing machine lid 
turned chalk/magnetic board is done!

Beyond The Picket Fence


  1. What a cool idea. I love my stainless steel fridge but really miss the old magnetic surface.

    The Scrabble tile holder is sheer genius for holding chalk!