I’ll start off by saying… Yes I know it’s not centered! 🙂 we are going to add a cup on the right side to hold chalk which will make up for the difference in space. 🙂
1. Tape off the size you want the board to be.
2. Paint on magnetic primer. I’d recommend three coats allow at least a half hour to dry in between each coat. (The primer takes a lot of stirring so have your hand ready to be in pain)
3. An hour after the last coast has dried add chalkboard paint. I did two coats with an hour in between the coats.
4. Allow 24 hours to dry completely then add your trim and you’re finished!
The final product!
Ok so it was time to upgrade from crib to toddler bed. We didn’t buy a convertible crib so wanted to make our own.
I got the original bed design
The only reason I didn’t do that exact design is because birch wood is expensive!
My husband made it out of plywood which is a lot cheaper. Thank goodness for a handyman.
I then added batting to the bed and put extra cushion on all the corners.
Finally added chevron print which took five yards! I got it on sale at joanns for 2.99/yard plus 50% off coupon!
We made the bed longer than the other design as well with extra padding below because my kids always want to sleep with toys! It’s also perfect for their stars night lights and what not.
My daughters was done in pink and blue and our sons done with orange and green!
My kids have been sleeping with me since day one and it’s a hard habit to break for this crazy momma but I’m happy that they love their beds!
Thanks for reading!