Easy Talking Bubble Chalkboard Magnets
Thursday, August 09, 2012
First off, I just want to apologize for the horrible quality of most of the pictures below. Our kitchen does not get any sunlight, so therefore there is no natural light. Also, it was 10PM at night & I was frustrated because our apartment fridge was leaking water everywhere, and Travis was attempting to try and fix it, but instead it ended up leaking even more water, with cuss words and frustration mixed all together. So, really I just wanted to get to bed, but I wanted something to post on this blog, since I haven’t posted since Monday and I feel like I’m neglecting it. Therefore, I promise that when we buy a house it will have tons of natural light pouring in. For sure, because Travis & I are sick of feeling like we live in a dungeon. We should probably try to get use to that fact though, since we will probably be in this apartment for another 7-8 months.
All good things, come to those who wait… right?
Onto the little talking bubbles… I went to Michael’s craft store yesterday, with a short list of things I wanted to pick up, and a max budget of $40. These little wooden talking bubbles were not on that list, but when I saw them I instantly thought… Chalkboard Paint & Magnets! So, I walked out of the store with 3 items not on the list, and $17 over budget. I’ll have to thing of something creative now to make that $17 back, but that’s another story, for another day.
I picked up two of the various different kinds of talking bubbles that they had. They were $1.99 each. I just sanded them down, and got them ready for some spray paint.
I used a grey primer first to get the surface ready. I just realized now that you kind of see a sneak peak of one of the projects I’m working on. You might recognize that picture frame if you’ve been a MJ reader since the way beginning. It got a slight makeover. :) Hopefully I can show you tomorrow.
Here they are all primed up and ready for the chalkboard paint. There is another secret project hiding inside that box. ;) So many projects are in the works again, and it feels great.
Here is where the picture quality takes a nosedive. Oops.
Scene: Enters dungeon where sunlight disappears & you’d think Travis was held prisoner down there, with the way he was acting while fixing that refrigerator.
Here the bubbles are with their two coats of primer, and two coats of the chalkboard paint. Which I’ve never, ever used before. Is it just me or is the nozzle on that can impossible to push down. I had to use my thumb to push it down. Maybe my spray painting finger just needs more workouts…
I used some magnets I had left over from my bottle cap magnets project to attach to the back of my bubbles. I used four magnets on each, and just hot glued them to the back four corners of each bubble. I was going to use super glue, but I couldn’t find any and since hot glue worked so well for my previous bottle cap magnets, I figured it would work for this as well. & it has, so far.
Then I just stuck them on the refrigerator. Actually, they kind of jumped into the fridge, because the magnets I used are really strong. It just kind of ripped the bubble out of my hand, and stuck to the fridge. Which is fine, that way they hold really well, while you write on them.
Here’s to hoping our landlord buys use a new fridge!