Build a Blackboard Message Center
Keep your family in touch with an easy-to-make message center.
Dismantle the picture frame: Set the backing aside and discard glass, if any.
Use painter's tape to partition off a section of the hardboard for the chalkboard paint. (Adjust measurments to allow for tape width.
Place hardboard on drop cloth and spray on chalkboard paint, applying at least three coats; let dry between coats.
When completely dry, adjust tape to partition off a section for magnetic paint. Apply at least three coats of magnetic paint with the paint roller; let dry between coats.