Of course I have to make things difficult for myself, so I painted the wall first with magnetic paint. When that was dry, I mixed up my chalkboard paint and painted two coats of chalkboard paint over the magnetic paint.
Obviously the best part about making your own chalkboard paint is that it can be any color you want it to be. I had left over paint that I had already used in Connor's playroom so all I had to do was buy the unsanded grout.
I do have one piece of advice for those of you who want to make your own chalkboard paint:
Who knew chalkboard paint could be so easy to make? Now I'm looking for more things I can paint with chalkboard paint since I have a whole box of unsanded grout left.
What have you painted with chalkboard paint lately?