This is the second odd thing I have painted with the chalkboard paint. The other was a tray table that I can doodle on or make notes!
Although not a pricey as magnetic paint, I bought the chalkboard paint at Michaels when I had a 50% off coupon.
Edited to Reply to Comments: Yes, it is easy to apply. I used a regular paint brush, followed the directions to wait between coats (2) and wait a little long before first use.