Did you know you can make a cute chalkboard with plain black vinyl. (matte finish) you can get it where they sell cricut supplies. I bought this package for 5.99 on sale. It comes in 2 sheets, 12x24. Then I went around it with some alphabet stickers that I already had. You could cut them with the cricut, but this saves so much time. You want to mark on your area where you want it exactly because you need to start with one side and go very slowly smoothing out any air bubbles as you go.
Somthing you need to know is that you don't want to put it on a wall with texture, I put it on my filing cabinet. It works great! and its still magnetic.
I saw some company that was selling this for $20. Woo hoo. I was pretty happy that I could do it for only. 5.99.