Monday, June 18, 2012

Magnetic Bulletin Board

I was very inspired by my friends launch pad blog post at Next to Heaven. I really the whole dry erase concept and that it's all in one place.

So my newest project (which will be in pieces and involve me getting my husband to hang it for me, so it may take a while to see the finished project) is a "Command Center" the kitchen to have a menu board, a calendar, a place to sort the mail and hang important invitations, reminders etc.

So my first piece of this project is a magnetic board to hang invitations we get, reminders, Sophia's school calendar etc.


I started out with this broken mirror I found at Canton that I bought for a dollar. I spray painted the frame black and then removed the backing (the tan piece in the middle) and painted it with magnetic paint. Now let me tell you. Do NOT skimp on the magnetic paint. I started out using the Krylon spray paint version. Not very magnetic. Then I used the Martha Stewart product I found at Joann's. Hardly worked. Then I bought the $20 can of magnetic paint primer from Home Depot and it rocks! It was totally worth the $. Plus I only used about 1/16 of the can, so I see some  magnetic boards in my future.


Then I found a scrap remnant and sprayed the magnetic side of the backing with a sticky adhesive. I cut out around the board.


And installed it in the frame.

See the magnet on the left? Totally hanging tight.



The most expensive thing about this project was the magnetic paint. But I think it was totally worth it.

16 comments:

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

Beautiful and fuctional!! Just darling... I wish we were closer and could split that can of paint :)

Renee said...

That is adorable, I must say I did't know you could get magnetic paint. Thanks for the tip.

Mandi @ Catholic Newlywed said...

Just found you through It's just called Spicy's link-up. So cute! I didn't even know there was such a thing as magnetic paint, but now that I now, I think I might go crazy with that knowledge (watch out...you might have to take off your jewelry before coming in my house once I've made everything magnetic!)

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi! Visiting from tt&j! What an awesome message board! I love the fabric that you used! And thanks for the tip on magnetic paint.. I havent used it yet but Ill keep this in mind!

If you get a chance I would love for you to share this (and any other awesome post you have) at my Friday link party!
http://www.thegrantlife.com/2012/08/financial-friday-fabulous-features.html

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, how cute is that! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Blissful Bucket List. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

debi beard said...

I have been wanting to try this but heard that the magnetic paint was a dud, thanks for sharing which one actually works! Beautiful project!

Light Trigger said...

easy and cute!
http://www.lighttrigger.net/2012/08/diy-almofada.html

Hubba said...

Cute! I love the print in the back of the board. Stopping by from a blog hop, feel free to stop by!
www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

The Thriftiness Miss said...

Love this! The fabric is so pretty :) Thanks so much for sharing this at our Weekend Wonders party! We hope to see you back again on Thursday :) Have a great week!

smart momma said...

this is so smart! and i love the fabric you used too...

so what brand of magnetic paint did you actually use? so we will learn from you :)

huggies ***
smart momma

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Erin K said...

I used Rustoleum Magnetic Primer. I've seen it at Home Depot and Walmart but not any craft stores.

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

This is beautiful! I absolutely love that fabric. I would love for you to link up to our Pinteresting Link Party http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-pinteresting-link-party-week-53.html

Meaningful Nest said...

I love the color and print of your fabric and how you did it so inexpensively. I love boards--bulletin, magnetic, cork, all of them! :) I pinned your great creation to my "organization for the family" board.

Madeleine @ NZ Ecochick said...

Love it I am so going to make one!! Love the fabric as well. dropping by from Pinteresting party.

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

I love it! The fabric is lovely too! Thank you for sharing at our
Pinteresting Party!