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.
Linking up with It's Just Called Spicy,The Shabby Nest, Under The Table and Dreaming and The Shabby Creek Cottage