FIRST POST!! YIPPEE!!
I have seen magnet boards around the blog world a lot,
but it doesn't make them any less cuter!
I was dying to have a larger sized one in my kitchen where I have a rectangle painted red.
Sooo to begin my project I hit the D.I. (thrift store) for an old wood frame.
I came across this one:
I liked it because it was wood (easily paintable and sandable) and it had a cute pattern.
It also didn't have any glass which saved me a step.
It only cost around $2. (I wouldn't pay more than $1-3 for something like this).
Then I drug my little family for a Saturday outing to Home Depot so I could pick up some:
galvanized sheet metal (found in the duct supplies aisle--there were about three different sizes)
a pack of strong magnets (I had to search for these but I finally found them next to picture hanging stuff.)
and some spray paint...
Since my kitchen decor is done in red, black, and white, I decided to go with a glossy black:
Notice I am not using a fancy spray paint--this can cost me 99 cents!
If this were a piece of furniture, I would use a nicer brand. =)
While that was drying, I traced around the fabulous flower painting onto the sheet metal so I could cut it out.
I then cut it out with my regular ol' scissors which I DO NOT recommend--
it was really hard to cut out and probably not the safest way to do it.
I know there are special shears you can buy that is made to cut stuff like this--I will be buying some soon!
So now that I got it all cut out, I made my cute little magnets.
I just bought a pack of cute buttons at Michael's.
It cost about $4.
I chose some red buttons and glued them onto the strong magnets.