Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Magnet Chalkboard

My friend Tiffany moved to New York the day after Christmas. ***silent sobs*** And although she will be missed immensely, I know this will be a great adventure for her and her family!

Well, because she is moving all the way across the country, she had to get rid of a lot of stuff so they won't have to move it all. She was nice enough to let me have first dibs on most of the stuffs she was parting with in exchange for doing whatever she needs for her hair for free. A pretty dang good deal if I do say so! I'm all about bartering! I got 3 wood saws (these will def come in handy for some ideas I've had in mind), a Dremmel tool, some home decor stuff, a refrigerator, just to name a few. Thanks Tiffany!

Among all the stuffs was this picture frame.

There was no glass in it, but I loved the details in it. I wasn't sure about what I was going to do with it until I remembered my dad has a ton of sheet metal scraps. He and my brother build custom chopper style trikes and always have scraps of sheet metal. So I had him cut a piece down to fit the frame.

I was just going to make it just a plain magnet board, but changed my mind and wanted it to be dual purposed. So the sheet metal got a couple coats of Rustoleum chalkboard spray paint:

Then the frame got a coat of black paint:

Then a couple coats of Heirloom White,
distressed the details a bit with sandpaper so the black would show through just a tad:

Put it all together, and I have a super cute magnet/chalkboard!(sorry...not the best picture...)


The best part is, I did it all for FREE! (I had all the paint on hand.)

Don't you love projects like this??? Cheap/free and easy!

I even made some cute bubble magnets to go with it:Oh, joy!!!

What have you been working on lately?

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  1. I found you on Anything Related. I love this! I do lots of stuff with those sheets of metal and never thought about making a chalkboard!

  2. Beautiful! Sorry about your journey to get to this project (friends moving is tough, I'm getting ready to go through that myself in about 2 wks when mine moves to TX), but now you have a little something of her in your home & you'll think of her whenever you see that frame.

  3. Great idea putting the magnet board underneath!

  4. Very cute, really like the idea of combining a chalkboard and blackboard. So smart.
    I love your matching magnets!

  5. That is gorgeous, and I am DIGGIN' those magnets!! Thanks so much for linking this up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

  6. This is a great idea and looks totally cool.

    I would love to have you link this post to my brand new link party.


  7. Thanks so much for linking to my party. I hope you will join me again.

  8. love it, its so chic!

  9. That is so great! Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tell All.

  10. I'm loving this! Such a great idea. I would love to know how you made those magnets!


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