On the really rainy days, the kids played on the Wii and I started sorting my scary piles of junk, which led me to organizing the desk area ~ and making an excuse ~ to make something for it. :)
This project is fairly easy, thanks to Home Depot! I had all my major cuts done there
reused the metal from the old magnetic board. After that- it's painting and gluing only!
Believe me, this space NEVER looks this clean...only for pictures. I showed Nicole and she was shocked. I don't think she's ever seen it that clean! The magnetic board is rarely visible with the usual tall towers of papers in front of it!
This is the old magnetic board. A little outdated. I wanted a larger, neutral board.
We made a similar magnetic board months ago
and I thought I could enlarge it to fit my space.
I hung magnetic bulldog clips on nails, so I can use them on the side or on the actual magnetic board. I stuck extra magnets on the clips. I think it kind of looks like a knob.
I painted the outside board with chalkboard paint. Maybe now I will remember all of those appointments! In the last month, we missed three dentist and one doctor appointment! I write it down and forget where I put it!
Here's how I made it. If you want to see how we made the smaller version, go here!
I used a thin sheet of MDF on the back, beadboard for the middle and topped it with the metal sheet.
I used E-6000 glue. Do you have any recommendations of GLUE, for metal to wood?
After I finished the board, it looked so plain, So, I made some magnets.
I made the Graphics Fairy's pretty butterflies.
I attatched a magnet on the back. These were fun! Her site is full of so many great projects!
That's it! I think it looks much better!
Now, if I can only keep it looking like this! :)