Friday, April 2, 2010

Large Magnetic Board

 

 My kids have had spring break this week, so projects have been kept to a minimum.  It has been pouring and even snowing at times, a bad week for spring break!  We did manage to get out and have a little fun.

  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
 and
 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!

 
**BEFORE**

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  A little outdated.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 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! :)

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13 comments:

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

candace, I love it! I love the layered look, and that you put the chalkboard paint on the outside! Great job! I hope it helps keep you more organized.
Happy Easter to you and your family! (Nicole and her family also!)
gail

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I love it!

Staci at Craftify It ! said...

I REALLY LOVE this triple layered board! I have some beadboard in the garage & I think you have inspired me to make a message board of some sort! And I love the butterfly magnets, so cute.

Kendra@Creative Ambitions said...

Very cool!

Unknown said...

I gasped when I saw this....LOVE it!
~Bridgette

Paddywack Designs said...

I'm in love! It looks very cool.

autumn said...

love the butterflies! adds just the right touch of whimsy.
glad you had a great easter! we should have come up to see you...maybe in a few weeks.
:)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Great project! Love how it looks. The clips were a fantastic idea.

Sawdust Girl said...
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Sawdust Girl said...

Visiting from Anything Related. Cute, adorable, useful, inspiring. TFS

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ohhh I love this! The layers are fabulous!

I can't wait to have more time to drift through blogland again....

Donna

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

That is seriously cute! I love the magnets you made too and the chalkboard paint. Awesome project!

Thanks for sharing it with us!

XOXO
Jen

Unknown said...

We've "tagged" your Magnetic Board as one of Our Favorite Thingz! Head on over to check it out!
http://allthingzrelated.blogspot.com/2010/04/our-favorite-thingz-2nd-anything.html
~Rebekah

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