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Wood Framed Magnetic Board Paint Makeover With DIY Magnets

How to paint an outdated magnetic board and add DIY magnets made from junk drawer finds.

I found a wood framed magnet board at the local flea market that originally came from Hobby Lobby. The look was a little outdated, so I did my thing.

magnet board before makeover

The price was $10. The price tag from Hobby Lobby was faded so I couldn’t see the original price. I paid more than I normally do for piece like this but I could see the potential…plus Sofi needed a magnetic board in her bedroom.

remove a board from a frame

The magnet board inside the frame was a little loose. The nails used to hold it in place on the backside were not fastened down tight to the back of the board. I removed the nails and removed the magnetic board to make the paint job easier.

spray paint a magnet board

I spray painted the board with my favorite Rustoleum Heirloom White Satin Spray Paint. The color is not white-white but it isn’t off-white either. Just right.

paint a wood frame with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral paint color Peacock

For the frame I used Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint, color Peacock. I applied two coats because the wood was all cracked and it was difficult to get into all the crevices.

peacock blue Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint for a chalkboard makeover

I’ve used this color on furniture and the blue is really pretty, blue leaning slightly toward turquoise.

how to create a magnetic board and DIY magnets

Once the paint on the frame and the magnet board was dry I put them back together. This time I made sure the nails were good and tight so the board didn’t flop around.

magnetic board diy with DIY magnets.

I was looking around the shop trying to find items to make cute magnets when I realized I had plenty of DIY magnets hanging on the refrigerator and the microwave.

diy magnets

I created some of the magnets from things I found in my junk drawer and you can see those magnets here….Make 17 Creative Junk Drawer Magnets In Record time



diy magnets made from junk drawer items

The photo on the very top left is my oldest Granddaughter, Tenley, and it was taken at school when she was really young. Tenley is in college now. Time sure flies. The photo in the middle is Miss Sofi. I made that magnet a few years ago.

magnetic board paint makeover with DIY magnets.

I hung the magnetic board in Sofi’s turquoise and orange bedroom here at our house. We both love bright colors.

Time to take the Thrift Store Decor Tour. Just click the text links below the “before makeovers” photo collage…

Thrift Store Makeovers from the team November

Thrift Store Decor Tour.
Christmas Carousel Horse – My Repurposed Life
Magnetic Board Makeover – Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
Ice Bucket Christmas Tree Stand – Our Southern Home
Thanksgiving Wreath With A Brass Trivet – Sadie Seasongoods
Cheese Dome Repurposed For Christmas – House Of Hawthornes
DIY Christmas Joy Sign – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Musical Washboard Christmas Decoration – Organized Clutter
DIY Upcycled Piano Bench – Shop At Blu
How To Make Snowy Votives – Domestically Speaking

DIY Magnetic Board

As always, thanks for being here, Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Cool makeover Kathy. I really love the white against the blue. Magnet boards are really great for any age! I bet Sofi loves it as much as I do.



  2. What a great makeover, I love the new vibrant colors and that you and your granddaughter share a love for fun bright colors. The magnets are super cute too!