How to paint an outdated magnetic board and add DIY magnets made from junk drawer finds.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 The look was a little outdated, so I did my thing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve used this color on furniture and the blue is really pretty, blue leaning slightly toward turquoise.
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.
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.
I created some of the magnets from things I found in my junk drawer and you can see those magnets here….
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.
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 Decor Tour....
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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
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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