Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Spray Paint and Mod Podge really do love each other

I have been wanting to do a fun magnet board. But the plain ones are like $15, even at the craft store. Sorry amigo, no can do. I found this little friend at DI...$1.50 for those of you who can't see the price tag. That's more like it:)

I pried the front pieces off the back using my flat head. Sophisticated right?:)
I then un-screwed the rings holding the hanging wire.
It pretty much looks like someone made it for High School shop class. The metal is all unevenly cut and rusty around the edges. I washed it off and cleaned it all up. Then I painted the frame pieces black. Black spray paint is the fastest, easiest, cheapest transformation ever. I am convinced.
(I blame my camera for the blurri-ness) I got this scrapbook paper a while ago and have been saving it for a living room project since this is my color scheme (turquoise and chocolate brown)
I then trimmed the paper down to size and Mod Podged it on. (I didn't get a picture of this process because the oven timer went off and you have to get it on while it's wet...too many hats, I know. Heaven forbid I try to do one thing at a time.
It looked a little blah, so I free handed an "M" on white paper and cut it out and stuck it on with Mod Podge.
While it dried I made this cute little flower magnet. I already had the magnet and made one of these ribbon flowers. They are so easy, I have made like a brazillion of them for cards, scrapbook pages, and other crafts.
Stuck the magnet on with Gorilla Glue.
Ta da! I think I love you...


  1. Are you kidding me? That is so pretty! I was just stopping by to say thanks for visiting my blog, and leaving a comment. But now that I'm here, I think I'm gonna look around for a while...


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