So I had a lot of scrap bead board laying around from when we remodeled our kitchen, so I decided to put it to some “good” use. I took some of the scraps to Lowe’s and had them cut me a 12×14 piece. Lowe’s is always so nice! We really need to invest in a table saw one of these days though…
Then I sanded around the edges to give it more of a vintage look. I LOVE this mini 3M sander I just got! Perfect for small projects like this!
Next I took some ralph lauren smoke glaze and went around the edges. Make sure to dab your sponge before putting it on so it’s not to thick. You can use a distressing ink for this as well.
The next step is to put on the metal. I bought a galvanized sheet of metal from Home Depot for .99 cents. I put liquid nails in the middle of the sheet (a big X) and then hot glued the corners. This way it grabbed fast, but will still have a strong hold.If you need to cut the metal to fit the wood…just use plain old scissors. That’s what I found works best!
Next comes the fun part! Making it looks pretty! :) Pick out some fun paper to match your house (this will be going in my girls nursery) and cut it to overlap the metal just a little bit. Then Mod podge it on with a sponge brush! I didn’t do a layer of mod podge on top of the paper, but you always could!
I used two different papers and separated them with a ribbon. Again use your mod podge for the ribbon… love that stuff!
For the magnets I hot glued them to some flowers I already had. Two of them are rolled flowers and one is a small silk flower.
Now hang it on the wall or put it in a pretty stand….that’s it! Let me know if you have any questions.
Oh and of course it’s not complete with out a few pictures of my cute family! :)
Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.