Dressed up Magnet Board!

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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! :)
Happy Thursday!
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Jamielyn Nye

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.

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  1. staci @ lizard n ladybug posted on September 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm (#
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    so cute! That little sander looks great – I need to get one!

  2. Joy posted on September 2, 2010 at 3:45 pm (#
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    You are so creative! Pleas come link up with me tomorrow for Making It Fantabulous Friday!
    Joy
    Mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com

  3. Sassy Sites! posted on September 2, 2010 at 4:29 pm (#
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    I'm hosting a blog party tomorrow over at Sassy Sites. It's Feature YOU Friday! Come by tonight and link up! I would love to have your cute blog on there… xoxo

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  4. Young and Crafty posted on September 2, 2010 at 6:32 pm (#
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    SOOO cute! I hope you'll link up to Scraptastic Saturday tomorrow night!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

  5. Kara posted on September 2, 2010 at 7:26 pm (#
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    So so pretty!!

    Kara

  6. Mod Podge Amy posted on September 2, 2010 at 7:38 pm (#
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    Very cool!!

  7. Makeup By LisaMarie posted on September 3, 2010 at 10:42 am (#
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    This is so cute!!!! I just got a picture cork board I wanna do something like this!!! Adorable!! Have a great weekend!!
    http://thislittleshabbychicvegangirl.blogspot.com/

  8. stefanie posted on September 3, 2010 at 11:53 am (#
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    sooooo cute!!!

  9. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble posted on September 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm (#
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    Great job and a fantastic idea!!

    Debbie

  10. Alison posted on September 3, 2010 at 8:57 pm (#
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    This is absolutely darling!! I need some beadboard for such a project! Love your colors, too!

  11. Donna posted on September 5, 2010 at 5:53 pm (#
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    I really love your memo board! What a great use of your extra beadboard! And the magnets are cute, too! Saw you over at Metamorphosis Monday :)

  12. sportzmom posted on September 6, 2010 at 6:25 am (#
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    I love this idea. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Anu@My Dream Canvas posted on September 6, 2010 at 10:43 pm (#
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    This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by.Thanks Anu!

  14. Amy C posted on September 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm (#
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    This is very cute! I need to look into buying sheet metal like that. I've heard you can but never tried it. I LOVE the way you distressed the edges and that you used bead board for the wood. Absolutely Adorable!

  15. Jerri posted on September 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm (#
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    Great project! Very cute!

    I would love for you to come by this week and link up at my Friday Favorites party!

  16. Erin posted on September 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm (#
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    Super cute!!!

  17. Rebecca posted on September 9, 2010 at 4:24 am (#
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    What a fun project-it turned out great!

  18. Michaela Noelle posted on September 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm (#
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    This is adorable. Pink and green are always so cute together! Wonderful job

    Stopping by from the Shabby Chic Cottage link up (:

  19. Kara posted on September 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm (#
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    Hi Jamielyn! Just stopping by to let you know I gave you an award on my blog today:)

    Kara @ Mine for the Making

  20. Terrell posted on September 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm (#
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    Oh this is just way presh!! I love it! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your sweet creations up at my link party each Friday! Hope to see you there!!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  21. Sandy Ang posted on September 17, 2010 at 8:11 pm (#
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    Thanks for the tutorial !

  22. 3rdtimeMom posted on March 18, 2011 at 8:23 am (#
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    Thanks so much for this tutorial. I picked up a magnet board at the thrift store for $2 but don't love the way it was done and have just had it in the closet until I figured out how to redo it to our liking! Now I have a project for today!!

  23. Sarah posted on August 22, 2011 at 4:20 am (#
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    What guage is your metal sheet? Is it super heavy? What department is it from? We don’t have a Home Depot, and can only find really heavy sheets at Lowe’s that cost about $18 for a 24′ x 24′ sheet! Thought about taking a white-board apart, since it’s lighter and a little cheaper. Thanks! This is a really cute idea.
    Sarah

    • Jamielyn posted on August 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm (#
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      Hmm, not sure what It is. It’s not very thick though. It was only a dollar. It may be cheaper to order it online. Or if you have a hobby lobby I have seen some there as well. Good luck! I love having mine in my kitchen!

  24. Scrapcrazyyyy! posted on November 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm (#
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    Beautiful!!!

    What a great idea!!!!!!! I really want to try this. I shared the link on my blog, hope you don’t mind.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 9, 2011 at 8:51 pm (#
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      Thanks so much, I really appreciate it! :)

  25. cathy sales posted on November 16, 2011 at 11:43 pm (#
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    Such beautiful loving work when into your project. I am very new at crafting but what to learn so bad. I’m disabled and have never had time to peresue this love I have to create beauiful things. I want to take craft classes but my mother is ill. I can’t depend that I won’t be free to go. I have purchased so many items and books. But, just can’t seem to really understand the instructions. Do you have any advice that may help me ? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciatly. Thank you for your time. Cathy

  26. Debbie posted on February 5, 2012 at 11:21 am (#
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    Love this idea. I have extra bead board from our nursery. Thanks!