Monday, July 8, 2013

Simple Magnet Message Board How-to Project

Where to put all those cute glass magnets from our glass
magnet project we made last month?
We needed a place to use them!
So we created this fun message board out of sheet metal from the hardware store;
framed it with moulding; And of course
....Painted it pink to coordinate with my girl's room.

It is simple to create and requires minimal tools and woodworking skills.  
Sheet metal comes in a large sheet for about $20 at Home Depot.
Cut this in half with tin-snips for material for two boards.
The frame around the metal is made from mdf fluted moulding.
Cut with a hand saw using a miter box.
Cut (2) of each size to cover your metal edges about 1.5 inches.
I glued my mitered corners together with Gorrilla glue.  Yep..I did.  I glued two at at time, and put a heavy doorstop on top of the corner to weight it down while it dried.  
Once it dried, I used my favorite color of Annie Sloan!
Next:  Lay sheet metal on the back side and secure the corners with some "L" brackets.  
I used a nail to punch a hole through the metal so the screw would fit.
Add picture hangers on each side and your new metal message board is ready to go!

I will post our 2nd one...(turquoise) when it is finished.

Happy Messaging!
I was featured!
Sunday View

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Inspired Sunday at Sunday View 
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chic
The Scoop Party at Cedar Hill Ranch  


  1. What a great project, Aimee! Love it! I would never have thought to use the L brackets on back. Great tip! Thank you for linking up with Sunday View.

  2. great project - I have quite a thing for galvanized metal! glad you stopped by my blog and commented that you are going to give it a try with hardware cloth to make a basket - I'm sure your project will turn out wonderful - you seem to have a great creative touch!

    1. Thank you for stopping by my newbie blog! :o) I am hoping to pull out that hardware cloth this next weekend....I'll show you what I come up with...I think I have an idea....:o)

  3. This is so totally cute! I never thought to make a message board using sheet metal! I would love something like this in my kitchen! LOVE ♥

    1. Great idea for a kitchen! I actually think the entire large sheet of galvanized metal would make a great oversized message board for the kitchen! With big bulky moulding. I hope you make one!-aimee

  4. This is such a fabulous idea...I need one of these for my laundry room! This would be perfect for my Create It Thursday's live now!

    1. Leslie! Thank you for visiting my post. I am heading over to your party now! -aimee

  5. Hi Aimee,
    Just wanted to let you know that I featured you today on Inspired Sunday at Sunday View!


  6. That's great, I might just have to make one! I've been thinking about giving the AS chalk paint a try, too. Found you via Sunday View, congrats on the feature. Take care - Dawn

  7. Hi Aimee, what a great idea and so pretty too! I love all the magnets you made. Thanks so much for entering Transformed Tuesday. Have a great rest of the week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs


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