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« on: January 28, 2004 10:22:31 AM »

It's been a while since my last project post...
I took an old do-it-yourself cheapie frame, removed the picture and glass and replaced it with a piece of sheet metal (for duct work--from Home Depot--it was about $4 or $5). I cut the sheet with special metal cutting scissors and I also managed to cut my flesh in the process  Cry (so be careful and wear gloves, folks!).
I now have a bulletin board to put all those fabulous marble and clothespins magnets!!!
I may eventually paint the icky gold frame, but I have to recover from my wounds first!
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2004 01:12:39 PM »

That looks so neat!  Now I want to find a cool thrift store frame to make one with.

Sorry about your cut.Sad
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2004 02:30:09 PM »

I like this idea. it looks a lot cooler than a regular cork board.
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2004 02:38:43 PM »

I made one like this a couple of years ago to display all of my magnets.  But what I did was just take a piece of galvanized sheet metal (I love the swirly look of it), and drilled two holes in the top, and went to the hardware store and bought a funky looking chain to hand it with.  The whole thing cost me like 2.50$ Canadian to make.
Here's a pic. (hopefully....not quite sure what I'm doing...)

« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2004 02:39:25 PM »

Ok, the picture didn't work.  How do you post a pic then?
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2004 03:44:00 PM »

I love the your board!  That is so cool!  I have been scheming about making something like this for my room, not I want to even more!  And I like the gold, it looks like a fancy art museum frame.  But that's just me:)  Nice job!

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2004 11:50:23 AM »

i was thinking about doing something similar to that. i think to make it personal i would spray paint both the frame and the sheet of metal. i like the idea of galvanized metal too, like thequeenjane said.
still very chic tho.  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2004 05:53:03 PM »

I made something similar for my kids... I took a whole sheet of metal and used thin plastic edging to cover the sharp edges. I bought a mud pan - drywall sectoin, and drilled holes in it to attach it to the wall.

One of my friends and I are talking about covering an entire wall in sheet metal.

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2004 12:38:36 PM »

I spray painted a round cookie tin lid to use as a magnet board. I got it for Christmas last year - has those nasty sugar cookies in it.

I've also seen old cookie sheets spray painted and used as great magnet boards. This is great if you have one that has lost it's non-stick. Also you can find cookie sheets cheap at Goodwill and garage sales.

Bonus - if you paint the cookie sheet with blackboard paint you can use it to write messages on in chalk and use your magnets on it.
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2004 08:15:06 PM »

How about stenciling a design on the metal with craft paint, maybe a sutle floral border top and bottom?  What a great way to display the magnets!  Good job!

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