It is truth that I love to repurpose and it is truth that I dig through other’s trash. yup. Let’s face it, we’re a wasteful society and there’s fun to be had on every corner! hahaha… Seriously though, I don’t really dig spend my days digging through other’s trash, but when something jumps out at me from the curb, I stop and get it. As a result, that’s what I did when I spied this artist’s clipboard during city clean-up a few years ago. Today, it becomes a magnetic message board …do you see it?
Because I love to draw and relax while being creative with pencils, pens, etc., when I spied this in the trash I was so excited to use it when I have time to go out doors and draw. Reality check…I have NO TIME to do such things. So instead of letting this go to waste, I decided to turn into something useful.
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Back to the project today…Initially, it spoke to me in many ways, but the one that stuck was the magnetic message board. Who doesn’t love a grand central for all family to see? Here’s how I got started
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After reading the reviews online about the magnetic primer, I decided to do several heavy coats. In the end, I found that 5 coats gave me the magnetic power I was looking for. Since it only takes 30 minutes between coats, so it was a breeze to do it while doing something else. Fast and easy – my kinda painting. In addition to using it straight black out of the can, you can even paint a different color right over this. So since I like the black, black it is.
…and we’re done!
I love it! It offers not only functionality, but versatility. Also, it works as a chalkboard too!
My repurposed crib springs made some funky fun magnets.
My sneaky little self already has plans to make use of this magnetic primer in some upcoming projects. Are you going to give it a try?
Since some of you may not be into DIY or just plain love this repurposed magnetic message board, it is available in my shop. (SOLD)
Pin to share this fun tutorial and inspire others to get funky with their junk too. ♥Next, I’m sharing with you this chest of drawers and how it’s sporting a rustic look. eep! Head HERE to see how to distress the easy way. 😉