Friday, April 27, 2012

Paris Magnet Board

In the six months I have been blogging I have yet to enter a magazine copycat challenge link party.  Normally I can barely get my own thoughts into a project let alone copy somebody else's.  So yesterday I realized that Debbie Doo was hosting a party where we could copy anything we wanted so I gave it a try.  Since we could pick any project, I figured I had enough junk treasures around here, I could come up with something.  I thumbed through my magazines and found this image in Romantic Living's Spring 2012 issue.

I had a piece of specialty wrapping paper that I purchased because I liked the images and graphics.  I positioned it on my color copier and made an 8 1/2 x 11 copy.  I had the magnets that I purchased at Michael's in their $1 bin a few weeks ago.  They had a French motif so I purchased a few packets.  Today we had rain and lots of clouds so I had to come outside to get a photo without flash (of course it was after the rain stopped).  Here is my copycat magnet board.
 Here is how I did it.  I used one of my cabinet doors I purchased at the salvage yard for $1.  Since I used what I had on hand, my husband cut it down for me to size it to my image.  The cabinet door was hollow so we cut a piece of stray moulding and nailed it to the bottom.  Then I took a piece of sheet metal I purchased at the salvage yard as well and cut a piece to fit onto my door.
 We used tin snips to cut the metal.  I suggest you wear heavy gloves while snipping, but this wasn't as sharp as I thought it would be at all.  I drilled shallow holes through the metal with a regular drill bit and it went right through.  Then using upholstery tacks, I just tacked the metal to the cabinet door.
 You can see it is a pretty primitive project at this point.
I painted the whole thing creamy white, front and back, and when it was dry, I took my image and outlined it with gold marker pen to give added detail and then sprayed the back side with 3M Super 77 and then applied it to my metal clad board.  The magnets stuck perfectly.  This was very simple.  I could have done it without my husband, but I always appreciate his expertise.  If you wanted to seal this with decoupage glue, it would probably work just fine.
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13 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great job, Maggie! You got that dead on! I got those magnets, too. I love looking through the Michaels dollar bins ~ you never know what treasures you might find in there.

lynn said...

love this, maggie! i made something simular to hold my recipes in the kitchen!

Gail said...

That's beautiful Maggie! Great job!!

Debbiedoo's said...

And there you have it Maggie. You did it..and did a fantastic job at that. Thanks so much for sharing with the copy cat party.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Yay!!! great job and congrats on your first copycat party! you'll be addicted now!
Blessings, Lorraine

Budget Design Girl said...

Amazing! It looks perfect!
xo-Lisa

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Maggie,

I love this! It's a great copy and something we could all use.

Dee

Anne said...

Maggie,
I love this.Great copy cat job!
Anne

Celia M. said...

What a fabulous idea! It turned out wonderfully thanks for sharing ...xo HHL

Isabelle Thornton said...

I would love if you link this to the French party!
Love it!
Xo
Isa

http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

Jeannie B. said...

I love this! I might even be able to do it!!

Rena C. said...

Love, love, love the project. Beautiful and functional! Please share the brand/source the lovely Paris-themed wrapping paper you used!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I love you magnet board copycat. You make it look so easy!