I've been working on my entry area of my home for awhile. I didn't want to just put something there and not love it, and I always want functional items that are fun and feel like my personality.
I eventually found a bench with drawers underneath at a garage sale and painted it yellow. I love the fun bright color, and the useful drawers to hide backpacks and tutoring materials.
I also found a round side table on Craigslist and of course painted it, and then a basket to hold shoes. The only thing I was missing on my entry area was something great on the wall. I knew I wanted a mirror, and to somehow showcase pictures easily. I wanted those pictures to be easily rotated and switched around.
Eventually, I came up with a DIY Magnetic Picture Board that can be made in 10 minutes for less than $20. It's easy, fun, and functional. I'm a big fan.
Our entry wall was made with items on sale and/or refurbished, and I absolutely love it all!
I did tell you, this DIY Magnetic Picture Board is incredibly fast and easy to make. GIve it a go; you'll love it too!
Here's the quick tutorial.
What You Need:
- Picture Frame: you want to get a frame the same size as the sheet metal. I found 12x12 inch frames at JoAnns, and there were two different coupons I could use (they take competitor coupons in case you didn't know) making them $10 each.
- Sheet Metal: you want to get sheet metal that is the same size as your picture frame. I found 12x12 sheet metal at Home Depot, and overall any home improvement store will have what you need. Though, I found the best selection at Home Depot. They had a variety to choose from, and it was only $6. You can also go to a local metal shop and get sheet metal cut to a specific size.
- Picture Prints: have a few pictures printed out that you want to display.
- Magnets: used to hold your pictures up.
- Take your picture frame and remove the glass insert.
- Place your sheet metal into the frame where the glass once was.
- Place the backing of the picture onto the back of the sheet metal.
- Hang the Magnetic Picture Board where ever your heart desires.
- Place your pictures and magnets in whatever fashion. I printed pictures at Costco and had my little Instagram magnetic pictures printed from Sticky9.
Seriously, that's all. Buy a picture frame, insert sheet metal, hang your frame, place your pictures on it. It's all easy peasy fabulous, fun, and functional.
Holler with questions, otherwise...
Happy DIY Magnetic Picture Board making and enjoying!