Saturday, May 14, 2011

Magnetic Message Board

Still workin' on that office redo, but mostly because I keep changing my mind.
I knew I wanted a magnetic message board for the office, we've all seen many versions of this out there.

I picked up the frame for $3 at Salvation Army and spray painted it red. 
I got the piece of sheet metal at Lowe's. 
Now you'd think that running to Lowe's and purchasing the sheet metal would be simple.
You'd think.
This part actually took a couple of months.
I knew what I needed, I knew what aisle it was on. But it was never there.
I'd run in all a twitter with excitement.
eye roll....
Run down the aisle and the spot would be........empty. 
Search for a store employee....
"Sorry lady if it's not there, we don't got it in the back either."
So your telling me that there appear to be hundreds (or thousands) of crafty little gals in the Memphis area ransacking the local hardware stores of all things sheet metal. 
By the way, I checked Home Depot too. 

So...... I'm lucky enough to have a super flexible job that requires a considerable amount of driving all over the city and surrounding counties.

So I just started stopping at all the hardware stores I passed until I found what I needed.  
On the day of the "Great Sheet Metal Purchase" I was standing in line waiting to pay, plotting my escape.  Hunched over my (apparently) much coveted sheet metal when the guy behind me speaks up.
"Hey where'd you find that? It's exactly what I need."
Was he making a magnetic message board for his office too........

I had to cut it. Wear gloves this dude has crazy sharp edges. 
I used regular scissors, a little slow but fine. I just sharpened them after and the scissors are good as new.  
All of you that know me, know how accident prone I am.  
No accidents here this time. 
Look Ma, I still got 10 fingers! YEAH!!

When I started, the plan was to cover the sheet metal with some cute fabric.
But I was playing with my Cricut and did the birdie and I love it.  

The magnets I made with glass craft rocks I found at the Dollar Store, magnets and scrapbook paper.

Just cut and add hot glue, so simple. And I think they turned out great!

I was trying to do something that wasn't too girlie since the Hubs and I both use the office. 

A cute place to show off all those senior pictures of my brother-in-law. 
Yes, you heard me right.
My husband's brother will be graduating high school in a few weeks. 

So I do keep changing my mind...... 
It's done, but......
Now I think I may want to change the color of the frame. I like the red, but got another office idea that may mean I would need change the frame color. 
Geeze. I know right!?!?

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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think it looks fabulous!! Love the bird embellishment, and the magnets are so cute. :)

Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon. :)

Country Dreaming said...

Looks great--love the red and the magnets are too cute!

How are you fairing with the flooding????

Take care.


Mary said...

I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh this is so cute..the bird is the perfect touch!

Ally said...

You just used regular scissors? Really! That's terrific. When I first saw your finished product, I thought, "I'd like to make something like that but I don't have anything to cut through metal," but if a regular pair of strong scissors works, I'll give it a try. I think the finished product looks terrific.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Ginger said...

Hey! :) Just letting you know that I'm featuring this on Thursday on my blog. Thanks so much for linking up. :) I've got another party going on right now...feel free to drop by. :)