I had in my head for a while that I wanted a custom magnet board. Only, I didn’t want to pay a custom magnet board price for one. What I’d had before was a magnet board from IKEA that I’d spray painted with chalkboard paint:
Which was lovely, but wasn’t exactly the size I wanted.
With a little inspiration from 7th House on the Left and 4 Men 1 Lady I was able to pull together what I wanted for $25.
Ta-da! The supplies can be found as follows:
- Frame: IKEA Ribba Frame white 15 3/4 x 19 3/4
- Paint: (Gold & Chalkboard) Home Depot
- Galvanized Metal, cut to fit: Metal Supermarket
I was super excited to find out about Metal Supermarket. They will cut to order if you call ahead, but since I was out and about I stopped by and went through their remnants section. They were very sweet and cut the piece to fit exactly all in a 15 minute visit. I paid $10 total.
After having used it for a few days, I might flip it over and just use the unpainted side as is with a whiteboard marker. The paint scratches and picks up fingerprints too easily. But other than that complaint, I LOVE it.