Monday, November 3, 2008

Cork/ Magnet Board

I needed idea storage. Most people are probably thinking "Isn't that what your brain is for?'! Well, not mine. I don't know whether it was having 4 kids, or drinking too much diet Coke, but my brain doesn't work that way. Sure I can put the ideas in there, but retrieving them is a whole other story. :) I wanted a cork board,....and I wanted a magnet board,....but I didn't want two separate items. So I decided to create one. This was such a simple and fun project.

I bought a frame at Michaels for 50% off. I actually prefer to find frames at thrift stores or garage sales and paint them, but this one wanted to come home with me, so it worked out well. I bought some sheet metal at Home Depot and cut it with wire snips to fit my 16x20 frame. I bought a four pack of 12x12 cork pieces at Walmart for about $5.- (who knew??) I found one of my favorite pieces of scrap paper (just to spice it up), and got busy.

I used Tacky Glue to adhere the scrap paper to the sheet metal. I like to use a paint brush to smooth the glue out for a better finished product.

I trimmed the cork board about an inch all of the way around with a straight edge and a utility knife, so that the paper would provide a border. Then I used Tacky Glue to adhere the cork board to the paper.

I weighed it down and gave it a while to dry. (No mystery what my favorite magazine is, eh?)

When the husbands away the wife will play.:) I hunted down the hubby's hammer and used my super cute, tiny nails to fasten the sheet metal into the frame. Tip...if you can't hold the tiny nail and not hit your finger with the hammer then use some pliers to hold the nail.

I hung it in my favorite spot in the office and pinned up some of my crafty ideas. I am so excited that I won't have to dig my ideas out of a box any more. Or even scarier,... try to find them in the file folders of my brain. ;)

I am going to link this to Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest.
xoxox -Holls


Zuzana said...

Holly, this is fantastic!
I love the whole series of pictures to show the progress of your work. You are so creative, I am amazed every time.
Thanks for the tip with the hammer.;)
I want to again stress how much I enjoy your choice of the background music.:))
Good Night from Scandinavia.:)

Valarie Lea said...

Very Cute!!

Julie said...

Great Idea Holly! I love this my nieces will love this I will have to make them one. oohh a christmas gift yeah!

Ms. Tee said...

This is a really great idea! I love that you combined two into one item - less clutter! :)

Wendy said...

You never cease to amaze...great idea!!!!!! I also love your magnets. You know I'm a damask fan, and pink well, that's just the best!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Your project turned out so well! I love the combination of magnet board and cork board...fabulous!

kari and kijsa said...

Too cute!! Great idea!
kari & kijsa

Darlene said...

I LOVE how you combined both the cork board and the magnet and it is so PRETTY!! That just really turned out GREAT!

Erin said...

Holly, I love this blog! You have some great ideas...and you actually finish things...I've got to learn how to do that. :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This is a great project. I love anything that has to do with organizig.

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