I was really liking the whole "getting organized" thing with my chalkboard mail holder, so I had a brainstorm to make a magnet board to go over my stove to hold recipes, grocery lists, etc...
I bought this cute frame a few months ago for $3.99 at a Salvation Army store ~ it's just been sitting in a closet ever since waiting for a purpose...
Also, this beautiful blog with a spray painted magnet board got me to thinking that I can use galvanized steel myself since I work for a steel company and all! Anyway, her project is beautiful and I could never make anything that amazing. Check it out!
I tore off the backing, measured my frame, and off I went on my merry way to work ~ They probably think I'm even crazier than they already did. Girls crafting with steel!
They found me a small galvanized piece just laying in a pile of scraps, and cut it to fit into the frame exactly. Isn't that so nice? Free too!
I cleaned the steel with hot soapy water as there was a lot of oil on there. I dried it immediately but I was told if you want a more rustic farm bucket look, which I did, I could just let the steel stay wet for a while and then it will get white rust. I was a little too nervous to try that this time. I want to make more of these for presents, and I'm definitely going to make it rust next time. I love that look!
I bought this super cute bird stencil at Hobby Lobby (with a 40% off coupon of course).
I painted over the stencil with a foam roller brush. Next time I think I'll try spray paint, but it's been a little too cold outside for me to even attempt that right now.
I had to scrape off a lot of excess paint with a razor blade that bled under the stencil. I'm telling myself that it just adds a little more to the "rustic" look.
I hung this all by myself ~ I'm pretty proud about that!
(please ignore the ugly apartment cupboards, I know I always do)!
I bought the super cute magnets at Michael's, 3 for a $1 with 20% off your entire purchase (Happy Presidents Day sale to me).
Happy crafting everyone!