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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cupboard Door Magnetic Boards!

Hi All!!

I'm back from a very FuN & BuSy Holiday break! Whew... I really shouldn't have slept in {everyday} till 9:30...because I sure am feeling the effects when I have to wake-up and get the kiddos ready for school. :) But... I SuRe ENJOYED it!! I hope you all had a FuN and SaFe holiday also! :)

Anywhoo... now that Christmas is over...I thought I'd share a few projects that I was busy working on.


Magnet Boards for my nieces


Here's how I made them:

First...I sanded the cupboard door down...then instead of using a metal sheet...I used magnetic paint that I bought @ Home Depot. Then I painted the magnetic paint on the center panel of the cupboard door. I put on about 7 coats of paint before the magnets from my fridge would stay put...and realized that it wasn't strong enough to hold up a paper...so...I went to JoAnn's and bought some metal heavy duty magnets, and thankfully they worked perfectly. Then...I painted the outer edge of the cupboard...sanded the edges...and wiped stain on them. Then...screwed {mug} hooks into the bottom {so that they could hang their necklaces}...and drilled holes in top...and hung with wire.


HaVe FuN!


19 comments:

  1. love love this idea! and with the hooks too!

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  2. So cute! Where do you find the cupboard doors? I was thinking of putting an ad in freecycle to see if anyone has any they are getting rid of. I love it. I have never worked with magnetic paint but have wanted to. Very adorable. Glad you had a nice break!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  3. Such a darling blog and FULL of great ideas!!!!
    Thanks for being so creative and sharing!

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  4. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog! :) I linked people from my blog to yours!

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  5. I love your blog and have been a follower for a while!! I have the same question about where you find the cupboards? I am curious about where to find them

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  6. I too was wondering where you find the cupboard doors? I love your blog and have made several of your crafts. Thanks for all the great ideas:)

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  7. what a great idea! I totally love it...if only I had some cabinet doors around

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  8. Hi All...
    I buy my cabinet doors from a discount building supply store here in Idaho. If you live in or around Western Idaho...shoot me an e-mail...and I'll be happy to let ya know where it is!! :)

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  9. Another great one...love that pink one

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  10. first of all i so feel your pain with the whole sleeping in because it's christmas vacation.. i'm paying for it big time these last couple of days... anyway, love your blog.. don't recall how i found it but i love it. i stalk it daily... thanks for so many cute and fun ideas. i've "borrowed" a few already. anyway, get some sleep and back on a routine and thanks again for such an awesome blog!

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  11. So I was just going to tell you about this idea. I guess I was too late. an I thought for once I could help you with something. So much for that idea. They look great!!! Love ya JESS

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  12. I think I am gonna make them, my little one would love one for her room, thanks for the idea!

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  13. Those are so adorable! Very creative idea. I love the frames in all those colors too, so cute.

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  14. Super cute! I went to Lowe's originally for chalkboard paint, but the sales associate recommended to use magnetic paint first then to apply chalkboard paint and your board would have a double purpose!(He didn't tell me to apply (7) coats?)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. If you used brush on magnetic paint, how do you get the streaks out?

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  16. I used a roller to apply mine. :)

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