Framed Magnet Boards

I finally decided what to do with a couple frames I picked up at the thrift store for $3.00 each.  They are good size frames too - 14x18.

So did you see all that dust?  Yep, that's how I bought them, not from sitting in my garage.  After I gave them a good wipe down, I spray painted them with a coat of Rust-oleum's Heirloom White.

That big shadow is the basketball pole.  Then I spray painted them with a couple coats of Rust-oleum Expresso.

They were looking much better now.

Then I very lightly sanded the decorative part on the frame so the white would show through.

I went to Home Depot to find some metal and came across this piece in the plumbing section for about $6.50.

I cut off the lip on the end and then cut it in half.  It was the exact size I needed.  I also had some material that I picked up from Joann's.

I just used a little hot glue to attach the fabric to the metal.

Then I put it in the frame.

Aren't they just lovely?  I was so excited with how they turned out.


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  1. Love this. Couldn't be cuter! Question: how does one cut that metal. Does it take a special tool?

  2. very pretty. I always get dusty things at the Goodwill and I always feel icky afterwards handling them.

  3. That is a great project. I need to go buy some metal too and look for cheap frames. :) thanks for sharing.


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