Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Whitney's Tin Magnet Board

Hey Guys!! Fun project for you!!  I must first tell you where I got my inspiration for this project.  If you have not been by to see Kim at Twice Remembered you must go check her out.  She has a beautiful blog with lots of fun pictures.  While looking through her pictures one day, I saw her island covered in cute magnets... I fell in love! I had to have one of my own!! Only problem... I have no island.  I decided to use the space below my serving bar in my kitchen to make my magnet board.  I also decided to make it a piece that I can take off the wall in case I decide to move it around.  Here's what I did:)

I was lucky enough to find a 2' x 4' piece of raw pressed tin in Canton a couple of weeks ago.  I bought it for $20.  You can buy this stuff online though. 


I started by painting the tin with Rustoleum American Accents Heirloom White spray paint.  I used about two coats to get a good even finish...



I purchased two 8' pieces of 3" pine from Lowe's.



I cut my boards using my hand saw.  I cut my top and bottom pieces 4" longer than the tin and my 3 middle pieces 2" shorter than the tin... two boards were 52" and three were 22".  You do not need a power saw to cut this stuff.  It took me less than 5 minutes, the saw only costs $12 and it was a bit of an arm workout:)

Now to attach everything... I used my trusty Gorilla wood glue to attach the edges together.



And then used L-brackets to secure all my corners...


After you finished this part it will look like this...


I just used glue without the L brackets for my middle piece and let everything dry good.  I wasn't too concerned about how pretty everything looked because I knew I would be distressing and adding glaze.
My next step was to paint the wood with the same paint and let it dry.

I then used my 3M block sander with 80 grit paper to distress my edges.



When I was finished it looked like this...

Then I took some Minwax Dark Walnut stain to all the raw edges just to make them stand out...




My next step was to attach the tin to the wood. I used small finishing nails and my pink hammer to put a nail every 6" where the pattern repeated...

When I was finished it looked like this...


Can you guess my next step;)
Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze.... Just paint it on and wipe it off...


It looked like this when I got it all rubbed in...


Here's a picture of the whole thing...


I knew I wanted to add a little something so I found this iron scrolly at Hobby Lobby for $3.


I attached it to the top using wood screws.


To cover up my ugly silver screws I cut the nails of two furniture nail heads and super glued them on top of the screws...


I was all finished at this point... I just added a D-ring to each side of the back.  I measured for the wholes in my wall and hung it up.  I LOVE it:)!!

I will be making some fun magnets for it and will share that in one of my next posts. What do you think??



















As you can see... I finished my magnets!! To see a tutorial on these cuties just click HERE!




REMINDER!!!
Make sure you are getting those Gorilla Glue projects ready!! You can get all the info on our party HERE!
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Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions!

I will be linking this to Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage!
I will be linking this to The Inspired Room!
I will be linking this to The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday!
I will also be linking this up at Creative Cats Friday at Poppies at Play!
I will also be linking this to Between Naps on the Porch for MET Monday!

I will also be joining Donna's Saturday Nite Special Party over at Funky Junk Interiors!!

I will also be linking up at Kimba's DIY Day over at A Soft Place to Land!!

59 comments:

KirkKrew said...

That's so cute and the perfect spot for it! I bet the kids will love it!

Mandi Shandi said...

Supercute and it fits perfectly there! I'll be back for party details tomorrow, thanks!

Lou Cinda said...

It is beautiful! It looks like a piece of art!

Lou Cinda :)

~ RM said...

Terrific idea! I might have to make one for myself!

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emilystearley said...

Love your blog. I'm totally inspired. Wondering what kind of saw you're using. I think I saw in one other post that it's a battery operated power saw. What brand do you use and do you like it? I want to add one to my Christmas wish list!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Hey Emily!
For this project I used my manual hand saw... It is a Stanley hand saw with really sharp teeth. It is $12 at Lowe's. It's great for small projects like this but if you are wanting a power saw I would go with a Dewalt... LOVE that brand:) Hope this helps!
~Whitney

Brittany@Superwoman said...

awesome attention to detail! I absolutely love it!

Nancy said...

Love it! It really works well in that spot.

Nancy

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! and such a great idea! I collect magnets from all the places we travel and this would be perfect to dosplay them! all i need is a bigger house :( but i will bookmark this is do it when my dream comes true :) thanks for the great inspiration!

Aja said...

Love it! I think I need some tin in my life.. AND I finally went by Home Depot during lunch today and got some RL Smoke Glaze!! I totally looked at the hand saws and walked out without one, but I'll be back! :)

Aja

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

Oh,, i love it. So cute. Gotta get me some of that glaze. Thanks

Amanda said...

Wow! what a great idea, and beautiful too. thanks for the tip.

The Robinsons said...

Absolutely LOVE this!

Karen Valentine said...

FABULOUS!!! (What more can I say?)

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Joyce @ Cheap Frills said...

That look SO stinkin cute! Aren't you just too clever. I don't know how you guys find the time for all these projects LOL!

Brittany said...

What a great idea! I want one for my island now!

The Oxford Family said...

I just wanted say hello...I am an anonymous follower but love all of your projects! I had to ask are you talking about Canton as in TX?

Tamera said...

this adds such great texture to an otherwise blank piece of wood! Love the idea and all of the distressing!
Tamera@doubledelight

a little bit vintage said...

This turned out lovely! I adore the one that Kim from Twice Remembered has in her kitchen. A magnetic board has been on my to-do list for quite a while now. Hopefully I will get to it someday. :)

Smiles,
Rachel

Elaine said...

It looks like it's been there all along. Great job!

PinkBalloons&Macaroons said...

oh how darling!! LOVE it!! can't wait to see the magnets :-) Huge hugs!! Britt :-)

mmagruder said...

Love it. Can you tell me what the paint color is on the wall you hung the magnet board? LOVE IT!!

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

Great job! It looks so good! Don't you love having a blog to make you get all these super cute projects done? I've gotten more done since March (when I started my blog) than I had the past three years!
Love everything you do and can't wait to find out about the next party...
Traci

Cindy said...

That is REALLY awesome, and I think I will give this a try as well...I may need to email you for some hand-holding though :O) Looks beautiful Whitney, I'm impressed as usual!
peace.
cindy

Becky DeVries said...

beautiful!!!

Embellished Bayou said...

You did it again! Fab.U.Lous!!

Can't wait for another party...be sure and stop by my blog for details on my linky party next week:
http://embellishedbayou.blogspot.com/2009/10/tigers-lose-but-its-time-for-party.html

Mandy said...

Wow! What a cool piece! I love it!

Tamera said...

Ummm, just checked back in on you guys and you have a new look! Love it! Posted a DIY I stole from you for transformation thursday at Shabby chic....Thanks for your great ideas!
Tamera@doubledelight

Sheri said...

That's so cool and oh my word, it's huge! I thought it was something smaller until the final photo! (All about perspective I suppose!)

Denise Sabia said...

Hey Girls, Love the tin. I just did something similar with a shutter on my island, m ind if I show yours off too? I'd give you all the credit !!!

Lee Laurie said...

This is awesome! I want one! I don't have an island either so I will have to find a spot to put one. Great job!

Lisa said...

♥So cute♥...I'm totally going to do this in my kitchen. My kids will be excited to finally have a place to put all of their magnets!

Sharon said...

Great idea ... love the finish.

Rebecca D. said...

Loveliness for sure!!!

{ L } said...

Every single thing you girls do impresses me. How did you learn all this? Did you grow up doing it?

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

what a great project!!

KellyH said...

This is cool!
I think that would be a good addition to the bottom of my Cabinets too.
Also, I think I have the same granite as you (Venetian Gold I think)
and I love your new blog design!

Connie said...

OK, so that is fantastic. The tutorial was great. I think I could even follow those directions (you see I am direction challenged).

Andy Porter said...

I am speechless....well, I guess one word does come to mind....GORGEOUS!!!!!!

~Andy@ Poppies@Play

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Nice work, as always! You girl's are too good.

Cathy said...

I am completely amazed by your projects! I work for Rust-Oleum and wanted to say thank you for thinking of us when you did this, and several other projects! We would love to have them featured on our website called PaintIdeas.com! These projects are a true inspiration.

Tricia Anne said...

What a fabulous job! :o)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I just LOVE the originality this element gives your room! And it's rustic appeal naturally does a number on me. :) Your step by step was really informative too. I think I want to shop for some gorilla glue.. :D

It's a cool little surprise in a nomally otherwise typical room. Love it!

Thanks for linking up to the party!!

Funky Junk Donna

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

That is such a beautiful piece. I love the rustic vintage feel and the texture it adds to that spot. Using the walnut stain to accentuate the distressed areas is a tip I'm sure I will be using. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

@cheapchichome. This is both pretty and functional. I want one! Do you girls ever sleep?!

Proper Prim said...

awesome job... it looks perfect where you put it... love it

niartist said...

WOW! This looks fantastic! I love the paint treatment, and don't you just love that gorilla glue!?!?!? They make tape too! I've been using it on everything! LOL! Hope you can check out my blog soon, the first of the many interior shots of the house now that I'm having better luck with my camera. The first of the series is up now!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun idea!

Happy Met Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

tales from an oc cottage said...

FAB!!!!!!!!


m ^..^

nannykim said...

It is hard to believe how terrific that came out!! It looks so old!! I don't know if you want to put any magnets on it....seems like a shame to cover that up!!

http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

what a creative idea, it came out perfect, so unique, love it

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I like it very much! That would fill a big space on a small wall in my butler's pantry!

Twice Remembered said...

Whitney, this is so awesome! I love how you did this and how you put everything together {and what a fabulous job on the paint treatment!} The fact that it's portable makes it all the more wonderful... It's perfect!!!!

Thank you for the shout out - you are too sweet!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Love the letters! I used the same technique to make numbers for my magnetized chalkboard calendar, but mine weren't so fancy. I like yours so much better!

tardevil said...

Ca-ute! I bet some kiddos would love playing with that!

Lissa said...

What do we think? We think it's GOR-GEOUS! (The "we" in this case being me, myself and I:) I absolutely love the tin. I want to do that in my dining room ceiling...someday. Absolutely LOVE it!

Andy Porter said...

I'll be featuring this as a favorite link on Poppies at Play from last weeks Creative Cats!
Thanks!
~Andy

Laura said...

I love canton...I just started looking at your blog and could tell you were a Texan who frequented good 'ol Canton! My inspiration all comes from Canton, and Ballard, love your blog!

 
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