I’ve been busy at work with the Mr. making and installing a new DIY magnetic message board.
This wall off our kitchen has sort of become our make shift message center. We end up taping any important notes, forms, invites, etc. right here so naturally it was the perfect place for a message center. I was originally going to make a cork board message center but then I saw a much smaller magnetic board for sale for on one of my favorite shopping sites for around $200.00. A bit pricey so I decided to see if I could d.i.y. it for much less.
After calling around I ended up on the phone with Metal Supermarket here in Salt Lake City. Apparently they are a chain and can be found in many other cities. I was able to get this board for around $40.00. I needed a rectangle cut out to accommodate my light switch which about doubled the price for labor but I was still way under the much smaller, $200.00 board so I went for it.
I have a tendency of changing my mind on decorating projects quite often so I would never recommend gluing anything right to your wall. However, I’m pretty certain this message board is going to be a much used permanent feature in our home.
I then picked up some MDF, pre-primed board from Home Depot for under $10.00 and made a frame which I measured, cut and glued right to my wall as well.
Then I painted my frame and was done.
I know I must be a broken record with my love for Frog Tape but it really is the best kind of tape because it doesn’t bleed under the tape. Right after painting wait just a few minutes until the paint is just tacky to the touch then remove your tape for best results.
Flip calendar from Fab.com (because I knew you’d ask).
Love that I can also write notes to my family right on the board!
For under $100.00 I have a new magnetic message board (would have been around $60.00 if I didn’t need any special cuts made).
***After posting this project I had several inquiries as to the exact metal I used.
Metal details: 26 gauge, galvanized steel sheet.***