Sunday, June 9, 2013

DIY Magnet Board

DIY Magnet Board

This project was super easy and was finished before my daughter woke up from her nap. I first found this project on Pinterest last year and loved how creative and inexpensive this was.

Kate from Nic and Kate came up with this great idea since she had a stainless steel refrigerator and had no magnetic space she wanted a place where her kids can play with alphabet magnets. She mounted an oil drip pan on her kitchen wall, and with more people switching to stainless steel appliances, this seems like a great solution to the problem.

You can read more on Kate's blog: Nic and Kate


So here is my version:

I found an oil drip pan in the automotive section of Walmart for about $11.00. The drip pan has an oily residue on the surface that came off with some simple green (you can use any degreaser). Be sure to wipe the grease off the front AND the back.

I bought 3M Large Velcro strips by Command for about $4 at Walmart. I used all 6 Velcro strips for this project. I used one in all 4 corners and 2 in the center top and bottom of the drip pan. I then stuck the other side of the Velcro to the Velcro strip already on the pan, then I pealed off the back and adhered it to the wall.

And that's all there is to it. Added some magnets I got at the Chicken Kidz Consignment Event. Super easy and inexpensive.

I surprised my daughter with it when she woke up from her nap. I have one happy toddler, don't ya think??


I also found some more great ideas for the use of the oil drip pan:


Over at Creative Thriftiness they used fabric and mod podge to cover the drip pan.



You can also turn this oil drip pan into a chalkboard just by using primer and chalkboard paint like they did here at Growing A Jeweled Rose







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