Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tin Container Magnet Board

Hello, Diana here with another Pinterest Inspiration project. 

This is my Tin Container Magnet Board, it is above my desk and it holds the tools I use more often.


And here is the inspiration, I pinned it 35 weeks ago from Stephanie Howells blog, she pinned it from Martha Stewart's web page; isn't Pinterest wonderful :)


And now the steps on how I made it. I got a bunch of picture frames at different thrift stores, the one I used for this project was already white and in great condition so it did not need to be painted, I used the rest for a project I'll show you in a future blog post.


I asked my husband to get me a sheet of metal; using the glass from the picture frames I traced the shapes with a black marker. I got some help from Sammy ;)

If you are wondering where to get this kind of sheet metal my husband told me you can buy an 8'X4' piece (this is the smallest piece and the cost can be 10-20dls) at any heating and cooling supply store, or even better they might have some scraps to give away for free.


Once the shape was cut out I put it in the frame.

I bought the tins on Etsy, there are a lot of sellers for this kind of product, I just wrote Vintage Metal Tin in the search box and a huge list came up.

I attached the magnets to the back of the tins with foam dots. You can buy the magnets at any hobby store, they have all kind of sizes and shapes.


Here is a close up of the top part.


And the bottom part.


I'll be back with more Pinterest inspiration, have a great day.

=Di


2 Scrappy thoughts:

Julie Boeck said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this project! The tins are beautiful!!!

Kristin said...

It is so fun to design a new room and you look like you are having a blast Di, Great ideas! I am sure it will be beautiful when you are done :)