Tuesday, March 20, 2012

MAGNETIC MEMORIES

This project combines my love of travel, chalk board paint and hoarding.  
We started collecting magnets a few years ago as our vacation and moving souvenirs (we even have one from Iraq),  It is a fun (and cheap) way to look back at the places we have been and they don't take up much room in a suitcase or moving box.   


I am not a big fan of having our refrigerator covered so we created this super simple magnet board to display them in our kitchen.  The magnetic part is just a piece of sheet metal from the hardware store (to get the size you want use sheet metal cutters not standard scissors and wear work gloves, that stuff is sharp).  I taped off a square with painters tape and slapped on a few coats of chalkboard paint (one of my obsessions).  The frame was made by my handy husband but a store bought frame would work just as well.  


Tip- try and get magnets that have the location written on them or are at least really obvious about where they are from.  Also, use a silver sharpie to write the year on the back. 







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