Did you all think it was just Salvage Sister here?
The Moment you have been waiting for….A MISTER POST!!!
Here is my “Mister” tutorial for a DIY magnetic chalkboard:
Salvage Sister wanted a menu magnetic board for the kitchen. She saw a framed one at a local antique/craft shop. It was $50 and the frame was way too thick for the area we needed it for.
The metal sheet stock at the home improvement stores were way too expensive so that was out.
Off to the local ReStore:
We bought this metal panel there for $8.
Wanting to use the frame as well as the center panel, the mounting brackets needed to be removed.
Using a cutoff disk and a grinder, the brackets were removed by cutting the welds.
Then using a flapper disk the remaining weld was removed restoring the original shape of the tubing. Also, removing the powder coat finish.
The center panel was removed from the frame, for grinding, simply by taking the screws out.
Using the flapper disk the powder coat finish was removed from the entire frame. Leaving an industrial type finish.
After thoroughly cleaning the center panel, (leftover) chalkboard paint was applied evenly. (affiliate link)
Two holes were drilled in the back of the frame for mounting on the wall.
(Holes were measured 10″ in from the outer corners.)
Panel and frame were reassembled.
Mounted to wall.
Bam, that simple (ish)
***If you would like info on the pom pom garland that we have hanging on the chalkboard, you can find our easy tutorial HERE.***
Find a local Habitat for Humanity ReStore near you and see what treasures you can find!