I have a birthday party to plan, so it's a quick project this week. This picture frame magnet board is simple, fast, and inexpensive. Ready to learn how to do it?
Years ago, I found four matching 8"x10" framed pictures at a garage sale. I originally thought I was buying them for the cute pictures inside, but after the pictures moved with my family about four times--never once seeing the light of day--I decided it was time to repurpose. Here's how I did it:
I removed the pictures and the glass. Some frames were slightly banged up on the corners, but they were in good enough shape to use. Next, I purchased four sheets of galvanized steel shingle flashing from a hardware store. (They come in different sizes. Mine were about 8"x12"--almost perfect for my frames.) These shingles are really cheap--less than a dollar each. (I took a magnet to the store to be sure the shingles I picked were magnetic. Sometimes there is a coating on the metal that makes magnets not stick well.)
Using a pair of tin snips, I trimmed the length to fit my frame. I used a can of Rustoleum Wildflower Blue spray paint to add some color and provide a mat for whatever I chose to display. (You could just leave it the metal color.)
I put the metal sheets into my frames, and I was done! So easy and cheap!
I can never get up the courage to pound nails into the wall, so I put them up with 3M Velcro picture hangers instead of nails. Now, if I change the layout of my room, I can easily move the frames--without having to fill in nail holes.
Sometimes I put pictures the kids have drawn on display, and sometimes I use snapshots instead. Either way, it's instant changeable art. (I couldn't find any portrait size photos today, but I still like the framing, even when it's uneven.)
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