Once in a while I get a weird idea to do something & twenty minutes later the hubs and I are finishing the project up. Those DIY projects are always awesome when they work out like that. This project was born because of the fact that I had the materials laying around the house already & it kind of just came together. But I have always been fascinated by message boards & family command centers, but I have never made one before so this was a fun little project for me to try. Mind you I had all the items laying around the house, but you can easily find all these items to make your own.
Isn’t it pretty stinkin’ cute? Of course we had it hanging in our living room because I’m not sure if I’m going to be keeping this piece or if I will be selling it in my booth at this point so I just photographed it here so I could quick show you guys. Doesn’t look bad on the windows though huh? Here is a little quick rundown of how I made this magnetic message board…
I started with these pallet boards we had put together a while back that was just sitting in our basement. The pallet boards are attached together with two horizontal boards that the pallet wood is screwed into to secure it and keep it together.
I layed out everything out on the pallet wood like I wanted it. I bought the metal sheet from Home Depot & attached that to the pallet wood with a nail gun. I wanted a boarder so I laid out some scrap wood that I had as the boarder. & two hooks from Hobby Lobby completed the magnetic message center.
Using a triangle & a nail gun we attached the boarder around the metal sheet. Would you believe me if I told you all of this wood except for one little piece had to be trimmed? They were already all the perfect size. Like it was meant to be.
Lastly we attached the hooks to the boards. These hooks can be used to hang anything from bags, pencil holders, plants, coats, & anything to keep your house organized. I hung a mason jar from the hook to hold pens & pencils & worked out wonderful! I used some magnets that I found at Home Depot to attach some things to my magnet board. You could show off your kids art work, hang a calendar, keep your grocery lists, & even your weekly meal plan.
Seriously I had so much fun creating this little [big] command center. It’s fun to do something that I’m not used to doing & making something I normally wouldn’t make. What do you think of my DIY rustic magnet message board? Would you use something like this in your home? Where would you put it? Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram.
Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com says
Liz, this magnetic board is adorable! Love the scrap wood you used for the boarder. Such an inspiring project!
Kim Dykman says
Very nice and I think I would put it right in the entry way. Perfect place to leave notes and reminders…instead of the post it notes I hang on our door! You could even use it to keep your car keys so you can find them in the morning. I wish I would get some of the inspiration you have !
judith h. says
How cute is that?!?!? I think it looks terrifc on your windows. The wood you used combined with the chppy blue and light green painted wood and those perfect white hooks look so pretty. We can call rustic “pretty” can’t we? Does your mind have ideas running through it all of the time or do you just see stuff you have around and think of something creative you can use it for? Seriously…I want to know. I don’t know if my creative juices are suffering from a drought or if I’m just thinking too hard about MAKING something work. I’ve just been in a creative funk almost an entire year. I LOVE your message center!
Bless your heart, that “triangle” is called a carpenter’s square (because you use it to “square” up corners). I love this project and your blog. I so look forward to your posts. Marie
Wilmer Villagomez says