Hey Guys!! Fun project for you!!
I decided to use the space below my serving bar in my kitchen to make my magnet board.  I also decided to make it a piece that I can take off the wall in case I decide to move it around.  Here’s what I did:)
I was lucky enough to find a 2′ x 4′ piece of raw pressed tin in Canton a couple of weeks ago.  I bought it for $20.  You can buy this stuff online though.
I started by painting the tin with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Heirloom White spray paint.  I used about two coats to get a good even finish…
I purchased two 8′ pieces of 3″ pine from Lowe’s.
I cut my boards using my hand saw.  I cut my top and bottom pieces 4″ longer than the tin and my 3 middle pieces 2″ shorter than the tin… two boards were 52″ and three were 22″.  You do not need a power saw to cut this stuff.  It took me less than 5 minutes, the saw only costs $12 and it was a bit of an arm workout:)
Now to attach everything… I used my trusty Gorilla wood glue to attach the edges together.
And then used L-brackets to secure all my corners…
After you finished this part it will look like this…
I just used glue without the L brackets for my middle piece and let everything dry good.  I wasn’t too concerned about how pretty everything looked because I knew I would be distressing and adding glaze.
My next step was to paint the wood with the same paint and let it dry.
I then used my 3M block sander with 80 grit paper to distress my edges.
When I was finished it looked like this…
Then I took some Minwax Dark Walnut stain to all the raw edges just to make them stand out…
My next step was to attach the tin to the wood. I used small finishing nails and my pink hammer to put a nail every 6″ where the pattern repeated…
When I was finished it looked like this…
Can you guess my next step;)
Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze…. Just paint it on and wipe it off…
It looked like this when I got it all rubbed in…
Here’s a picture of the whole thing…
I knew I wanted to add a little something so I found this iron scrolly at Hobby Lobby for $3.
I attached it to the top using wood screws.
To cover up my ugly silver screws I cut the nails of two furniture nail heads and super glued them on top of the screws…
I was all finished at this point… I just added a D-ring to each side of the back.  I measured for the wholes in my wall and hung it up.  I LOVE it:)!!
I will be making some fun magnets for it and will share that in one of my next posts. What do you think??


As you can see… I finished my magnets!! To see a tutorial on these cuties just click HERE!
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  1. This turned out lovely! I adore the one that Kim from Twice Remembered has in her kitchen. A magnetic board has been on my to-do list for quite a while now. Hopefully I will get to it someday. 🙂


  2. this adds such great texture to an otherwise blank piece of wood! Love the idea and all of the distressing!

  3. I just wanted say hello…I am an anonymous follower but love all of your projects! I had to ask are you talking about Canton as in TX?

  4. That look SO stinkin cute! Aren't you just too clever. I don't know how you guys find the time for all these projects LOL!

  5. Love it! I think I need some tin in my life.. AND I finally went by Home Depot during lunch today and got some RL Smoke Glaze!! I totally looked at the hand saws and walked out without one, but I'll be back! 🙂


  6. this is absolutely gorgeous! and such a great idea! I collect magnets from all the places we travel and this would be perfect to dosplay them! all i need is a bigger house 🙁 but i will bookmark this is do it when my dream comes true 🙂 thanks for the great inspiration!

  7. Hey Emily!
    For this project I used my manual hand saw… It is a Stanley hand saw with really sharp teeth. It is $12 at Lowe's. It's great for small projects like this but if you are wanting a power saw I would go with a Dewalt… LOVE that brand:) Hope this helps!

  8. Love your blog. I'm totally inspired. Wondering what kind of saw you're using. I think I saw in one other post that it's a battery operated power saw. What brand do you use and do you like it? I want to add one to my Christmas wish list!