Thursday, August 12, 2010

Baby Girl Magnet Board...

You may remember a few weeks ago I found a fabulous deal at Hobby Lobby. It was a metal plaque on the 90% off clearance aisle that I repainted, sanded, glazed and used as a "frame" for a wreath I had bought on clearance at Target. You can see the finished project here.

I loved that project so much that I went back to HL that same day and bought the rest of the plaques (three in all) that they had on clearance for future projects. How could one pass up a sale like this?

This past week one of my daughters has been visiting and we used one of these metal plaques to make a magnetic board for one of her friends who is having a baby girl later this month. This particular friend has furnished her baby's bedroom in a shabby chic motif, so we decided to follow that lead and refinish the plaque with that in mind. This is what the 15 1/2" square metal plaque looked like originally...

We took the plaque and spray painted the living daylights out of it with a coat of primer and two coats of Rust-oleum Americana Accents in "Sweet Pea" (pink).

Then we used a technique that was used over at "The Adventures of the Overloaded Mommy" in regard to adding a piece of scrapbook paper to the middle of the plaque. We chose a pink and white damask paper that would fit in well with the shabby chic look. My daughter Mod Podged the paper onto the plaque...

Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze was painted on and dabbed off to add a little character to the piece,

and it began to take on this shabby chic look...

We bought some "crystal faceted round stones" at Hobby Lobby and mounted those on craft magnets...

and added a darling little diamond studded princess "sticker" for a little glam and glitter...

An adorable photo of one of my granddaughters was included to show off the piece to all of you! This project was so easy to make and we think it's adorable. It easily cost under $10 to repurpose, but we think it would sell at a boutique for a good deal more!



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18 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

This turned out so cute!! I'm sure your daughter friend will love it!

Linda said...

What an adorable project, and such special gift!

Tolentreasures said...

What a creative way to re-use that and what a great deal!

Cathy

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Very nicely done! I like the attention to detail, even putting in the lettering "Princess". I'm sure that your daughter's friend will love this gift.

Melissa said...

It is very, very pretty. And you are right, it would probably sell for thirty in some places!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That is adorable!! Those plaques were a steal!!

Whimsical Creations said...

That turned out fantastic!!

Holly said...

Darling! I love all of your ideas :) We just had a Hobby Lobby open somewhat near us...can't wait to be in there more!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

We live in a world of amazingly creative bloggers. Beautiful job.

Jen

Angie said...

This is super cute! I'm wishing I was the lucky recipient! =) If I can find a similar metal plaque I think I'll create one of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

Suesan said...

So Froufy Cute. I love it.

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Mia said...

That turned out fantastic! So cute.

Andi said...

Man what a stinkin cute baby picture!! I love my baby girl :)

Jennifer said...

I'm in love!!!! Turned out beautiful!!!

Anna said...

Now that is just so super cute..you are such a clever little cookie..love it! x

Julie said...

This a adorable...wow...always such great ideas you have! They always add up to BEAUTIFUL too!!!

christi @ grey umbrella said...

this is gorgeous. thank for sharing the tutorial.

Jen @ Life with Jen and Ronnie said...

This is so adorable! Love it!