Pink lace DIY magnetic board

DIY magnetic board made with sheet metal and pink lace {Heather's Handmade Life}

I needed a place in my home office to organize scribbled notes and lists, but none of the store-bought options appealed to me.

I didn’t want a bulletin board — tried it, now use it elsewhere for the kids’ school stuff. I didn’t want a white dry-erase board — they tend to look messy and ugly because the marker never fully wipes away. I also refused to buy one of the magnetic memo boards from the office supply store — they were stark, bland and overpriced.

Naturally, I decided to make my own. I asked my handy husband to pick up a thin piece of sheet metal during one of his runs to the home improvement store. The sheet metal was pricer than I’d imagined (about $45 for a 36×24 inch piece) but it was certainly large — only a couple of dollars for the 1×2 boards to frame it.

DIY magnetic board made with sheet metal and pink lace {Heather's Handmade Life}

Now, I’d probably have just sandwiched the metal between two wooden frames, but my handy husband had the brilliant idea to use our table saw to cut a groove down one side of each piece so the grooves could hold the sheet metal in place …

DIY magnetic board made with sheet metal and pink lace {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY magnetic board made with sheet metal and pink lace {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY magnetic board made with sheet metal and pink lace {Heather's Handmade Life}

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