Repurposed Message Boards

A big project on my "to do" list is to convert an old entertainment armoire into a kids organizational center...for their coats, hats, gloves, bags, papers, etc.   The center is currently in my garage, awaiting some attention from my hubby...a new piece of trim, some bead board and a coat of primer.  Then, she's all mine.  

She's going right inside our front door so the kids don't have far to go.  I had these square metal signs hanging there and decided I liked them enough to repurpose them.  I bought these a while ago at Christmas Tree Shop for $2 each.  They were originally brown with a quote painted on them.  I painted them white and sanded them and that's how they've been hanging until recently.  I thought they would make good magnetic message boards to hang beside the new kids center.  

All I did was mod podge scrapbook paper on the inside square and add a magnet...I love them.  One for each of my kiddos!

I had these magnets I bought at Target a long time ago...they work perfectly!

I had one square left over, so I used  it on the wall leading into my kitchen...right now it has a favorite quote of mine on it!

Can't wait to finish the kids center and share it with you. 


Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Great repurpose! Love the quote too!!

Lisa Fliehman said...

Love the quote!! And I just saw something similar for magnetic boards. Now I need one!!

Full Circle Creations said...

Love it! What a great idea!


momto8 said...

$2,,wow! what a find that turned out to be!

Unknown said...

Thank you! I think my hubby will be working on the kids closet this weekend...yes! :-)

Unknown said...

I JUST returned from Christmas Tree Shop. I SO wish I'd been on the lookout for metal signs I could repurpose. I love love love these and they'd be perfect in my craft room re-do.

Please link this up (and anything else you want to share!) at my 2nd link party??

Unknown said...

What a terrific project.

Thank you so much for taking the time to join our Pin'Inspiration party this week. I'm hoping that you'll pop by tomorrow and share at my "Beat The Winter Blues" party. :-)

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Simply Tasheena said...

Cute idea!

~Mrs. Delightful

Unknown said...

That is SUCH a great idea...I love how you have one for each child. They look fantastic, and I do love that kitchen quote too! Thanks for linking at Shine on Fridays!

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