Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I really enjoyed making this magnetic calendar!
First, I picked up a piece of sheet metal from Lowes. I had it cut down to fit into a 16x20 frame I bought at Michaels.
With a dry erase marker I measured and drew lines to create the calendar outline. Then with a hammer and nail, I punctured the metal along the lines.
Then I painted two coats of Kilz primer and two coats of Behr paint that I used on my walls. I wanted mine to blend in to my kitchen, but you can use whatever you like. It is so important to use the primer or little rust dots will begin to show as your paint drys.While that was drying, I used stamps, the Behr paint, and black acrylic paint to make the weekdays and dates. I then attached adhesive magnets to the back.
I bought some gold and copper glittery letters from Michaels and painted them black for the lettering for each month, and attached magnets to each letter.
To decorate the calendar, I use scrapbook stickers. I use cupcakes for birthdays, and buy the holiday packets for the months that have big holidays. You can find them for just about anything you can think of. Just attach a magnet to the back of them and they work great! Here are some examples:
Check out the some of the party's I am apart of!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Here it is done! I love having it in my kithcen. It is an eye catcher and I love how the dark red color turned out.
I have a few more finds from my Great Grandmas stuff that I hope to refinish soon.