Thursday, September 8, 2011

Magnetic Board Updates

Every kid should have a bulletin board to keep all those cherished memories.  You know the ones - the photos with friends, the movie ticket stubs, special notes, pictures from magazines, invitations, etc.  I will admit, I had many a picture from the latest issue of Teen Beat hanging in my room. 


When we were working on the desks for the kids rooms, I knew that we needed to give them each a bulletin board.  I love some of the cork board updates I have seen, HOWEVER I didn't feel that my 4 and 6 year old needed to have push pins in their room.  I had visions of ME stepping on them amongst the other toys and "stuff" on the floor.  A magnet board was the perfect solution.  We picked up a couple of simple boards at Ikea.  Perfect for the kids rooms.

Of course, plain does not cut it with kids.  This project we were able to get the kids involved.  I picked up some pink and green polka dot decals at The Dollar Tree for my daughters project and we simply used green painters tape for my sons board.  They helped put them on which helped them both take ownership of their projects.


Both projects were completed in under 30 minutes and gave the rooms immediate impact!

Have you used a simple item like tape to add immediate impact to an otherwise plain object?


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8 comments:

  1. I have been having the same visions of stepping on push pins in my 4 year old's room too! A magnetic board is my next project for my daughter's room. Thanks for the inspiration! Found you at "Hookin up with HOH"!

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  2. Very cute! I love magnet boards!!

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    Jamie
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  3. Love both of them! It's amazing what can be accomplished with painters tape. Come check me out when you get a chance-www.alivedinhome.blogspot.com

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  4. Aw. Your magnet boards are great and I think it was a SUPER idea avoiding push pins. Thank you so much for sharing your post at Savvy HomeMade Monday and I hope you will stop by and party again!

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  5. I am loving the chalkboard plack! So many places it could go in my house! M. kids wall decals

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  6. WOW So colorful! What a great idea, thanks for sharing the tutorial and the inspirations, your photographs are stunning!

    blue magnetic push pins

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  7. Wow, new and useful to decor it within the home. New updates. Thanks a lot for the share.

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