DIY Magnetic Message Board

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Your refrigerator is the perfect spot to post a note to remind you of something. In my home it’s one of the most opened door; which means papers/coupons, cards, notes can go flying off. My kitchen isn’t wide where the fridge sits and often times the “stuff” that is on the front of the fridge gets knocked off. My solution was to create a message board near enough where we could still see it, but out of the way from walking traffic. Remember, if I can, you can! Let’s get started…

Materials needed:

Sheet metal

Screws

Rubber grommets

Tools:

Screw driver or drill

Drill bits to pre-drill

Level

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I purchased a piece of sheet metal. I was prepared to cut the sheet metal to size using tin snips, however I got lucky that the area I decided to put the sheet metal is a size that the hardware store readily stocks.

I had several ideas for how I was going to hang the sheet metal. If I had to cut it using tin snips I knew the cut edge wouldn’t be smooth and I was going to “hide” it using molding to “frame” the sheet metal. That would have still looked nice, but I decided to use only screws and grommets. I like the clean/modern look of how it came out.

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I predrilled where I wanted the screws to go. Added the rubber grommet and screwed the screw in.

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There you have it! A message board that’s still accessible without clogging up the front of the refrigerator.

It was a quick and easy project that anyone with any skill level can do. If you are using tin snips; remember to wear gloves. And always protect your eyes!

I am on the go constantly! Often times I wish I could duplicate myself! I may not post weekly (I’m a bit more active on twitter and instagram as I can post pics while in between my crazy busy life…follow me!), but I do read your posts! I enjoy every one of them. I read your blogs every chance I get and get inspired daily from them. Your posts make me smile, think, energize me, and carry me when I am down. Just wanted you to know I appreciate you and the time you take to write!

Hope you had a wonderful Valentines. I got my guy this:

(Evan-the-dog adorably photo-bombing!)

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Who am I kidding…I probably will be on it more than him! Teehee 😉 He actually loves it! After 25 Valentines you have to get creative.

Be kind to yourself and to others! Have a beautiful day!

Peace and hugs, Koko 🙂

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87 thoughts on “DIY Magnetic Message Board

    • Now that I have the message board, I wondered how I lived so long without it! Hahaha…how many times would it take for me to say hmmm I need to fix this problem as I bent over to pick up something else that had fallen off! Thanks for commenting Helen. Hope your day is wonderful! 🙂

      • Yes, some successful teaching today and my daughter finally got to see my new office. Now, it’s my weekend. Have a good day yourself, Koko 🙂

    • Awesome! It does come in handy! I just have to make sure I sort through what I’ve pinned, otherwise it starts to look like a public message board! I hope you have a beautiful day! The sun is out for the second day in a row! I’m a happy girl. Hope the sun is shining for you! 🙂

  1. Great idea for the fridge!
    I think I just might copy this idea for the little workshop area in my garage as well.
    You come up with some of the coolest, most unusual, and out-of-the-box ideas!
    I’ll bet, as a child, you regularly colored outside the lines in your coloring books, and not by accident!
    Keep up the great work!

  2. What a good idea! Our fridge is so covered in magnets and paper that you can barely open it without a maelstrom of items falling off. Perhaps I should suggest some kitchen renovation?

  3. If we had any wood near our fridge, this would work for us. You should see all the stuff on the front of our refrigerator. When we open it sometimes pictures or frames fall off of it 🙂

    • I hear you! In a different place I lived I didn’t have wood around my fridge either. I attached the sheet metal using double sided tape or something like that. It really worked well. And no more falling notes and whatnot. 🙂

  4. I’ve been considering making a similar board with a cookie sheet and pretty fabric, but I really like the sleekness of the metal board without the fabric. Especially since it matches the fridge. Oh goodness, now I’m wondering which way to go. Thanks for making this DIY so efficient and simple, Koko. It looks like Evan is considering taking the board for a spin! XOXOX

    • Hahaha! Thanks for noticing Evan. He’s such a good pooch! We rescued him. Can you believe someone was taking him to the pound?! He was this scrawny three pound wiry thing! How creative to use a cookie sheet! I never thought of that. So smart. Well, I’m sure whichever way you go, it will be amazing! Do it. Thank you for being here. Have a great week. I’m going to go outside and do a “sunshine” dance! We need the sun! Hahahaha! Cheers Micki, Koko:)

    • Mine are grown, yet I still find it helpful for coupons or “call Doctor”, pick up laundry soap, also I post my workout schedule and water counter(I mark a corner of a paper so I know just how many glasses of water I’ve had), and just a general reminder. I’m a big note taker, so this is helpful for me. I appreciate your comment. Wasn’t it awesome having your kids around? I miss that. Take care Lorelei! 🙂

      • Sure sure! I’ll always be dropping by! I am planning for a DIY rubber stamp post in the first week of March. Just have to complete my materials though :))

        I’ll scan all your posts later at home!

      • Take your time. 🙂 Rubber stamps! Awesome. Projects do seem to need “stuff”. Even things around the house require a tool box full of stuff. Be well and have fun blogging! Koko:)

  5. Oh, you posted while I was away! What a great project, looks very good and is truly a practical solution. You are so gifted, dear Koko 🙂 I hope your weekend is going beautifully!

    • You always bring a smile to my face. Your comments warm my heart. My weekend is going very well. Hanging out at the studio with my kid. I hope you are having a lovely day. Be well Tiny. Ps. Did the osprey home get taken care of?

      • No, the osprey nest could not be taken care of now because the couple was already building the nest. Only next summer can it be done – and will be. It is still standing and I am keeping my fingers crossed it will not collapse during this nesting season. Sandy is already sitting on the egg(s) 🙂

  6. Great Idea! My grandson now wants one for his bedroom, thinks it’s cool..so kudos to you. Many thanx for stopping by my blog and the like cos now I have found yours. Have a lovely day 🙂

    • What’s fun about this too is not only is it a great message board but it is fun to play on too. Next to “Ron Stopable” The boy figurine is a toy truck that has magnetic wheels! I’m glad your grandson likes this. I hope he gets one! Teehee! Thank you for kindly commenting. Have a lovely day! Cheers, Koko 🙂

    • I just told “Evan the dog” you thought he was precious. Not sure, but I think he winked. Thank you for coming by. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Take care! 🙂

  7. i see that you favoured a comment!

    interesting thought, nice post about sticking notes, nonetheless, living on the street does poss a problem about fridges…

    hugs chris

    • Thanks Susan. It has been helpful. I know just where to find a coupon or note. Oh and he cats can’t reach anybody the papers! When I would put notes on the refrigerator the cats would take them and run off with them! 🙂

      • Gosh I just reread my message. You did excellent reading the bad typos! Hahaha. Don’t get me started on the dogs…I have one that loves toilet paper! Doors stay closed needless to say. Have a fabulous week ahead Susan! 🙂

    • The magnet message board has been helpful. No more messy fridge! Actually I almost didn’t mind, but the kitties loved running off with any papers they could reach! Evan is such a love! He came into our lives at just the right time! Lovely having you stop by. I hope you have a great week ahead! 🙂

    • My daughter used the quote in a college project. The magnetic board is such a handy piece. I like it in the kitchen and keeps the front of the fridge nice! Hahaha. Thank you for popping into my blog. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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