This week I will be sharing a DIY project that I did with an old magnet marker board. The board itself would stain whenever you would use a dry erase marker, so I decided that it wasn't going to be a markerboard any longer. Here's how I cleaned up this board and transformed it into a command station magnet board. Follow along and get inspired.
What stuff do you need to make this command station magnet board?
1 markerboard that is also a metal board that can hold magnets well.
2 rolls of magnet strips ½ inch think with tape attached to the other side.
1 roll of Bling on a Roll
1 Command hook small for calendar
1 flip monthly calendar with a metal hook at the top
1 envelope and paper holder
Grocery checklist pad with a magnet on the back
1 sticky pad holder
To do list pad with a magnet on the back
How to make the command station magnet board?
First, clean the metal board. When my daughter was young, she used a Sharpee marker on it and it was not coming off. The metal board was supposed to be a marker board also but it never erased cleanly so we just used it as a magnet board. It was such a mess as you can see below.
To clean the metal I used Goof Off. With a little Goof Off and a disposable rag and some elbow grease, I was able to remove all the permanent markings she did when she was little. Yay! I then washed it with soap and water and dried it completely.
I then added the magnet strips on the board to flatten them and left them overnight. Below are products I found on Amazon (affiliate). Note: The Master Magnetics Roll-N-Cut is similar to the one I used.
The next day, I added the Bling on a Roll strip and cut each end. This is how it looked. I found various ones on Amazon(affiliate). The one I found was at a craft store that is closing.
I added the Command hook to the top of the magnet board so I can add my calendar to the area. Then I added them to divide the magnet board into sections. The calendar is a metal hook one I found at the nearby Staples that has a monthly format, so I can easily remove it and write on it and return it back to its home.
I then added a place to hold my envelopes. Incoming bills and bills to mail - this unit is great to hold them all. I also had an area for sticky notes, which was attached to this unit. Unfortunately, this item was purchased awhile ago and is no longer available. Below are items you can use in place of this one. I found these items on Amazon.com (affiliate).
I then added magnet-backed notepads. They were one dollar each and can be found at dollar stores and online on Amazon (affiliate).
I added the two checklists pads to the left side of the magnet board. One for a to-do list pad and the other for shopping list pad.
And, there you have it! My finished DIY command station magnet board. I love it and it looks great! What do you think? Would you make this? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.