Sunday, March 28, 2010

Yep, magnets too

I told you, if it stands still, it gets painted.

When we first moved into this house, we put gray countertops in and added tin to the cabinets doors to alter their look. I also painted a faux tile backsplash in shades of gray. To help pull thing together I made these refrigerator magnets.

I bought a package of wood disks and a package of magnets from the craft store. I used hot glue to attach the magnets to the backs of the wood disks and then I painted the fronts to coordinate with the kitchen. I used the same paint from the tile backsplash. I had some stamps that I used to embellish the tile so I used the same ones for the magnets.

Here's what they used to look like.

For the makeover, I used some leftover wall paint and the same stamps.

Paint the base color first. Then put a few drops of paint on a paper plate and smooth it out with a brayer. (It’s like a rolling pin for paint) Then push your stamp into the paint and onto the magnet.

This re-do project took me about 15 minutes. It’s just one more detail to help me pull everything together.

What do you use to accent your rooms?
I'm working on pillows next...


blueviolet said...

You are the coolest!!!!

Teaching Heart Mom said...

Did you get that cishy blue floor yet??? LOL!!

Seriously.. Great idea. I love this.

You really know how to tease us about the finished product!

Beth said...

You rock Rebecca! Your eye for details is amazing and it will show in your beautiful redo! (See, I figured out how to leave a comment!)

Intense Guy said...

They were pretty to start with - but you made them pop! So eye-catching now!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Look at you go girl!

I'm a pillow and window treatment girl. My mom has put up different pieces on my wall. She's my interior designer ... lol