Chic Magnetic Board Makeover

Chic Magnetic Board Makeover

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 25th 2016

Organize a dorm room or office with a magnetic bulletin board in a chic print.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • ruler
    • screwdriver
    • Contac® paper
    • 1" foam brush
    • craft knife
    • old credit card
    • magnetic board



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Remove all additional embellishments or debris from the board. (This one had some paper tape that once formed a calendar.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Remove the magnetic portion of the board from the wooden frame. (Take note if there were any special tricks to popping the board out; this will help when putting it back in later.)
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Apply the patterned Contac Paper to the magnetic surface. Remove any bubbles or wrinkles with an old credit card. Trim to fit surface.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. On the wooden frame, sand off the previous color (or at least make it smooth) to prepare for new layer of paint.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Using a foam brush to paint the frame in Inheritance. Let dry. Once dry, lightly sand to desired level of distressing.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. If this will be in a high-traffic area, apply Ultra-Matte Varnish for added durability. Let dry. Re-assemble.