DIY Magnetic Board out of Canvas Art

by Claudya Martinez on April 6, 2014

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DIY Canvas Art Magnetic Board

Sponsored_Post_SignLast month I showed you how I made lace spray paint art on canvas using a super easy technique. I was really happy with the results, so much so that I wanted to do a little more with the project.

I recently moved my home office space into what used to be my daughters’ bedroom, they moved into a bigger room. One wall in my new office is painted a shade of Valspar Plink. I’m not gonna lie, I’m not crazy about the color. I mean it’s great for a little girls’ room, but maybe not so much for a grown woman’s office. The thing is that I’m not in the mood to repaint the wall at the moment, so I needed a way to make the Plink look a bit more grown up. Then I realized that the lace spray paint canvas art that I made last month using the Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid goes extremely well with the color Plink. Nice!

I wasn’t satisfied with just hanging my lace spray paint canvas on my office wall, though. I wanted it to be more useful, functional, and inspirational. So I turned it into a magnetic board. Perfect for a grown woman’s office. I love it and it was pretty dang easy to do.

To start off with I went to my local Lowe’s and bought a can of Rustoleum Magnetic Primer.
Rustoleum magnetic primerThank goodness I asked someone at the store to help me find it because he made sure to shake it up for me before I headed home. He shook this little can up for five minutes and I’m glad he did because it’s not something that I would have wanted to do on my own. I would have ended up with a sore arm, I’m sure.

Next thing I did was paint the back of my canvas art with four coats of the magnetic primer. The instructions on the primer said that three coats would be sufficient, but I did an extra coat because I was painting from behind a layer of canvas and because I would rather overdo it than underdo it.
Paint the back of a canvas with magnetic primerA couple of notes on the process here:

This primer stinks. If you can, paint outdoors so you don’t stink up your kitchen and piss off your hubby like I did. Also, this is NOT a water-based paint, so you can’t just wash your paint brush off to clean it. I kept my paintbrush in a plastic baggie to keep it moist between coats and when I was done, I disposed of the brush because it wasn’t worth the effort for me to clean it.

While I was at Lowe’s picking up the magnetic primer, I also picked up some ceramic disc magnets to use on my finished masterpiece.
Ceramic disc magnetsWhen my spray paint canvas art was finished being converted into a magnetic board, I hung it on the wall and it looks like this:

DIY Canvas Art Magnetic BoardNow, it’s functional art. You could do this with other pieces of canvas art like the Mona Lisa, I’m kidding. Maybe a yard sale or thrift store art canvas would work better for a project like this than something by Leonardo da Vinci.

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  • RogerBBurgess

    You could do this with other pieces of canvas art like the Mona Lisa, I’m kidding. Maybe a yard sale or thrift store art canvas would work better for a project like this than something by Leonardo da Vinci. http://qr.net/sEeD

  • http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/ lisleman

    I did not know there was magnetic paint out there. Do you think it would help keep outer space aliens from abducting me? I’m guessing it might mess-up radio reception on your walkie-talkie. I’m still thinking – I will say it’s a good bit of information to keep in the back of my mind.

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      I would not recommend using magnetic paint on the back of your brain, regardless on its effects on aliens of any kind (including the kind from outer space).

      • http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/ lisleman

        thanks for the warning

  • http://www.halfpastkissintime.com Mrs4444

    It looks great. Magnetic paint…interesting!

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