I love going to the dollar store and looking for inspiration, and I love checking out other bloggers' posts when they use dollar store supplies for projects. When I was working on my gallery wall for my craft room, I didn't want just frames on the wall. I love gallery walls that have interesting little pieces of art or repurposed items that make the gallery wall unique. So I decided to use a dollar store tray to create a magnetic memo board for my wall.
I first primed the tray with Rustoleum's metal primer. I used the primer on my craft room lamps, and it works really well.
Then I sprayed the tray with Krylon's Ballet Pink in the gloss finish.
At this point, the tray was complete. But a tray isn't a magnetic memo board without magnets to attach memos with. So I bought some magnets from the craft store and gathered a few vintage earrings from my stash I inherited from my grandmother.
I used pliers to take the backs off the earrings.
I attached the magnets to the back of the earrings with hot glue. Then all I had to do was attach the memo board to the wall. I used Command Adhesive Strips. (I have plaster walls and trying to hang something with a nail is a bit of a nightmare.) I decided to hang a photo on the memo board for now.
I love that I can easily change the photo later because of the magnets.
It would be fun to hang little mementoes on the board as well.
I love that the oval shape breaks up the otherwise square gallery wall. Plus, it only cost a few dollars to make.
If you haven't checked out the reveal of my craft room makeover, you can find it here. There will be more tutorials to come!