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Thursday, August 19, 2010

This Sticks! Magnetic Boards

Okay, I'm sure you're sick of the posts on my son's room....but I use other blogs as inspiration for ideas and rely on their 'How-To's', so I want to return the favor when people ask me about things I've done.

I love this gallery wall in his room:


1) The animal prints make us laugh and bring a lot of personality and youthfulness into the room.
2) The wall can't be seen from outside the room, so he has the freedom to decorate and add to it over time.

Some of you emailed me about the strips across the bottom. Well, those are another cheapie thing meant for one purpose, but used for one entirely different in this room. They are actually Ikea's magnetic knife racks.

They are each 21" long, and contain the strongest magnets in the world! (Not really, but you can imagine how strong they are if they're designed to hold knives!!!!)

Since they are only $8, I picked up two...along with the lidded containers for $5.

The knife racks only weigh a few ounces, so we're not talking hard-core installation. You simply attach the base to your wall with two small screws, then pop the magnetic cover over it.

magnet strips

He's already been rearranging items, and adding new's a great way for him to personalize his room with things he loves without adding more holes to the wall....and since it's just magnets, no damage is done when he decides to replace this week's obsession with next week's.

And I don't know about you, but I'd much rather use the racks for shark postcards than actual knives?!? Doesn't that just seem like it's asking for trouble?!?


  1. That is such a fantastic idea! I love using things for purposes other than what they were made for:)

  2. LOVE THIS! I could totally see this in my craft nook!

    Great wall art too!

    Kara @ Mine for the Making

    visiting via CSI project

  3. It's so great for kids to have a personal wall to decorate just on their own! My son has a cork board filled with random pictures...I think these would be a great addition!

  4. Knife racks?? Genius. What a cool gallery for him! Thanks for partying with us~we'd love you to put a link to the party. Thanks!

  5. What font did you use for the eye chart picture?


Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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