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A Simple Project...Rustic Message Board...

Thank you for all of your kind comments about 
my Fall House Tour! It was fun to participate!
A BIG thank you to Brenda of Cozy Little House for hosting it!

Recently, I found this rustic, chippy old metal sign when I was antiquing.  You can often find old metal signs, 
discarded traffic and others, for a reasonable price...

I love the graphic look of old signs and with 
the large blank, chippy area on this one, I knew 
it would be perfect for a message board!
I have lots of vintage bottlecaps from my days as a vendor at Junk Bonanza and decided to use some to make some magnets... 

If you want to make some, you need to use thick round magnets or build up the base.    I glued on (E-6000 works well) some old wood game markers and added self-stick thin magnets to those.  The magnetic part needs to be thick enough to extend beyond the cap a little, so it will adhere to the message board.

It also works well with post-it notes.   I have 
some sets of finished bottle cap magnets in
right now, for those of you who might want some.  

Also, if you are looking for custom color sets or bottlecaps without magnets for other projects, let me know and I'll see what I can do!

AND...coming up next post...we'll start the tour at
the Bachman's 2015 Fall Ideas House!
Until next time... 


  1. Wow this is awesome and I love the bottle caps for magnets. I look foward to the Bachman's tour.
    Have a great week Linda.

  2. It's almost Bachman's time :) :) :) I can't wait!

  3. How fun! I've used bottle caps, too, as magnets. Handy to keep on hand for wonderful projects such as this. :) Great job!

  4. Linda, I love old signs, and that's so perfect as a message board! Love the fun magnets, too :)

  5. I love your old bottle cap magnets, Linda.
    they work perfect on your old sign!

  6. What a fun idea, Linda! Love your bottle cap magnets.

  7. Your little magnets are sweet, Linda. And how fun would your vintage sign be as Halloween decor!

  8. How I wish now I had collected bottle caps back in the day! Great bottle cap magnets! BTW...I'm going to Bachman's Fall Ideas House this week for the first time ever!!!

  9. Those magnets are adorable, and the sign is perfect as a magnet board - pinning!

  10. I have so many old metal signs and not once did I think of turning one into a magnet board. You're so smart!


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