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Magnetic Makeup Board

I am not big on makeup or fashion, but my little sister has a ton of makeup and not a lot of space.  She saw this tutorial from Laura Thoughts for a magnetic makeup board and asked if I would make her one.  What do you think?

This is how she used to look.  Got her for just five bucks at the thrift store!  Big improvement right?!

I was tempted to keep her as a photo prop (my husband tried to stop me from posting this dorky awesome photo… maybe I should listen… meh…)  CHEESE!

I’ve never used spray paint… ever… crazy right?!  I did one coat of Zinsser primer and a few coats of Krylon gloss gray spray paint that I bought at Wal-Mart for a couple dollars.  Since the frame has lots of cool carving detail on it, I thought it might be neat to try glazing it.  I just used the Martha Stuart faux finishing glaze and tinted it with a sample of black paint.  I recommend checking out these videos here to learn more about glazing.

The piece of metal that I bought was too big, so I had my husband to use his man hands to cut it to the right size with some tin snips.  It actually cut pretty easily.

For the full tutorial on how to put everything together, go check out Laura Thoughts.  The only thing I did differently was use a kiddie cup from a restaurant instead of a medicine bottle.  I also mod podged some fabric to the outside of the cup since the paint job I did on it was pretty bad.

Hope my sister likes it!

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Tuesday 19th of March 2013

If your sister doesn't like it- grab it back quick and send it to me! Very cute! Nice idea and the photo of you in the frame is precious too!

Happy Easter (pretty soon)

Thanks for sharing this project with the rest of the world!Smiles,Suz in NW Illinois

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Tuesday 19th of March 2013

This is AMAZING! She's gonna love it. And I'm glad you posted the cheesy picture frame shot. Way too cute!

Shannon Quinn @ Rock Paper Scissors Create

Monday 18th of March 2013

Found you through Made by you Monday blog hop:) I LOVE this idea! I could really use something like this and really may have to try it out for myself, haha! It looks great!Feel free to follow back @

Laura Wiebe

Saturday 16th of March 2013

It turned out great! I love it and I can't believe that awesome frame was only 5 bucks!

Leslie Germain

Friday 15th of March 2013

Hi Jessica. I LOVE this. May need to create one for me! Thank you so much for sharing. Newest follower via GFC and google+. I love connecting with other crafty people. Would love for you to stop

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