Sometimes it takes just a bit of reinventing to turn a not-so-fab thrift store find into something truly amazing.
Take these tin tiles:
I really liked their raised pattern and the fact that they were metal, but I wasn’t feeling their color scheme at all. Since they were only $1 each, I decided to buy them and give them a makeover.
A light coat of bronze metallic paint took care of the blah colors, and further accentuated the raised design.
Then, to make the most of the metal surface, I created a set of magnets to go with them. (They’re just little kid trinkets that I found lying around the house and super-glued onto a set of magnets).
Now, I have a set of magnet boards for my daughter’s room that are truly one-of-a-kind, and it only cost me a few bucks.