Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Magnetic Garden

This is what I do with vintage garden tools without handles?  Turn them into cool magnetic boards.






First of all, I had to make sure this piece was magnetic.  It was.




Then I roughed up the surface of these magnets.



I white washed the metal with white gesso, and painted the magnets blue.  When I white washed the magnets, I noticed that they looked like tiny pieces of slate.  COOL.  I used my vintage stamps to spell "le jardin" (The Garden).













I attached blue string for hanging.


Love it, love it, love it.

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51 comments:

  1. Rosemary, you are such a creative woman! I bet your brain never slows down. Love this!

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  2. Cute and creative, Rosemary! It's so fun to reuse old tools for new, {but old-looking} purposes!

    I hope you'll come share this tonight at the Knick of Time Tuesday party!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  3. Cute, cute, cute! So creative and another use for broken garden tools!

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  4. Love this, Rosemary! I could definitely see this hanging in a garden!

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  5. I love it, love it, love it, too! What a great idea! Will this possibly show up on Etsy???

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  6. Girl! Do you ever run out of creativity?!LOL!! This is adorable!! Would be very cute in my courtyard...hint, hint!

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  7. What a great piece you created. That would be such a wonderful gift for a gardener too.

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  8. Thanks for sharing how to transform those ho-hum magnets into Scrabble-esque pieces (which would probably be hard to find and expensive). You have the BEST ideas!

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  9. Super great idea, unique and gorgeous, I love it:-) Hugs, Biljana

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  10. I could see this by the back door or on the side of a garden shed, what a fun way to say welcome to the garden. You have done it again. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  11. Looks great!! Anything magnetic becomes a memo/photo holder at my house too :) Love that white washed look! Laurel

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  12. How creative Rosemary! Love the magnets!!

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  13. Sheesh Rosemary, how do you come up with all these things!!! Love it!

    I ordered some gorgeous push pins off Etsy for my Villabarnes cork board yesterday:)

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  14. love this idea I love to flea market and will keep my eye out for items like this come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogsot.com

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  15. Lovely and soinnovative :O)
    Big HUG
    Agneta

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  16. This is a fabulous idea and I just bought an old pink rusty dust pan. I can do this project with that.

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  17. Picking my jaw up off the ground -- amazing!

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  18. Amazing my sweet Rosemarry...I just can't get over at how talented and creative you are! I can't really do the things you do, I can embroider, cook and eat, lol! Thanks for your lovely visit. Happy Valentine's and how I wish I could have you for tea too, my friend! You never know in life.
    FABBY

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  19. Rosemary,
    girl, you are the cleverest! (is that a word)? Well, even if it's not, you are! That opens so many possibities! It's adorable!
    Rebecca

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  20. This is fabulous! So creative... I love it. I'm going to be on the lookout for an old garden tool now.

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  21. What a fabulous idea! I'm going out and taking all my husband's tools. lol

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  22. I Love it, Love it too! You are just too creative Rosemary! One of these days I am going to have to take the time and create something with your tutorials on white washing and painting with gesso. I just Love the Look of your work!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  23. Sweet idea! You could make a bunch of letters and make it a "sale" sign outside a shop! xo wendy

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  24. This is so creative! Now I know what to do with all of my old, rusty garden tools that's been left thrown about outside...actually, let me go collect them now before I forget. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Such a great idea! And I love the chair you redid recently! Somehow you fell off my blog roll....don't know what happened!
    Lorraine

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  26. What a great idea. I love primitive old garden tools. In fact, I never met one I didn't like.

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  27. Very creative idea. Thanks so much for becoming a follower of L'Heure Bleue At Home. I appreciate it and am following you back!

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  28. Rosemary, Your always so Clever & Creative....

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  29. What a brilliant idea! I love it!! I need to have a look around at our old tools to see if I can blatantly copy you!!

    I am so enjoying browsing through your blog - how gorgeous!! I've signed up to follow you!

    Sarahx

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  30. What a creative idea, I love the piece you used. It looks wonderful.
    I have one similar and the handle is hollow, there is always rosemary or something cut and tucked in. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

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  31. I love, love, love the magnet board out of old tools!! Now I will be watching at garage sales!
    Nancy

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  32. What a great idea. Love it!
    Mary Alice

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  33. I tried your old world treatment on a small statue I have, lol, absolutely pitiful I tell ya!!!!
    You have such a knack!
    Love love love your blog
    Suzan

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  34. You are so clever! I love this! It is funny because my business partner just brought three shovel heads home from the salvage yard yesterday and we were trying to think of a way to reuse them. This is perfect-I am sending her your post.

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  35. Dang girl! If I gave you a piece of poop you'd probably be able to change it into something I'd LOVE to have! Lol! Yes I'm pulling your leg....but not too hard *winks* Love this idea! Vanna

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  36. That is really cool!
    You should join me for Handmade52
    http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/

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  37. What a great creative idea! I love the magnets.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  38. You are so talented. i am one of your Linky followers and Fb too. Don't want to miss anything you do. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  39. I love this Rosemary!! SO charming- you always have such fantastic ideas!! Thanks for linking it up!

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  40. Rosemary-I love your garden magnet board! that is so clever! Thanks so much for sharing @ catch as catch can!
    gail

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  41. You are so very clever! I would never have thought of doing this! Thank you for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  42. Thanks again for linking up Rosemary- sharing this at tonights party :)

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  43. I never would have thought about using gesso. What an awesome idea! Thanks for a great post. I'm going to go dig through the barn now! I've got lots of cast away tools out there! xoxo Lorelei

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