I covered my canvas with the Kelani exclusive colourway for 'Letterhead' white on hessian, but there are three other exclusive colourways here in Shannon's latest funky design. See below image for how to make the canvas with this useful magnetic feature.
Once you have decided on the size of your canvas, take the inside dimensions or the actual canvas to a steel supplier and request a thin sheet (approx 0.8mm) of galvanised metal to fit inside the frame. I went to a local steel supplier who had a large offcut, enough to make about 10 of these and who only charged me $10 as it was buckled in some areas which I was able to work around and this also gave me extra to make more as presents. I was lucky and had a friend who was able to cut the metal to size for me, but the steel supplier should do it at a small cost.
Sourcing and going out and buying the metal is the hardest part. The next step was simple, I just spray glued both the metal and the inside of the canvas, inserted the metal sheet and placed some heavy books to help the metal to adhere to the canvas surface. Heh presto I have myself a new funky noticeboard!
I was so thrilled with my new noticeboard (thanks Real Living!) that I made another straight away in Amy Butler's 'Fresh Start - Moss' from her latest home decorating 'August Fields' collection.
What I love about this Real Living DIY project is it has a dual function of being both wall art and a noticeboard in one! I must say I have been loving Real Living mag with its fantastic 'make it' ideas and look forward to more as easy and effective as this one.