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Galvanized Metal Magnetic Windows | Pretty Handy Girl

I was really inspired by Laura Putnam’s new book: DIY Rustic Modern Metal Crafts. I love the look of aged galvanized metal and knew that our home needed more of it. Today I’ll share with you a tutorial to create your own Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame, inspired by Laura’s Vintage Window Memo Board. But, you’ll definitely want to get a copy of Laura’s book to learn how to make 34 more storage and decor items using galvanized metal!

Materials:
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Galvanized Metal Magnetic Windows | Pretty Handy Girl

Optional: Silicone Caulk (for more secure metal)

Instructions:

Ready to make your own Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame? If you have newer galvanized metal, you can easily add an aged patina to metal following this tutorial. Prepare ahead of time, because it might take up to 8 hours to get the look you want. The sheet you see below was left overnight in the solution to get a nice white patina.

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Remove the glass panes from your old window.

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Measure the size of each pane.

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Transfer your measurements onto the galvanized metal sheet.

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Cut out the squares with tin snips. Be sure to wear gloves as the metal will be sharp.

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Hold the staple gun at an angle and staple into the edges of the window frame around the sheet of metal.

Galvanized Metal Magnetic Windows | Pretty Handy Girl

Use the flat head screwdriver to gently bend the staples flush against the metal.

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If you want a more secure hold, you can run a bead of silicone caulk around the edges of your metal pane.

Galvanized Metal Magnetic Windows | Pretty Handy Girl

Use magnets to secure cards or notes to your new Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame.

Galvanized Metal Magnetic Windows | Pretty Handy Girl

Make your own glass bead magnets by following this tutorial. It’s a great activity to do with the children while they are out of school!

Galvanized Metal Magnetic Windows | Pretty Handy Girl

I am loving the galvanized metal look of my Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame. Stay tuned for another tutorial using galvanized metal this week!

Galvanized Metal Magnetic Windows | Pretty Handy Girl

Hope you are having a Happy (and healthy) Holiday!

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  1. […] You may have seen a sneak peek of our living room earlier this week when I shared how to make these fun rustic metal magnetic window frames. […]

  2. […] when I told you I’ve been on a galvanized metal kick? Yes, you may have noticed my Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame on Monday. When I put the windows over our fireplace mantel, I knew there was something missing. I […]

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