He needed somewhere to show off his photos, art projects, etc., and while the homasote bulletin board was fun, I thought tacks would be a pain. I bought this forEVER ago, just never put it up, so I can't remember exactly how much it was, but I think it was like 20 bucks or so. It's just plain sheet metal from Home-Depot. Take a magnet with you... not all sheet metal is magnetic. I put it up with industrial Velcro. (Guy at the store claimed it could hold a flat screen tv, so I went with it.) SO freaking easy. I can't even call this a DIY, because it's really just taping the thing to the wall. I thought about painting a frame edge around it, but thought it was just best left alone.
Love the way the turquoise looks with the grey/blue walls. And as you can see I ended up scoring a chevron rug from Rugs USA (75% OFF! They have killer sales on holidays, but act quick because the sales disappear before you know it.)
Needed some more magnets, and for some reason had some plain round magnet discs-- glued gunned those to the back of some Lego minifigures (I got permission to use the lame ones) to use for more magnets. Kind of fun, right?
More to come on the room as it get finished up-- almost there!