Confession: I have ugly pans.
Burnt, stained, tarnished, ugly pans.
But we're just starting out creating our family and our home, so that's totally okay. Unfortunately, when the finish starts to come off on your food, it's time to get new ones, no matter what stage of life you're in. No bueno.
What to do with the old pans, though?
I saw an idea on Pinterest but their pan was shiny and new-looking. Mine was...well, ugly. There's really no nice way to say it. So how could I take this basic idea and make it even better, so that my not-so-shiny and new-looking pan would still work?
I do love paint...
So today's tutorial is how to upcycle a cookie sheet into a magnetic message holder. If you don't need to cover up an ugly cookie sheet, go check out this pin (and while you're there, follow me on Pinterest!), but if you want to find a new use for an ugly old pan, check out my tutorial.
First, get your materials:
-Spray paint (for a primer)
-Colored paint (not pictured)
-Painter's tape (not pictured)
Next, measure out the inside of the pan so you can properly cut the contact paper. You'll want to note if your corners are square or rounded, because you'll need to cut the contact paper to fit the corners. Carefully smooth on the contact paper so you don't have any bubbles or wrinkles.
Here's the breakdown:
Pan = already had it
Paper = $0.50 ($0.25/page x 2 pages to cover my pan)
Spray adhesive = $5.99 (but will be used on a million other projects)
Paints = already had them
Contact paper = already had it
Magnets = already had them
Total cost of a "new" kitchen magnet board: $6.49
Success! So if you have an old ugly pan or two and a need for more magnetic space in your kitchen, or anywhere in your house really (think: kids room, near the door, office, etc.), go ahead and give this a try! Let me know how it goes, and feel free to leave some love and feedback on this post!