I fell in love with this red feed sack message board from Wisteria ($69).
I actually hadn't even heard of Wisteria until recently! They have some really super cute things!!
Here's how I made mine, for about $7!
Home Depot carries these great sheets of galvanized metal ($4).
I wanted to make it a little thicker, so I mounted it onto a foam board with hot glue. I found the foam board at the dollar store - 2 for $2.
I cut the foam with scissors. An x-acto knife would probably work best, but I've seemed to have misplaced mine! The foam board I bought actually came with grid lines so it made it easy to cut it evenly.
I used my thread pull technique to make sure the burlap was cut perfectly square.
I used the second foam board as my guide and laid the painters tape making sure they lined up with the grid lines. They were not perfectly spaced, the main thing is to just get them totally straight. The grid lines helped tremendously!!
I used a dry stencil brush and stenciled on some red acrylic paint. I'm impatient so I pulled the tape off before it was totally dry. I was super careful, but I probably should have waited until it was dry. It could have been a disaster!
I love the way it turned out!! Here are a couple more pics!
I'm a big fan of the rustic look with the clean silver magnets!