How to Create an Enamelware Magnet Board with a Chippy Easel

This beautiful chippy easel is only the beginning of this easy DIY project.

chippy easel

I began with a broken trellis that was the core of  the chippy ladder project as well as the framing on several other magnet and bulletin boards I created when I had a shop. 

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enamel board with photos

The easel was an easy build, 3 pieces of chippy wood, my new nail gun and I was finished.

I used a vinegar and steel wool solution to give the chippy wood an aged look even on the newly cut edges.

chippy easel

Vintage enamelware storage box lids make perfect magnetic surfaces for the DIY Scrabble magnets.

The key hole escutcheons come from D Lawless Hardware.

The metal lids sit easily into the channel in the chippy easel. 

Enamelware box lid

This was such an easy and adorable project, I made several for my shop.


two chippy easels

The magnets hold photos, notes, and messages.

two enamelware magnet boards with photos


enamelboard with photos and overlay

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .