Spray Paint ALL The Things!
OK, so maybe I did this project back in August, and maybe I completely forgot to blog about it, and maybe I even left the hooks in the garage for several months to "dry" because I forgot about those, too… But better late than never, right? (Speaking of better late than never… Is it seriously almost two weeks into 2012?? I had to make a background for my phone that says "Welcome to 2012" because I can hardly believe it.)
I got these magnetic hooks at the dollar spot at Target, because my current method of shoving my potholders onto a stack of magnets just isn't a great long-term solution.
And then I spray-painted them red with Krylon's plastic spray-paint (I got that kind because I'm sure I'll use it in the future, and I don't want to limit myself to non-plastic stuff.) I could have certainly left them black and white, since I do have both colors in my kitchen, but I think one of the most important things about design is the details—plus, you can never have too much red in a kitchen!
(Here is where you ignore the fact that the grass—strike that, weeds—looks very green and the pictures are very bright and sunny.)
I very much should have used a primer, because even after three coats of red, I could still see that the previously black ones were darker! D'oh. Oh well, they're still nicer than my previous solution… Just the right addition of color to my covered-with-random-crap fridge!
(In the back there, you can still see the stack of star shaped magnets—still in a plastic bag—that I used to hang all the hot pads on)
(And here you can see that the spray paint has chipped a bit, because Monkey likes to play with magnets, and this one was in his reach… Also, you can see the stupid grease spots that have been on my fridge since we moved in. I've scrubbed and scrubbed, and nothing helps! Grr.)
Speaking of spray painting everything, I bought a knife block for a dollar at ReStore the other day, and I'm going to spray paint it red this weekend! I'm pretty excited… I've been wanting to spray paint our knife block, but Husband is scared, so I haven't. But, I figure I'm only out a dollar if this doesn't work well, and if it does work, then I can just donate our old one!