Our refrigerator here on Elizabeth is like a hundred years old. It’s rusty, it sweats, leaks weird green stuff when I turn it off, and produces copious amounts of black mould if I’m not around to wipe it up frequently. It’s not my fridge, though, so I can’t really complain. Nor am I really going to do anything about it.
But the thing is, the stuff I stick to the fridge is mine, and the rust and moisture on the fridge itself has made some of my steel magnets a little bit dirty and dull.
One afternoon when the Pie was out and I was bored, I decided to jazz up some of those old magnets.
I mean, they’re just magnets, right?
So first I took some CLR to them (actually the organic version of that ever-popular calcium/lime/rust remover).
I scrubbed off what I could, then carefully dried them.
Then I picked up some of my craft paints. I went with red and black to match the red walls, black counter, and red and black floors of my kitchen, and then a sort of white-gold metallic to touch up the rest. They’re nothing too spectacular, but they’ll do for now.