Today's post is related, though. I promise. Here's how: now that we have a stainless steel model, I no longer have any magnetic surface to use. For years I've kept a magnetic shopping list as well as a container for pens on the front of the fridge. Not to mention random magnets holding up coupons, etc. I know it's not a very sleek look, but it worked. Now I have no shortage of sleekness, but where in the world am I going to keep those things I use daily??
What I do have is a pantry door that has a panel on the inside that was going to waste. I'd read about people making their own magnet boards, so I thought I'd give it a try. I did some research and found that galvanized metal is magnetic. So off I go to the hardware store with a magnet in my purse to test it out. I went to one of the big box stores, where the employees don't always have the level of knowledge that helps ignorant customers like me. I got plenty of blank looks, and was sent all over the store, finally being led to a spot where thin sheets of metal were located. I pulled out my handy dandy magnet, and it worked! I found a piece that was the perfect width, and long enough to hold my list and pen caddy. Here it is: