The ultimate plan was to put them on the fridge for Norah to play with when she was a little older. However, we sold the house and the fridge at the new house is stainless steel.... Which equates to messy fingerprints all over it no matter what you do... Ok if you don't want to hear my rant please skip forward to the next paragraph... I always said I didn't want stainless steel appliances because the fingerprint issue drives me crazy... but when you buy a house that has ALL stainless steel appliances you think well maybe I'm just being anal... NOPE. I HATE the stainless steel. If I wipe it down it looks worse than before!! The water marks and the finger prints and the dirt... ohhhhh it drives me crazy!! My mom even got a special cleaner for us and it helps a bit but it honestly still looks like smudgy poop (yes I used the word poop... I'm tired.. haahaa).
OK back on track here... our stainless steel fridge is not magnetic.... BOOO (I can't even hide the smudgy fingerprints behind pictures...). So this meant I would have to get a magnetic board for Norah. After creating her play zone in the living room I figured it would be a GREAT place for a board. Not wanting a chalkboard or an ugly big black square in the living room I did some research into options. I had previously seen Rustoleums Magnetic Paint at Home Depot and did some research to find that it works pretty well AND you can paint the wall colour back over it and it will still work.
I picked up a can for around $25 (I don't remember exactly how much it was). It only takes half an hour to dry between coats so I managed to paint 4 coats while Norah napped one afternoon. And this is what we had
I still have a tonne of this paint left too so I have an idea for the kitchen and the basement at some point.