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Fridge Door Facelift

Fridge Door Facelift

Getting tired of your fridge? Does it look tired, plain, or just too cluttered? When you look at your fridge door, do you go “Wow” or “Ugh”? Since your fridge is one of the first things you go to in the morning, that rectangular piece of an appliance can actually affect how you go about your day. Instead of being welcomed with lists and reminders and clutter in the morning, why not do yourself a favor and give it a much-needed facelift?

Check out these fridge facelift ideas that won’t break the bank:

  1. CHALKBOARD PAINT

CHALKBOARD PAINT

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Chalkboard paint is one of the cheapest ways you can give your fridge a makeover. Use just on the doors or all over, the charm and functionality is hard to argue. Remove the handle and lightly sand the surface to help the paint adhere to it. Now, you can actually apply the paint two ways: with a foam paint roller (to avoid brush marks), or using paint in a spray can (although this would cost more). Apply 2-3 coats, making sure each coat is completely dry before applying the next one.

Tip: Instead of using regular white chalk, use liquid chalk markers for more color and no chalk dust!

  1. REMOVABLE WALLPAPER

REMOVABLE WALLPAPER

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If you want to change the fridge’s look but are hesitant to make any changes irreversible, then removable peel-and-stick wallpapers are the best option for you. Start by removing the handle, then dampen the surface with a wet cloth for maximum cling. These wallpapers come in all sorts of colors, patterns, and designs, and are easy to install (only takes a couple of hours to cover your entire fridge), and the adhesive comes off easily should you decide that you want a different design down the line.

Tip: Use patterned wallpaper for the doors and solid color for the sides, or vice versa.

  1. BEADBOARD PANELS

BEADBOARD PANELS

Credits: www.fridgedimensions.com

Beadboard panels give your fridge door that warm, cottage feel that looks customized and expensive. You don’t need to go to the professionals to get the beadboard panel on your fridge door, just the beadboard and chair rail (you can also use a couple of strap hinges and a handle to match). Substitute pine lining for beadboard, that way you can just get the number of planks you need, and they easily snap together. Stick the panels to your fridge door with polyurethane glue, use half-round molding for the edges, and paint to match your kitchen cabinets (or not!).

Tip: Give your paneled fridge door an aged look by lightly sanding the surface.

  1. MAGNET MOSAICS OR COLLAGE

MAGNET MOSAICS OR COLLAGE

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If you don’t want to change or touch your fridge’s finish, an excellent option would be to use fridge magnets – with a twist. Ever wondered how you could display those Instagram photos you’ve posted over the years? What about having a piece of art right on your fridge door? Turn your photos into magnets, or turn a Rembrandt or da Vinci into pixelated magnet art. There are many websites where you can turn your picture into pixel art for free!

Tip: Square magnets are the easiest to assemble on your fridge door, but you can have your magnets cut and customized any way you like. Contact FMF for your custom fridge magnets today!

Give your fridge a makeover and say goodbye to “Ugh” mornings forever!

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4 Potential Car Magnet Issues And How To Prevent Them

4 Potential Car Magnet Issues And How To Prevent Them

Custom car magnets are a great way to dress up your personal car and turn it into a mobile billboard for your company. Car magnets are an inexpensive alternative to costly paint jobs and car wraps, and you have the flexibility of using them only as needed. However, between the order and installation process, you should remember to carefully read the instruction sheet for maintenance and care. It’s not rocket science, and it ensures that you protect both your investments – your car and your car magnet.

Here are some potential car magnet issues and how you can easily avoid them:

  1. CAR MAGNET FLEW OFF THE VEHICLE.

All car magnets need to be installed on a flat surface. This means no bevels, creases, or grooves. Uneven surfaces mean that air pockets are created, which can cause your car magnet to fly off and you can say goodbye to your investment when driving at high speeds.  If you’ve used a flat, smooth surface and your car magnet still falls off or slips, chances are your supplier used a cheap type of magnet. Go for 0.8 vehicle grade magnets like the ones used by FMF for custom car magnets.

TIPS:

  • Car magnets that have rounded corners adhere better to your car door.
  • Make sure to clean car magnets regularly to prevent dirt and moisture from accumulating.
  1. CAR MAGNET IS STUCK TO THE VEHICLE.

Some people claim that they have a hard time removing a car magnet. The question is, how long has it been on the vehicle? Most car magnets have to be removed and cleaned on a weekly basis. This can be done especially when exposed to intense heat during the summer months.

TIP:

  • Determine how long you intend to have the sign on your car. It will help you to decide what signage option will work best for you.
  1. CAR MAGNET DAMAGED THE PAINT.

When installing a car magnet, you need to check the surface of the car and the back of the magnet to make sure that BOTH are free of any dirt or debris or chemical substances. The dirt is what scratches the paint, not the magnet.

TIP:

  • When repositioning a magnet, do not drag it across the surface. Instead, carefully peel off the magnet and start over.
  • If your car has had a recent paint job, wait for the paint to cure before using car magnets (usually 90 days).
  1. CAR MAGNET IS WRINKLED OR WARPED.

If your car magnet is delivered in a tube, it’s best to lay it on a flat surface for a few hours or overnight prior to installation. Always store your car magnet flat. Most manufacturers advise that you store the magnets separately, or at least not have magnetic surfaces facing each other.

TIP:

  • Use your refrigerator to keep the magnet flat before your first use.

By carefully reading and following your instruction sheet, you can be sure to get the most out of both your investments. It can also prevent any unnecessary costs associated with replacements or repairs.

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Birmingham woman uses magnets to promote runner, cyclists safety

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After losing a close friend and watching her husband recover from a cycling accident, a Birmingham woman is making sure drivers are aware of the number of runners and cyclists on the road.

And it’s all starting with a magnet.

“Just one second and he was gone,” said Nitu Caplash, whose husband was killed while running. Caplash says it was like any other morning in 2011. Her husband, 38 year old Sundeep was getting up to train for the upcoming Mercedes Marathon.

“He got up that morning. He’s like, I have to go, even if it’s raining I need to get out and just run this one so that I can get a good time on my marathon,” Caplash said.

Sundeep left at 6 that morning. He was hit and killed by a car on Monclair Road.

“Wearing everything that he was supposed to wear. A bright yellow jacket, neon yellow jacket,” Caplash said.

The memories still sting for Nitu and her family. As well as Leslie Kelly.

“Everyone still has a whole in their heart obviously. It’s been a very challenging and difficult…he was a wonderful man. Very difficult man to lose,” said.

Kelly is a good friend of the Caplashes. Shortly before Sundeep’s death, her husband was also hit by a car. He was riding his bike.

“Shorty before that my husband was hit while he was cycling by a car,” Kelly said.

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