Rusty Hinge Turned Fridge Magnet

by - April 21, 2016

I salvaged a rusty hinge from a burn pile a couple of months ago. Something about it just called to me, so I stored it in the garage until more Spring-like weather arrived.
The weather has been perfect this week, so I finally broke out the hinge and gave it a few coats of white spray paint.  Since I wanted a more shabby look, I also gave it a few coats of white chalk paint.
Once that was dry, I printed out the French graphic (via The Graphics Fairy) and used the Mod Podge transfer method to add it to each side of the hinge.  Can you spot the oopsie?  I forgot to reverse my image.  Doh!  I didn't notice until I had already peeled off the paper.  It's okay; I can live with it. (And yes, I do love bacon!)
I used my hot glue gun to add four magnets to the back, and voila! - instant Frenchy refrigerator magnet.  It still bends which is nice because if I get tired of it on the fridge, I can always add it to a bookshelf.


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  1. What a creative idea for an old hinge. Love it. You always come up with the best designs.


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