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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fridge Makeover: Photo magnets

Our apartment has a plain old white fridge. So, to jazz it up a bit, I made some Pinhole Press photo magnets. Our gallery display makes our whole kitchen feel so much cozier, and Toby loves pointing himself out. For Mother's Day, I'm going to send my mom a package of family magnets:)

What's on your fridge?

69 comments:

Giulia said...

nothing on my fridge - stainless is not magnetic ;( these are lovely.

Anna said...

Great idea! I would love to have a collection of my travel memories up on my fridge :)

Nomadic D. said...

That is so cool! Love the idea of being able to make your own customized magnets. We have lots of magnets on our fridge as is, but it would be great to put some of our own photos up!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Sarah O'Brien said...

not going to lie, this is pretty cool. now all i have to do is decide on pictures to turn into magnets.

Pamela said...

Joanna! I won the Pinhole giveaway last year from you and made these exact magnets! Pix from our wedding, one set for us and one for my in-laws for Christmas!

Robyn said...

great idea for gifts

AVY said...

I wouldn't want one of Mick Jagger (obviously), other than that a cute idea.

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



Melissa Blake said...

Those are great!!! I love how you've got some celebrities on there!

Our fridge is full of various papers and family photos. :) And of course the schedule for the YMCA because my mom is just a wee bit obsessed!

The slow pace said...

How lovely! My fridge is covered with magnets of every place I visit. I know, I know... it's a bit kitsch, but I love it!

Lindsey Arotin said...

My fridge is stainless steal on the front :( , but the sides are magnetic! When my husband and I go on a trip without each other (rare) the only gift we are allowed to bring back is the raddest magnet we can find from that city / state / country! Its a fun and inexpensive way to jazz up our fridge, bring a little culture into the kitchen, and most importantly, its a fun bond we have together. We also always choose one magnet to bring home when we go on trips together. Love your photo magnets! Toby is such a doll.

xo,
Lindsey
http://lindseyarotin.blogspot.com/

Ladies Holiday said...

Thank you for the super easy and yet thoughtful Mother's Day Gift idea...you just saved me loads of thinking!

Rachel said...

Is that your wedding invitation!? I LOVE IT!! So sweet that you still display it and get to see it every day :) I'm going to get one of ours framed, I think.

melanie molloy said...

until recently we covered our fridge in pictures of our daughter and lots of toddler artwork...now we've a dedicated 'art wall' (a piece of string with pegged up finger paintings and photos!). in their place on the fridge is our 'happiness' calender...it has some ace shots i'd love to magnetise for when the year is out!

hello, Friday said...

I have a stainless fridge and can't put magnets up. ;( xoxo
http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

Angela said...

package of baby fridge magnets + Mother's Day = YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!! thank you.

Bethany said...

I actually just ordered a bunch of these for my dad's bday! Our wedding photographer got some great shots of him and I on my wedding day, so I chose some of those plus some of the rest of our family. And actually, I decided to peruse Pinhole Press for a gift idea because I've loved seeing all their products on your blog, Jo. Good stuff! :-D

Alexandra said...

What a great idea!! I think I'm going to give these magnets as gifts for Mother's Day! (Too bad my stainless fridge isn't magnetic!)

Amy Turman said...

Love this idea. My dad's fridge has so many old photos plastered all over it - I may have to get him this for Father's day or his upcoming birthday. Thanks for the idea!

xoxo,
mon amy

Sarah Carlson said...

So personal and cool! It would be so fun answering the, "Where did you buy that?" question with, "I made it." Cute and chic.

Barchbo said...

We were just lamenting the lack of magnets on our stainless fridge - we need a magnet space so we can get more cool magnets!

Christine @Fancy Function said...

Love it! Since our fridge is stainless, we can only put magnets on the side of it - but it's all magnets of places we've travelled to, which I plan to keep collecting as we go. :)

LMN said...

My fridge is covered with the cool graphic cards from restaurants I've been to over the years. When I moved from the West Village to Union Square last year, it was nice to take a little piece of all my old West Village haunts along with me!

Meadow said...

This is a great idea. I am just playing around with it now - might get some for my mom and boyfriend's birthdays - they're coming up in a couple of weeks!!

Miss Bibliophile said...

What a great idea! They make a statement without the clutter of having random magnets and scraps of paper up on the fridge.

This Confetti Life said...

Love your fridge makeover! My fridge is stainless, so not magnetic, sadly!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Our family loves refrigerator art and we have developed it into quite a skill. :-)

RobynC said...

I wish my fridge would allow for magnets I am in love with the idea of these I'd love to have it covered in pics of my beauties!
http://knownitwasyou.blogspot.com/2012/04/sensory-painting.html

Heather M. said...

Do you have a source for the picture of the woman caring a trumpet and suitcase? I've been searching for this photograph everywhere and can't seem to find it. My favorite Cuban restaurant has this photo up on their wall and I always admire it. Please let me know. Great images :)

Diana said...

Very cute,but you should put at least one of just you and your husband :)

Rebecca said...

Super cute! Our fridge is covered with photos as well.

Jessica said...

I have recently started collecting magnets from museum gift shops. I have a set of four from the Guggenheim that are stunning and make a beautiful addition to our kitchen. Beautiful and fun memories.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

love those. and love your wedding invite!

Joanne said...

I love your tips :)

Just discovered your blog!

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Rebecca said...

I almost ordered some the other day !
Having a friendly looking fridge is so important :)

I have some chilhood pictures on mine, a few postcards of art I like, a few labels and tickets and notes to keep in sight.

I love picking up nice magnets here and there...
My favourites are from Studio Fludd and Le Petit Atelier de Paris, and my scandinavian letters from Kotona Design.
And some remind me of travels and places, like the Seattle Library one, my canadian flag and my Strand magnet...
My fridge looks like me.

Nurse Frugal said...

I LOVE this idea, it seems so easy to make or have made!!! I need to do that, our fridge is boring with no fun pictures on it ;( Thanks for the great idea!
http://ladiesgofirst.wordpress.com

Monica L. Shulman said...

I have these and love them.
I also used stickygram.com to make magnets of our instagram pictures. I use instagram so much and Lucia loves to play with the magnets. They are about a quarter of the size of the rectangle magnets on PP so perfect for her tiny hands. A great idea for Mother's Day!

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

i think the front of a persons fridge says a lot about them. ours is covered in silly kid artwork (mini picassos) and tons of photos and funny to read magnets from all the places my husband and i have visited.
but this sure is a cute idea to turn those precious photos that tend to eventually curl up on my fridge- into flat magnets!

Quindome said...

I love this idea! My bf is not so fond of my beloved travel magnets, which do, admittedly, look a bit cluttered. This is such an easy, but cute idea!

tara polly said...

awesome! i've got some vintage photos of family members and a small sketch my grandma did up on my fridge. :)

http://blog.tarapolly.com

Carrie said...

Great idea... Are there any legal issues with printing stuff that isn't your own? I only ask because I tried one with an on-line printer and basically what they said was, "no can do". (I wasn't going to sell it or anything, I just wanted it.) Thoughts?

Thanks.

Olivilla said...

I used to do the same with mine... but my dog has finisehd with all my pics ;)

Fancy Pants said...

I chalkboard painted mine so it's an every changing display of grocery lists/reminders/love notes. Lots of photos too.

Kate said...

This is such a good idea! Right now, my fridge is just a clutter of bday invitations, photos and other bits & bobs. You've inspired me to tidy it up now! x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

{BESO HANDBAGS GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG!}

enhanced diamonds said...

I already do this but I agree it's a great idea!

Christin said...

who is the celeb in the up left hand corner? It looks like JFK, but I am dying to know!

leigh said...

very nice idea... although i'm still loving my lovely none cluttered stainless steal fridge right now... it's hard to think about covering it up.

.aubrey c. said...

pictures on the fridge, such a classic!

http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

VictoriaV said...

That photo of picasso and his son is actually my longtime background on twitter and gmail calendar! I love what you've done with your fridge, though, I wanna do it too :)

Jam Oblina said...

We definitely have those photos on our fridge! great idea! :-)

A Butter Life said...

Adorable! We have regular photos on our fridge but magnets would be much better!

muffin said...

Toby looks so cute on the fridge!

On my fridge I have pics of twin peaks' kyle mclaughlin. My roommates put them up in my old apartment, and I miss things from when we all lived together.

Anonymous said...

I had old school magnets of my children - perspex frames with a magnet on the back. It was so nice seeing those lovely faces every time I went to open the fridge.

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

I love that idea, we collect magnets from the cities we visit, it's a fun reminder of the places we've been to, and we always have fun while "hunting" for the perfect one ;)

Norbyah said...

what a sweet mother's day idea. so thoughtful.
xo
n

Anonymous said...

You own travel photos on magnets would be amazing! Every time you stepped into your kitchen, you would be transported! I always put children's photos and school artwork on the fridge, but I love the idea of making my own.

Rose said...

the magnets are amazing!

Eliza Jane said...

My fridge is covered with magnets. I love looking at what other people have on their fridges! And I love the idea of personalized magnets!

Natalia said...

Perfect! I too have a drab white fridge and even worse, my husband collects magnets and they are always getting lopsided and cluttered looking. I'd like to make a magnet wall in the basement for those and implement this photo idea upstairs, thanks!!

Christina said...

Such a great idea! I love that photo of JFK. All of your fam photos are lovely too.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to see a better picture of your wedding announcement! It looks adorable!

{Liana} said...

Done. I'm doing it.You're genius! A favorite snapshot of me & husband and of our families and friends and maybe a shot of somewhere we visited & loved...wheels are turning!

*** KITSCH *** said...

Thanks for this idea!
I will do a DIY gift for my mum, a magnet with a jon photo.

http://mykitschworld.blogspot.com.es

Della said...

The magnets are awesome and the photos of your son are great but the photos of the celebrities were done by professional photographers who own the rights to those images. So you shouldn't be reproducing them without their permission.

I'm a pro shooter and would be devastated to learn that people were taking my photos and using them without my permission or without proper compensation.

I realize people don't always think about these things but it's actually illegal and very harmful to the artists who create the original work.

golan said...

hi everyone
there is an app on facebook it called print a magnet there you can make photo magnets from your facebook album or your privte pictures whit frames and dedication
to the on you love.
they send it to you by mail
check it out search print a magnet
on facebook

Catherine said...

Your wedding invitation is absolutely adorable!!

Catherine

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4utea said...

Love this! I was immediately drawn to the anchor because I was a Delta Gamma and the anchor is our symbol. I would give it to my sorority sister who is getting married soon :) cheap prom dresses

jelly andrews said...

Oh! There is nothing on my fridge. But I love this idea of yours. It inspires me to be creative with my fridge too. Thanks a lot for the inspiration.
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