Another of the joys of vintage steel kitchen cabinets is that they hold magnets. Reader Tommy emailed me just yesterday with what looks like a good (great?) source for some accessories that you can affix in a magnetic minute. Tommy wrote:
If you have a Harbor Freight Tools store near you, check out their magnetic paper towel holder that they sell for use on mechanics tool boxes. they are perfect for use in metal kitchens. They also have some other magnetic accessories that can come in handy. Bought some for my shop, and had to go back and get some for the house.
Above: This tray is kinda interesting, too. I can think of a place I could use it: On the inside of the wall cabinet where I keep my vitamins and other medications that I take when I eat. The bottles always get smushed sitting in the cabinet. It could be nice to just swing out the door and there they would be. The candy apple red is even perfect for my kitchen. But I am sure you could shoot these with a high quality spray paint meant for metal to coordinate with your cabinets or accent color.
There is a Harbor Freight Tools in the town next to mine, so I’m gonna go take a look. Ooooooh: Going through every aisle of a hardware store! From my very earliest days as a kid, my favorite was going to the hardware store and looking at everything — how about you?!
Thank you, Tommy, for this great tip!
- There are a few more magnetic storage pieces from this same company (it seems) I found on the Harbor Freight Tools website. I put ‘metallic’ into the Harbor Freight Tools search box and came up with these items.
- And, there is a store locator on the site, too.