For years I had noticed the strange horizontal bar attached to an outcropping of alcove wall in my kitchen and thought nothing of it. It had been covered over with so many coats of paint that I took it to be a mismatched piece of molding left over from a previous haphazard renovation. After about 15 years I finally discovered that it is not a piece of molding after all but a magnetic strip for holding metal knives. One would think that I would have discovered this sooner. What else have I been missing ....