Of course I was looking around Pinterest and saw people that made their whole refrigerators into chalk boards, well I took that idea a tweaked into something that I wanted on my Fridge. I was not 100% sure it was going to work because of the texture on my fridge but I wanted to give it a try and I am glad I did. I love my chalkboard though it is kind of bumpy so you can not really do very fine detail but it is great for what I wanted it for, my grocery list or quick family notes.
Here is the DIY on how I did it, enjoy……..
1. Chalkboard Paint
2. Painters Tape
4. Small Foam Roller and tray
And off you go…….
I washed my fridge with vinegar about an hr before starting the project just to make sure I had a clean surface, I did not sand the area since it was my fridge.
Taped off the area that I wanted to paint
Painted with my foam roller, letting it dry in between coats. I did about 5 coats because I wanted to make sure it was totally covered and hopefully not chip off after using it a while.
Pulled the tape off…… I did not sand in between coats but maybe it would have been a good idea to lightly sand between each coat of paint.
Then I treated to board by taking a piece of chalk sideways and covering the whole board.
Wipe off with a soft towel or tissue and your ready to go. You can stop there if you would like or add a frame. I wanted to do something different so I added a frame.
I wanted a basic wood frame so I had hubby cut me some thin pieces of plywood. I attached some rare earth magnets to the back and painted the wood. I wanted something light so I used the vinegar and steel wool treatment and then added some off white paint using a light touch. Sanded and I was ready to go, I guess you can also put some paint wax if you would like.
I really like how it came out, my little fridge has some bling now. Sorry for my silly graphics on my sign, drawing is not my thing as you can see….LOL That should have been chili peppers and an onion. LOL
Well I hope you enjoyed the DIY project
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