Monday, January 27, 2014

Refrigerator Chalkboard



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
3. Rag
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  :-)

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by,


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35 comments:

  1. I really, really love this! What a great idea, not to do the whole fridge, but just make it look like a sign on it. Terrific, pinning! I'd love it if you'd share this at my History & Home link party this week, runs Tue - Fri. Take care & enjoy your clever project. (I have a side-by-side but I still might do this, I think it would be fine...)
    Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  2. Thank you so much for stopping and leaving a sweet comment, I am heading over to your blog to take a look. Thanks again and have a great week.

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  3. wow that sure dressed up the fridge....luv it! Christine from Little Brags

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  4. Thanks for your sweet comments and for stopping by today, have a great week.

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  5. What a great idea and the frame is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. You are welcome and thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Have a great week.

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  7. Hello Debra,
    Thanks for sharing this neat idea at my party today...it looks GREAT!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Linda, Thank you for stopping by, have a great day. :-)

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  9. How fun is this. Love it. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Marty, thank you for stopping by today! Have a great week.

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  11. I just came back to thank you for sharing this at my History & Home link party on We Call It Junkin.com - I hope you'll make it a weekly stop, each Tuesday - Friday. Take care - Dawn

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  12. Thank yous so much for stopping by, have a great week.

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  13. I love this idea!!! I like the idea of a chalk board but didn't want to turn my whole fridge into one. I can only imagine that disaster that would be. I will be using this trick for sure!!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Wake Up Wednesday!

    Laura @ Mice In The Kitchen
    http://www.miceinthekitchen.com/

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  14. Yes I know the chalk dust this little one makes, I would not want my whole fridge done. LOL Thanks for stopping in and leaving this sweet comment. Have a great day.

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  15. I think this would be lovely on my french door fridge!

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  16. I bet it would! :-) Have fun with it if you try. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

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  17. I love this! It turned out so cute. You can also buy the chalk pens and they just wipe off with a damp cloth. Still get the look but no dust. Great job!!

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  18. Yes I want to get those as well, just putting it off....LOL Thanks for the info and for stopping by. Have a great day.

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  19. That's very creative, and may I say, very brave of you to give it a try. It worked out perfectly.

    Jen

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  20. Perfect for writing a grocery list! I'd love it if you'd share this at my link party, going on now! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/01/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-3.html

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  21. Yeah well that is why I did a small section instead of the whole thing....LOL Glad I did, I would not want it on my whole fridge. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment, have a great day.

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  22. Thank you, I will pop over and take a look. Also thanks for stopping by, have a great day. :-)

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  23. How cute! Love the idea of attaching the frame with magnets. At first I thought you drilled holes in your fridge door. Yikes! But of course, you are way to smart for that :) Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely weekend! ~Deborah

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  24. Well ya never know these days, I am getting older and anything is possible.....LOL Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

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  25. very cute idea
    and i love the way
    you created a magnetic frame

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  26. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 3:43:00 PM EST

    Oh wow, that is one very cool idea! I especially love the frame!

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  27. Well...how very clever are you? Thank you for sharing this with us on Twirl and Take a Bow. Hope to see you again on Tuesday! ~Tammy

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  28. Thanks for stopping by, have a great night. :-)

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  29. I have a similar white fridge and would love to do this to spruce it up! Thanks for the great idea! And also, thank you so much for linking up to Project Inspire{d}. Hope you will link up again this week! http://www.sillypearl.com/2014/02/project-inspired-link-party-sewing.html

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  30. Yeah I am really glad I did it, I just love it. I am glad I did not do the whole thing as some of them that I read about. LOL Thanks for stopping by, have a great week.

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  31. I love your chalkboard! Thanks for sharing on Worthwhile Wednesdays. Hope to see you again tomorrow at the link party!
    Thanks again,
    Allie @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  32. Thanks for stopping in and leaving a sweet comment, have a great day and I will peek again tomorrow. :-)

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  33. Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by, have a great day. :-)

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