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« on: May 04, 2011 04:44:41 PM »



Boring cream colored fridge turns into amazing chalk board for instant creative release!

I used the standard chalkboard paint you can buy at the hardware store. So easy!

My fridge had those ugly handles that went down along the left front, so they had to be removed to get a clean coat of paint.  I snapped the longer handle in half removing it (whoops) - so those aren't going back on. I ended up putting generic cabinet pulls on the side after.

The fridge also has that rough "bumpy" texture, not ideal for a chalkboard, but it works just fine for me.

But be sure to clean, sand and prime before putting the chalkboard paint on, I did more coats than recommended, but that was just because I had the extra paint. Enjoy, happy chalk boarding!

For more details about the transformation, visit my blog post about the chalk board fridge:
http://lovelymtnlife.blogspot.com/2011/04/chalkboard-fridge.html
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011 06:58:52 PM »

What an awesome idea!  Its definitely a fun way to "get the message across" to everyone in the house!
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011 08:10:12 PM »

Brilliant!  I love the idea, and so functional! A great way to clean up a slightly dinged up fridge that still works (hmm, I have the old freezer at my parents house in mind).  It looks really cool too, very unexpected. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011 06:15:30 AM »

that's pretty freaking sweet.  I never knew that there was chalkboard paint that a person could use to achieve that effect....must stop self from painting house in chalk board paint...

Thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011 11:16:16 AM »

Ah ha!  I was thinking about doing this with our basement fridge after seeing it at the local meat and fish monger.  ONce you start chalkboard painting, it's hard to stop.  My old place had it inside the medicine chest, on the toilet lid, on the kitchen and garage walls... and I have to make myself stop.  Great fun!
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011 04:24:02 AM »

Such a clever idea!
Ah ha!  I was thinking about doing this with our basement fridge after seeing it at the local meat and fish monger.  ONce you start chalkboard painting, it's hard to stop.  My old place had it inside the medicine chest, on the toilet lid, on the kitchen and garage walls... and I have to make myself stop.  Great fun!
This brings all sorts of ideas for notes...put seat down, please be neat and wipe the seat, remember to flush...Leave it to T to make this even more fun! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2011 03:34:17 PM »

Such a clever idea!
Ah ha!  I was thinking about doing this with our basement fridge after seeing it at the local meat and fish monger.  ONce you start chalkboard painting, it's hard to stop.  My old place had it inside the medicine chest, on the toilet lid, on the kitchen and garage walls... and I have to make myself stop.  Great fun!
This brings all sorts of ideas for notes...put seat down, please be neat and wipe the seat, remember to flush...Leave it to T to make this even more fun! Wink

The chalkboard was in the center on the outside, the rest of the lid was painted metallic leopard print... so potty time was party time at my house!
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2011 04:52:50 PM »

I would LOVE to do this in my house Smiley I can just imagine the kinds of stuff that would be written on it Shocked
Very nice idea!
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