Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chalkboard Fridge

It's too hot outside to do any painting...so I did some indoors and turned my fridge into a chalkboard.

There are instructions for how to do this all over the web, but my favorite ones are here because of her idea about the food diary and the cute drawings she and her boyfriend made on the fridge.  I pretty much followed those instructions, except that I let my paint cure for a whole week before I "seasoned" it by rubbing a piece of chalk all over the door.  Also, I confess that I did not prime first, which I may live to regret.  I did put four coats of paint on the fridge, though.  And about that paint:  Lowe's didn't have the chalkboard green color that I really wanted, but the girl at the paint counter told me that Valspar Signature Colors in flat finish are the same thing as chalkboard paint.  Who knew?  I got Frasier Fir, which I think is pretty close to chalkboard green. 

So, I don't have a food diary or cute drawings on my chalkboard fridge (yet) but I did scrawl one of my favorite quotes on it.  Mark Twain wrote, "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover."

6 comments:

  1. That is so clever! Now you need some grand kids and some alphabet magnets and your good to go!

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  2. I love it! I just did a door at the shop with chalkboard paint too..I love that stuff. you can see it here:
    http://gardenjunk.blogspot.com/2010/07/chalkboard-paint-at-shop.html

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  3. I love it! I wish my fridge didn't have a textured door so I could do this. I'd love to have some way to cover the almond color & green would go perfect in my kitchen.

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