Monday, June 16, 2008
From Lemon to Lime-Aide
One of the blogs I read everyday, Like Merchant Ships, is all about practicing "cheerful frugality."
Wrapping my fridge has been one of my most cheerful and frugal projects to date.
The old and mismatched fridge had been bothering me for a while. It's the kind of thing that made me unhappy with apartment living. When you rent, there is so little you can change.
Wrapping it was so easy. It added a splash of color and turned a negative into a creative opportunity. There is no way I would do this with a new fridge. I am happy to have had the chance to play around and do something really different.
We have no natural light in the kitchen so it was hard to capture the true color in a photo. The checks are bright and light apple green. They just so happen to match Cliff's store brand cereal box from Smart & Easy up there.
We both love the clean look of no handles, but I think the wallpaper will hold up better if we use handles. Currently they are wood and the freezer and door handles don't match. I suspect somewhere down the line one was swapped out with another old fridge. Someday I may spray paint the handles. Someday I might change out the paper too. Lots of options!
Wallpaper roll from Big Lots -$3
Big can of rubber cement- $3.99
Feeling better about my cookie cutter apartment kitchen- priceless!