Friday, June 19, 2009

Refrigerator Makeover

This is a time line of my fridge. For such a piece of junk it sure has had an interesting life.
My vertical file cabinetWallpapered FridgePrimer on fridgePrimer & Chalkboard paintFinished Fridge MakeoverClose up

First I took it from early 80's mismatch (cleverly disguised as a file cabinet) to colorful wallpapered conversation piece. The best thing I did was remove that ugly handle. While it was an improvement, no handle took it's toll on the wallpaper. I was never in love with the wallpaper anyway. So with company coming this summer I decided to change it up.

Now it sports two coats of low VOC primer, three coats of chalkboard paint, and chalk!

Not too sure what to write on it, but I am glad it goes better with my mid 80's stock almond and pine laminate cabinets.

Must get busy formulating plan to transform those beasts.

Linking to Nester's Chalkboard Party!

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

The wallpaper idea is really neat, but I think the chalkboard paint is even better! Your little picture frames are cute. Good luck deciding what to write!

Nutsy Coco said...

It turned out great and chalk paint is a great idea!

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

How stinking clever. I love the chalk board paint.

Flash said...

You are going to have to take pictures occasionally to let us see the evolving artwork on your fridge.

liezel said...

The side of my frig is visible in my dining room. One time I covered it with burlap then attached heavy dutie magnets to pictures that went with my dining room. TOO CUTE! Now it is different so I my do the chalk paint. Thanks for the idea.

Kaci Lusk said...

I took your idea and my hubby's idea to paint our fridge black and my own creativity and made my own unique fridge out of a freebie I was given. You can see it on my blog here http://kacisramblings.blogspot.com/2009/11/refrigerator-part-2-make-it-unique.html the top half of the side of the fridge is chalkboard