NOTE: Before I begin this post I want to say that my ding dong camera card went "sasldfkj" this afternoon so any before or even during pictures of the fridge chalking are temporarily *poof* gone! As soon as Conan works a little magic of his own though, I will put some more pictures of the process up here.
Okay. Now you may proceed.
Okay so, is the suspense killing you? A chalkboard fridge, you say? But how can that be? Well, let me show/tell you...
First, you take a normal, very beige fridge (that we didn't buy-it came with the house)
(that's where I would normally put this awesome, face-on picture of the fridge but...whadaya' gonna' do?)
(insert more awesome during pictures)
Sand the fridge a little
Buy some chalkboard paint (ON SALE for $8)
Brush/roll it on (I did a little of both)
Let it dry for three days, rub chalk all over it and wipe off
Pretty neat, huh? We really like how it turned out! I especially like the way it looks with my thrift store dresser there.
Look at that adorable cow! It's no surprise that one of us has a degree in art, now is it?
It was such a cheap and easy project, I would highly recommend it!
UPDATE: Two years later, here's how the chalkboard fridge DIY has held up!
In other news,
the kitchen ceiling now has one coat of paint! Hooray!
Looks pretty awesome! Especially since my mom and dad came this past weekend and put that big, fat trim over the place where the old wallpaper was still peeking out at the top of the paneling.
We're going to try to spray on our second coat since we did the first by hand and it was...ugh!
Wish us luck!