With the refrigerator, I ran into some trouble. It wasn't clean, good wood. It was fiberboard, colored brightly and in primary colors. Just wasn't right for what I wanted. I know primary colors are good and all, but it's not really me. So, I wanted to do something, but what.
I originally thought I would paint the whole thing, but let me tell you, it's not easy. I thought I could take it apart with no trouble but these side panels were literally stapled in at certain points and underneath other pieces that do NOT even come off. So, if I take this apart, it's going to stay that way. What to do??
I thought maybe I can just cover it up. Maybe fabric or contact paper? Then I saw a blog where a gal bought a chalkboard contact paper, cut a fun shape and stuck it on the fridge. AH! Wouldn't that be awesome? Madi has a big chalk board downstairs, but on her fridge upstairs? Too cool!
I thought at first, I'll do the chalkboard on the sides and do a pattern on the front. Did the sides but couldn't choose the right pattern and thought it might be too much. I actually decided that the way it is set up she couldn't truly write on it too much so I decided the front doors would actually be easier. So, that's what I did.
I peeled it back and applied it slowly. I smoothed it out as I went. Then I used Mr. Exacto to trim it up. It's not perfect but it is toned down now which I prefer. You definitely have to prime it first by laying a piece of chalk on it's side and filling the board. You can wipe with a chalk eraser and it works well (better than the paint on my wall downstairs).
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