Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Friday, August 26, 2011

Chalkboard Fridge

When we moved, the new house has a black stove and we knew we would be painting in blacks and greys BUT our fridge was white.

We carried it out to the deck.....
And gave it several coats of black Appliance Epoxy by Rust-oleum......

After the appliance paint to it looked like this......

Are you thinking, wait a minute, it's still white?!?!? Yes, indeed it is (we only sprayed the sides, we had something different in mind for the front. By doing just the sides, we were able to use just one can of epoxy paint {we skipped the top since nobody will really see that part})

We used this.....Krylon Chalkboard paint (used for appliances - per the can)

You have to let the chalkboard paint cure for 24 hours before seasoning the surface and writing on it.
HOORAY!! It's been 24 hours! I am thinking the freezer door will be the calendar (that way we can keep our 5 kids schedules straight)
and the bottom portion will be a Menu Board.....that way we can avoid the "what's for dinner question" (and I will always have my ingredients on hand)

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the finished product!! NOW, the question is WILL it withstand daily use?

I'll keep you updated and let ya know! Have a great weekend! Enjoy the beautiful weather (OR tackle a project!!)

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