I Painted My Refrigerator... With Chalkboard Paint.

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This was actually a really, really easy project. I was anticipating it to be really time consuming, and also to be disappointed with the results. I have to say that it really only took half a day from start to finish and I'm totally in love with it. I think the finish looks great. My blog post covers all materials you'll need, how to get the surface ready, applying primer, painting the fridge, grille, and also the ice maker component.
This one is more of what the finish looks like after it's primed.

My fridge after I "primed" it with a coating of chalk!

Before & After photo. This is also what it looks like after it's sponged clean. Nice and black and slick.

Taping off the ice maker unit for spray paint.

2 coats of magnetic primer allows you to still stick magnets to the fridge.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Beth Beth on May 12, 2020

    I have thought about a chalkboard of some kind in my kitchen, but worried about chalk dust flying around food being prepped there. Do you see this as a problem?

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  • Amanda Vinson Amanda Vinson on Feb 06, 2016
    I did this and loved it but it came right off when it dried. now i need to figure out how to get all of it off because it is horrible now

    • Amy Amy on Feb 15, 2016
      @Amanda Vinson Hi Amanda -- did you prime the fridge first?

  • Marilyn Robinson Marilyn Robinson on Oct 13, 2016
    Awesome never thought of this! Good job!