Easy DIY Chalkboard Paint Refrigerator Tutorial

I know I don’t normally share DIY’s and Crafts with y’all, but y’all went crazy over this chalkboard fridge when I was instagramming the process and so many of y’all asked for a tutorial that I felt like I needed to do this.   I feel I should note*** I am not a DIY blogger.  These are iPhone pics.  I am not a DIY blogger.  This chalkboard fridge is crazy easy to do.

It’s no secret, at least in my house, that I have a bit of a thing for chalkboards.  We have two in the kitchen, one upstairs across from the kids’ rooms that I leave verses, encouraging words, to-do lists etc.. on, and I have in the past made chalkboard tables and desks for the kids.  Yep, I have a bit of a thing for the chalkboard paint.

This weekend, Nathan and I were doing some rearranging in the garage, which included getting rid of a gnarly old refrigerator that came with this house and replacing it with another fridge.  This fridge is roughly 9 years old, and is the first refrigerator Nathan and I ever bought brand new.  {memories}

While rearranging, I happened upon a can of chalkboard spray paint, and an idea struck.

chalkboard fridge!!!!!!

I quickly tacked up some blankets to protect the surrounding walls and workbench, lightly roughed up the surface of the fridge with some sandpaper, and got down to the business of spray painting the fridge with my chalkboard paint.

How to make a chalkboard fridge

It was about this point, as I took this picture to put on Instagram, that Nathan walked up…… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 19}

It’s a new week, let’s talk Happiness! This pin describes my taste in music exactly, and it makes me smile each time I see it.   So much happiness to share with y’all this week. FIRST!  June 6th marked ONE YEAR since my mom finished Chemo & Radiation.  Monday, my mom had surgery for a… 

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Camp Invention Summer Camp Day 1

Summer Camp {Invention}

For my whole life, getting ready for summer camp has meant sunscreen, bug spray, and swimsuits. Not a one of those came in to play while getting my kids ready for Summer Camp this past weekend. We did, however, poll the neighbors asking if they had any electronics that the kids could cut the cords… 

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Honey Lime Glazed Fruit Salad | Honest and Truly

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 53}

Happy Monday, y’all! Our 2013/2014 School Year ended on Thursday, so it’s officially SUMMER!!!!! The kids start a new camp today, one that involves them taking broken bits and pieces of electronics  with them.  A camp that involves them seeing bits of trash as something with potential.  I can’t wait to see what they come… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 52}

  Happy Monday, y’all! Nathan and I are celebrating THIRTEEN years of marriage today!   I swear it’s gone by in a blink!!! We have celebrated our anniversary by having lunch at Chipotle, buying Monkey a new bat and special catcher’s mitt, and we’ll cap it off tonight at the baseball field cheering Monkey’s team… 

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Avocado and Caprese Fixings for stuffed Avocados

Caprese Stuffed Avocados with Spicy Balsamic Glaze

What do you do when you have a fresh shipment of California Avocados, some delicious mozzarella, a bursting basil plant, some fresh tomatoes and a craving for something easy and delicious?   You make the most delicious Caprese Stuffed Avocados with a spicy balsamic drizzle, of course!

Camp Invention

Camp Invention Summer Camp Giveaway

With 6 1/2 days of school left – most of the conversations I hear when around other parents start with: “What are y’all doing this summer?”  What Camps are your kids going to this summer?”  “Holy cow I have to plan something for my kids this summer!” The lazy days of summer are all well… 

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The Stars at Night are Big and Bright

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 51}

Happy Monday, y’all. God Bless and Thank You to each and every one of you who has served our country, loved someone who has served, and to each who has lost someone who has given their life in that service. Thank you.

cooking t'mates on the grill for salsa

This Week in Happiness {Week 18}

“Be an encourager.  The World has enough critics already” ~ Dave Willis One of my favorite things happening this past week has been my delivery of more del campo t’mates {for whom I am a recipe developer}.  I have been blistering and blackening them on my grill for the most ridiculously mouth-wateringly, deliciously, rich, smoky,… 

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Toasted Bacon, Guacamole, Tomato Sandwich on Asiago Cheese Bread

The Ultimate B.G.T {Bacon Guacamole Tomato} Sandwich

You can say goodbye to your BLT, because you’re never going to go back to a plain ol’ BLT after getting a taste of this Bacon Guacamole Tomato Sandwich on Toasted Asiago Cheese Bread.   I have a long standing love affair with BLT’s. When I was pregnant with Princess, I was a restaurant manager,… 

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monkey rides a dirtbike

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 50}

Happy Monday, y’all. Hope you had a tremendous weekend!  Ours was filled with the best volleyball games that Princess has played to date, a volleyball team party, Monkey’s first umpired baseball game, Goonies on the house, burgers on the grill, dirtbike riding, sleepovers, homemade buttercream (adapted from and inspired by I Am Baker’s back to… 

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Beginning Focus: a Photography e-book by Karen Walrond

This Week in Happiness {Week 17}

  It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/d/dalecarneg140941.html#hHBA0LaYEr8hTYlI.99 It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes… 

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Rice Krispies Treat Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake Rice Krispies Treats

Do you remember Dirt Cakes? Chocolate cake and pudding topped with crushed chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs and candy worms?  Both shudder worthy and totally delicious. What kid doesn’t love pretending to eat worms and dirt?

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Round-Up and How To Guide

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Collection

Is there anything more cozy and comforting than walking into a house that smells of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies? There’s a reason that real estate specialists and home stylists pop a tray of chocolate chip cookies into the oven prior to open houses and showings…. Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of the ultimate feel… 

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Granny, Monkey, and Princess

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 49}

Wasn’t it just Monday? How does this keep happening? I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend filled with delicious food, family, friends, and fun.  Ours was nice, but I’m glad to be home. I love spending time with you each week – checking out your recipes, seeing what you’re cooking, what kinds of foods inspire… 

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