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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