Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I saw this idea this morning and HAD to do it...

My white refrigerator is sad. Sad. Lonely. Dirty. You name it. But we aren't in the market for a new fridge - or a new dishwasher, for that matter. When we redid our kitchen years ago (I know I have photos of that renovation somewhere...) we got a new microwave and stove/oven, but opted to wait on the fridge and dishwasher. 

It has annoyed me to no end that my appliances do not match since then, but new appliances are not a necessity - they are a want - and so I kept my mouth shut.

But today - today I read a wonderful blog post from a fellow "crafter" (check out Pure & Lovely on Facebook) and was INSTANTLY inspired. I have chalkboard paint begging to be used. 

Today, after a serious refrigerator and dishwasher scrub down, the chalkboard paint was put to very good use!

DONE! It took three coats and I love the finished product. I forgot to take a photo of the dishwasher but it turned out great, too!

I used a paintbrush for the little spaces, but used a roller on the body of both appliances. The result is a much smoother, cleaner look.

I'd recommend this instant appliance makeover to anyone who needed one. 
I did read that it is not recommended on stainless. 

But then again, if I had stainless appliances to begin with, I probably wouldn't have wanted to change them anyway, right? 



Anonymous said...

LOVE this tracey!!!

Nguyen-Sul Jayhawks said...

I love it! You are so creative with such vision. Wow!!

Carrie said...

YEA!!! I love it!!!!!! So brave!!!

Carrie said...

I love it!! So brave!!!!!

Tracey's bookshelf: read

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
My Sister's Keeper
Nineteen Minutes
The Pact
The Tenth Circle
Change of Heart
Keeping Faith
Handle with Care
House Rules
More Than It Hurts You
Amy and Isabelle
A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Widow for One Year
The 158-Pound Marriage
To the Lighthouse
Between the Acts
A Room of One's Own, and Three Guineas
The Help

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