From '80s fridge to a brightly coloured message station #Do It Yourself#before and after#kitchens#makeover#refrigerators August 6 2013 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Homie Cheryl Hellcat is just killing it with craftiness — Lord of the Rings table, driftwood key rack, and bird feeders and baths made from plates. Now let's all ogle the fridge make-over that she uploaded to our Offbeat Home Flickr pool… Our kitchen fridge went from '80s fridge to a brightly coloured message station. I painted over the old ugly white-yellowish thing with chalkboard paint from Home Depot — you pick your colour and they mix it. It's so perfect for writing messages to each other in the morning, reminders or grocery lists and my nieces and nephews love drawing on it when they come to visit. And look how lovely it looks in her turquoise kitchen! So, what color chalkboard paint fridge are you going to make now? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS What can I do to come to terms with a "bad" birth experience? NEXT The Shark Attackiversary: We use a brush with death as an excuse to throw a yearly party Show/Hide comments [ 14 ] Oooooh, good idea! I'm tempted to paint our secondary fridge in the garage now. Btw, love how the red looks against the teal walls. That's my fav color scheme. Did you have to do any prep before painting it? Like sanding or primer? 3 agree Reply I did some very light sanding all over, just to give the paint something to stick to a little bit better. It took quite a few coats of paint to get it looking how I wanted it but it was worth it! 1 agrees Reply Looks GREAT! Reply Love it!!! Anyone think this can be done on a more 90's style that has the bumpy texture? I feel like it would take a lot to get it smooth. Reply Not sure about painting, but my hideous apartment fridge has that bumpy sort of texture, I covered it with roughly 3 rolls of dollar store contact paper (I used a black and white floral print). You could potentially try that route (plus, no damage so you can change it up!) Reply If you want to invest, try putting on 1-2 layers of primer before painting using a paintbrush, rather than a roller. It will even out the surface (some) and have the bonus of making your paint last forever. 2 agree Reply What a cool idea! I didn't know you could get chalkboard paint in colors other than the traditional chalkboard ones (black and green). Good to know that that kind of paint can be mixed in different colors. 2 agree Reply The brand I got was Rustoleum, and on the box it had a bunch of different colours that you could choose. I've seen tutorials floating around Pinterest on making your own chalkboard paint but I didn't have the patience to try! 2 agree Reply That looks so great! I love the turquoise with the red fridge, so fun! I would love to know if it's possible to do this with dry erase? I have a bunch of dry erase markers that I would love to use to doodle all over my fridge. I'm tempted to try it right now, but I don't know if it will come off… maybe I'll try on the back haha. Reply Your standard smooth surfaced whiteware takes a dry erase marker no problems. Get good markers though, and use whiteboard cleaner/ ethanol regularly. We had a very smeary brand once and had to use the 'fresh marker over old' trick to get it off, even after I had already erased and ethanol-ed. 1 agrees Reply Ho.Ly.Crap. I have serious fridge envy. And kitchen-color envy. …I'm sensing a painting project coming on! 2 agree Reply Love this! Me an the hubby did something similar. Got an old, grungy looking fridge from his cousin that came with the trailer. Since I was doing a black and teal kitchen with silver accents, we spray-painted it this glossy black and it literally looks like a brand-new fridge! its amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do with literally anything. lol 2 agree Reply We inherited the ugliest (and biggest) fridge in America, and since we can't afford a new one for a while, this gives me hope. My kitchen also has bluish-tealish-aquaish walls, so I may steal your color choice too. 😉 2 agree Reply My brain is still reeling from the knowledge that that chalkboard paint can be mixed to different colors! I wish I'd known than when we were setting up my son's room, he loves his chalkboard wall but I do wish it wasn't a giant black wall sometimes! 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.