A Brilliant Idea to Refresh a Refrigerator

A Brilliant Idea to Refresh a Refrigerator

I’ve been thinking about refrigerators lately. Mainly because the one in this old house needs to be upgraded (along with the rest of the kitchen). However, every model I’ve seen and liked is running about $2K (Like this retro refrigerator above from Elmira Stove Works) And, alas, I don’t currently have that kind of change to throw at an appliance.

But then I saw this on Design Mom. A chalkboard fridge that she found on Danny Seo’s site.


Although, honestly, I can’t imagine ever using your actual refrigerator for a grocery list. Imagine how helpful would that be when you’re at the store? Um, not at all.

But. It’s cool. And I think it might be a good solution…for way less than $2K….a potential rebirth for the current ugly fridge. Plus, I think I could actually do this. I’m going to look into it.

The Rad

3 Responses to A Brilliant Idea to Refresh a Refrigerator

  1. Allison says:

    I would so completely do that with an old fridge. I agree about the grocery list, but what a great resource for menu planning? Or daily food logs. Or reminders of crap I always forget. The possibilities are endless.

  2. Jami says:

    If the finish on the existing one is not all rough and gritty and rusty, I’d be willing to bet that you could just hang some dry-erase markers on the door handles and TA-DAH! Writable-onable fridge! (I’m assuming that the existing fridge is white(ish) here.)

  3. Imelda says:

    Hi Laura! I found these colorful chalkboard paints a while back and have SOO wanted to do something cool with them. The colors are just awesome – http://www.hudsonpaint.com. Maybe they will inspire you to tackle the fridge project, or anything else in a great, bold color.

    Houston misses you!

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