Wednesday, 26 June 2013

A Chalkboard Fridge

I always had my heart set on using chalkboard paint somewhere in Bing. I just love the idea of incorporating kid-friendly features like that into a camper. You never know when it's going to rain, right?

I finally decided on the fridge door for my chalkboard. I wasn't crazy about the idea of painting it black, or green--the other institutional colour of choice. Fortunately, Martha Stewart offers some interesting colour alternatives, like this pretty blue and soft greyish brown:

Here's the door before:

And after three coats:

Just for fun, I added some pretty scroll work stickers from the scrapbooking section at Michaels:

I was hesitant to add such a big block of blue to Bing's overall red, white and gold palette, but I think it's a fun shot of colour. I may embellish a little more with the stickers but for now, we have a pretty and functional chalkboard in an area where the kids can sit on the floor and create fridge-art all day if they like.

Excuse me while I get snap-happy....

I think the overall effect is: 


  1. Loving the pop of was the best choice and looks so fabulous! So happy to see Bing coming along so are definitely on the homestretch girl! Hugs, SM from Surrey, BC

  2. Your chalkboard fridge is a great idea, Adrienne. I think it's smart to think about possible rainy day activities, because rain happens, lol. Bing is really looking good!

  3. I love what you have done! The chalkboard is great! I wanted to do the same thing, because the front of my fridge has scratches and abrasions. But, I didn't want black and had no idea of the color options. So thanks for that information! You are making progress toward the glamping goal!

  4. Thanks, everyone! Apparently you can get clear chalkboard paint too, which would be great because then you could paint the surface any colour you wanted. I haven't found it in stores so far. The Martha Stewart choices at Michaels included the two colours I showed plus a seafoam green. I bet there are more colours!
    So fun, isn't it?