My fridge has been collecting way too much cute photos of babies, engaged couples, and a lot of appointment cards. Now, I like to have this stuff around to smile at (and remember appointments with)...but I really prefer the look of a clean, white fridge. With a small condo, you really have to stay on top of visual clutter.
So I decided to not take a before photo of my fridge (because I am an awesome blogger) and decided to make me a cork board!
Now, I found this perfect-sized cork board at the dollar store (for $3, it is clearly part of their upscale collection), but the dark wood trim wasn't really working for me. This is where a normal DIY blogger would bust out the sand paper, primers, spray paints etc. But I just sat down one day and started painting it with $1 craft paint. Cause that's how I roll, yo.
Holy crabapples- it actually worked! It took about 4 thin and even coats, but it turned out perfect and is solidly white now. I thought about redoing the cork, but:
a) I don't like busy backgrounds on cork boards (makes it look too busy when you pin stuff)
b) The cork was not removable to try fabric
c) Frankly, I just liked the cork colour with the white trim. It's all earthy and simple
I decided to hang it on the side of my upper cabinets on the way into the kitchen because I pass that spot a million times a day. I used Command brand picture-hanging strips with the velcro lock. No damage to the cabinet was key in this project.
I quickly bleeped out any personal details, in case you were wondering what all the blurry circles were. I think I need a bigger frame already!!
But it looks (and functions) great and now I have a clean and visual-clutter-free fridge!