DIY Day: Framed Fridge Decor

It’s spring, and even though Georgia is experiencing winter like weather right now, I’m still ready to spruce up the house a bit. On the SNAP! Conference blog I saw a link to Jessica’s post on Mom 4 Real showing how she used cut out frames to dress up her fridge. Keeping things neat and organized is something that’s right up my alley. Inspired by Jessica, here’s what I did for my framed fridge project.
I decided to do one magnetic and one chalkboard one. Here are the details for my magnetic fridge frame:
FIRST: The frame. I went with the cute decorative frames that you can get from Hobby Lobby. They’re always half off and then I already had glass to use for my magnetic area. 
SECOND: After seperating the glass from the frame and all the paper, I used Krylon Magnetic Spray Paint. The more you apply, the stronger the magnetic surface is. I used about half a can on the 8×10 glass.
Here it is all cleaned up and dry. 
The can recommends letting the paint dry for 24 hours. That’s exactly what I did and this turned out perfectly. Except for a few user errors and the wind blowing some stray debris into drying paint, for light weight items and good magnets, this magnetic spray paint works.
THIRD: After reassembling the frame, I grabbed my trusty Gorilla Glue and various sizes of magnets laying around the house. For the 8×10, don’t use anything smaller than a quarter coin. The 5×7 one I used an assortment of quarter coin sized magnets and nickel coin sized magnets. Gorilla glue expands A LOT while drying. Make sure you put something on top of the magnets so they don’t move around while the glue expands. Leave it to dry as long as possible. I used 12 quarter size magnets for the 8×10 frame to make it stay on the fridge and not slide around. Had I used stronger magnets, it probably would not have taken nearly as many. It only took four for the 5×7 frame because I had stronger magnets available.
Voila! Once the glue is dry, put it on the fridge, and you have a framed fridge! I also made one with one of my favorite Disney inspired prints. The chalkboard one I used chalkboard vinyl surface and covered the glass that came with the frame. I’m using it for my grocery list. FIY, the magnets can scratch a polished stainless steel fridge, so be careful!
What do you think? Is this something you’ll try? How do you keep your fridge organized?
Linking up with Crafty Allie for Worthwhile Wednesday.

Crafty Allie

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  1. My refrigerator doors are a mess of toddler drawings and magnets. I wish we could keep it clean, it just doesn't happen. This is adorable though!

  2. awww… thanks Katy! I have to rotate my drawings from my little brother. Pretty sure I have a million of them, or that's what it feels like.