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Project Painting Fridge

First of all, this is Matthew’s project and I haven’t lifted a single finger to help him for once! It was his idea, he went and bought the paint when I was having some me-time and he painted the fridge too. I’m just sharing this with the world 🙂

This is the paint he used – a black magnetic chalkboard paint that you can use of walls, wood and other surfaces.

The fridge we have is quite an old one I think – left behind by the previous owners. It’s a boring grey and nothing special really (I’m secretly hoping it’ll break so that we can get a new one…)

So what Matthew did was to sand the surface so that the paint would stick better. Not sure if it actually made a difference as the paint seems to have stuck pretty well everywhere!

The finish is matte and feels a bit rough when you touch it.

Just make sure you let the paint dry enough – we didn’t and just put the magnets on the fridge which caused a few of them to stick and leave a mark…

I found it difficult to believe that you could actually wipe the surface clean without any of the colour coming off, but I can assure you that you can!

And here’s Lana testing her new “toy” – judging by the disbelief in her eyes it felt a bit odd drawing on furniture. I really hope she won’t think it’s ok to draw on walls and other furniture now…

x Nina x

PS. I really need to practice drawing Moomintroll – definitely not good enough for a Moomin-loving Swedish-speaking Finn!

Nina Äikäs

I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!

  • Annika B

    Men wau, Matthew e ju helt grymt cool människa och pappa!!! Bra och kreativ idé! Jag kan tro att hela familjen har lite roligt ibland av de där krittavlorna. Perfekt ordbok oxå!

    January 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm Reply
    • Nina Äikäs

      Ha han planerar redan vad han ska måla till nästa …😂

      January 14, 2017 at 10:38 am Reply

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