I was so excited to start this project....I had seen other people who had painted chalkboards on their fridge and just loved the idea!
I had visions of a menu board on one side and a calendar/grocery list on the other.....I was pricing chalkboard pens at the craft store....(which by the way are VERY expensive and can only be purchased with a 50% off coupon!)
I was determined to make sure that I did a good job on this project....partly, because I painted without any hubby-input and I wasn't sure that he'd be too keen on the idea of "painting" the fridge!
I even broke out the level because if anything bugs my hubby, it's a crooked line....he can spot them. I walk into an older building and appreciate decor, he immediately recognizes crooked doorways and floors....he's an artist what can I say?
That being said....I needed to make sure that my boxes were perfectly square with no crooked lines, so I very carefully taped them off!
I grabbed my trusty can of chalkboard paint.....this stuff lasts forever!...and my foam roller.
Then...I started to paint....and HERE LIES MY MISTAKE....primer! You can NOT paint on a plastic surface without primer, people....
How did I find out??? When I peeled off the tape....the paint started to completely peel off my chalkboard!!
This picture shows nothing of what it really looked like....it was HORRIBLE!! At this point, I was in a panic.....I had about 20 minutes before the hubby came home and a fridge in complete and utter disaster! I had RUINED the fridge!!
As my dinner cooked (and eventually burned!), I frantically scraped as much paint off as I could and quickly vacuumed it up. I could only get the smaller board off and I tried to touch up the larger board.....and then I hung up ALOT of magnets! LOL
I have yet to scrape off the larger chalkboard....it doesn't look bad at a distance.....a L*O*N*G distance!
Oh well.....you win some....and you ruin some!
Can you tell my son just started drum lessons?