Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I Cleaned Up My Fridge Clutter

I don't have a before picture of the front of my refrigerator.  It was too horrifying to put online without some sort of FCC fine for indecency.  Picture a really cluttered fridge door and you're ready to move on with this post.

The new year always does something to me: as you've seen, I've been posting some organizational posts of late, evidence that January has once again put me in a 'MUST GET EVERYTHING CLEAN AND ORGANIZED' mood.  And while I was looking around at things I wanted to clean up or organize, the refrigerator kept jumping into my line of sight.

I found this at Michael's and used a coupon to get it for a steal:


See, I want to stop using the refrigerator door as a command center.  It's not set up for that and even if it was, the fridge is far too popular around here to use as an information station.  So, I want to pretty it up.  I bought the frames you see above and went to the dollar store to grab a few more, on the cheap.  Once I had a bunch of frames, I used craft paper and made a size template of the fridge door.  I laid out the frames on top to figure out what should go where.


Then, I used my Americana DecoArt paints to give them a little color, specifically blue.

After the frames dried, I glued magnets to the back.


All that was left to do was put a few pictures in... and I love it.


Even though there isn't a 'before' picture, doesn't this just make you happy?  Look at those faces... they happily greet me every time I go to the fridge.  Which, let's be honest here, is a lot. :)
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22 comments:

  1. that would make me happy too - a thousands times a day! ;) my fridge used to be the crazy zone, but luckily i was forced into a blank slate. when we got a new fridge it wasn't magnetic, so not even an option. hope you're doing well. my boys have some sort of virus/flu-ish thing. no fun!

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  2. Amazing!
    So much smiley faces. GOD Bless you! I am deathly afraid of roaches and want to make sure I don't get any in my dorm. I keep all my food sealed or in the fridge. However, I do sometimes eat in my room, and I've probably dropped crumbs without realizing. I also need to keep them out of my bathroom.

    Emma Caulfield.

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  3. It turned out gorgeous!
    www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com

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  4. Great idea!! Totally doing this! Our fridge is a sad sight....

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  5. I've been looking for lightweight frames to do the same thing. I found this post via pinterest & am SO HAPPY that it was just posted today! I'm off to Michael's...

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  6. Really lovely post, and something I can do without spending any money.
    Thank you.
    Carolx

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  7. LOVE IT. What a great way to add style and color to your kitchen. The frames make the things you want to put on your fridge so much cleaner and more prominent. Those little ones of yours are ADORABLE.

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  8. New follower from the blog hop! And this is why I LOVE finding new blogs! How clever is this?! Who would have thought?! I'm going to have to do this! :)

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  9. Great project! Thank you for visiting and following my blog: sweetcarolineskitchen.blogspot.com

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  10. What a great idea! My fridge is a mess....might have to use your inspiration!

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  11. It is happy...and beautiful! I'm going to keep my eye out for smallish frames. I like this idea. Did it require some heavy duty extra strong magnets to keep the frames holding on? Love it! Following along. Thanks for coming by my place!
    Sherry of Pondered Primed Perfected

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  12. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, so glad you did. I'm not very crafty, but I am thrifty.. If only I could put those two together! I could learn so much from you ☺
    Love,
    Your Newest Follower

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  13. Aw, such a pretty refrigerator door, now. :) Definitely something nice to look at! Thanks for linking up to the Craft Yourself Crazy link party!

    Chloe
    http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/

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  14. Great idea! I need to do the same thing ;-)

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  15. This is a really cute idea! Thanks for sharing it at strut your stuff!!

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  16. This is ADORABLE! Definitely going to do something similar now! Thanks for the awesome idea! :)

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  17. My fridge magnets are in a total mess. But, it's a nice way to entertain kids while you are cooking, so I'll wait for a few years with decluttering it...

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  18. I clear the front of mine off only for it to go back to that bullentin board mode lol!this could be the perfect thing ot end this prosscess lol! I'll be sure to be on the look out for frames now!
    Helen

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  19. What a cute idea. I love the uncluttered look.

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  20. You actually made pictures on the fridge look nice! So cute and colorful :o)

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