In many kitchens, the side of a refrigerator can't be hidden, and serves, at best, as a spare surface for random magnets. Unless you bust out some make-it-yourself chalkboard paint and turn it into a colorful, helpful organiser.
That's what Kristin Hoppe did, and she thankfully detailed her purchases, costs, mixing, painting, sanding, and final product in words and photos at her blog. The total project ran about $US24 and required about three hours of actual work, with two days for everything to dry and set in place. Looks a bit better than just a big beige surface when walking into the kitchen, and it's now useful as a space to write reminders or compile a grocery list. Thanks Kristin!
Painting my fridge [Kristin Hoppe]