While I know I said I would be back in a day or two with the second part of our epic fridge saga, a few important events (namely one) came up. Like the wedding of a very good friend. I thought it was more important than talking about my fridge. Can I get an amen?
So this evening I decided to finish up the project. If you remember I left you with this as the side of our fridge:
Sloppy, disorganized, and cluttered. So, I took everything off the side. It was kind of fun taking the pictures off. I found quite a few fun pictures, wedding invites, and a Playbill from Hairspray. It was like our fridge had become a scrapbook. Maybe I could start that up as supplemental income; living scrapbooks on your fridge! That sounds like it would go well, right?
Anyway, back to our fridge. In preparation for some organization, I created a menu plan board. I saw quite a few ideas on Pintrest, but there really weren’t any that tripped my trigger. About a week ago, while at Hobby Lobby, I came across a poster frame. And got an idea.
While paying for the frame, there was a lady in front of me asking when certain items went on sale. The clerk told her every other week. In other words, I missed the week my poster frame was on sale. Shucks. But while I was in Hutch (the same week I bought the frame) I returned it so I could get it half off the next week. My mom made fun of me. I really am turning into a cheap-skate in my old age.
The next week when it was on sale I bought it half price. Boo-yah! On a previous trip I bought vinyl to use as letters of the week. If you noticed in the picture above I used scraps of old paper to help me determine the size of the letters. Once I decided on the size, I used my Cricut to cut the letters. Then peeling back the paper, attached the letters to the plastic sheet of the poster frame. Before I placed the letters on the frame I wrapped the back of the poster with wrapping paper I found at Hobby Lobby. Unfortunately the paper wasn’t 50% off. There comes the frugal side of me.
I have to use a ruler with a straight edge. There is no way I can lay down letters in a straight line. Just ask Adam. When we were dating I attempted to cut a pan of brownies. I had never seen him laugh so hard at a large brownie. Whoops.
There are a few letters that for some reason or another I just couldn’t get straight. Overall, I am very happy with how it turned out! I bought a package of chalk markers at Hobby Lobby to write down meals for that day.
After cleaning off the fridge and attaching a 3M command hook to hang the menu board, the fridge is ready to go.
So, what do you think?! Anything I forgot? The cost of the project I would estimate to be around $10. Helps when you wait to get the frame half off!