I always like to add a bit of interest to those rooms in my home which are pretty generic, like the bathroom or the kitchen – the rooms that have more functionality and can sometimes lack a little personality. My kitchen is pretty small, it just about fits all the necessary pieces of equipment (fridge, oven, washing machine) and storage space, so I do try and add some interest where I can, like a portion of chalkboard space on the back of the door. This time I wanted to add a little something to the fridge, to use as something both pretty and practical and so I thought some revamped alphabet letter magnets might be just the trick. And they turned out great, I’m really enjoying making words and phrases, as well as sticking little notes up. A lovely addition to the kitchen, for a couple of pounds and an hour or less of time.
- Alphabet magnets (I got two packs from Amazon)
- Sand paper
- Gold spray paint
- Place newspaper on an outside work space.
- Put the magnets on the newspaper, a few centimetres apart.
- Lightly spray the letters with paint, keeping the can approximately 30cm away from the items you are spraying. Allow to dry.
- Repeat the spray painting until you have covered all of the letters thoroughly and you can’t see the original colours through the paint. This will take 3 to 4 light coats.
- Allow to dry thoroughly before sticking to the fridge.
Please note: This is not a craft project for children.
Photo Credit: Lucy