Cool Fridge Frames

Today I had the day off from my “paid” job which gave me a little time to work at my “unpaid” job.  (Laundry, vacuuming, cleaning–you know the drill…)  I also took the opportunity to tackle a small project in my kitchen.

We generally keep various photos (and a scary head) on our refrigerator which tend to look messy no matter how they’re arranged.

I decided to use some of the picture frames (from my hoarder’s collection) to make things neat and a little fancy.  All the frames were found at Goodwill for just a dollar or two each.

I matched the frames to the pictures I wanted to use and then cleaned the frames.  I inserted the photos next and then did my best Hulk impersonation while tearing off the kickstand on the back of each frame.  (No small feat.)

I glued a magnet to each of the four corners on the back of each frame.  (The magnets I bought at Hobby Lobby.)  I had the brilliant idea of using Super Glue to attach the magnets to the frames.  No matter how careful I was, I ended up with glue on my fingers EVERY SINGLE TIME!  (At least I had sense enough not to touch my sticky fingers together or to scratch myself.)

I was able to put together 3 frames before I ran out of magnets.  (I already love how they look on the fridge.)  The magnets have a strong pull so the frames stay right in place.  I like the look of the frames in their original hues but painting them all the same color would be another option.
Picture Update: After buying more magnets…
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(Note to self:  Find Super Glue with a more finger friendly container.)
What about the outside of your fridge?  Is it barren and smooth, neat and organized or buried in creative chaos?

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Comments

  1. Magnolia Cottage says:

    Greetings,

    Absolutely love your magnetic frames for your fridge. Brilliant!

    Lisa

  2. miss flibbertigibbet says:

    Good idea! Love them….
    Lorraine

  3. ebeth9267 says:

    Stainless steel and empty unless you want to count the sticky hand prints from the guys I live with. Oh, where did the big head go?

  4. What a cute idea. Your pictures look finished now.

  5. Miss Charming says:

    The big head is on the inside of the cabinet door for a startling surprise each time it's opened.

  6. Posy and Co. says:

    Ok…photos on the fridge has always been an axiety trigger for me. Yep, I get down right anxious with the cluttery look. Well, now…look who has come up with an amazing way to display photos beautifully? Yes, leave it to you, Miss Charming. I LOVE IT! If I do this, I may have to paint mine all the same colour just because I roll that way. Either way, it looks fabo! Much Love, Lisa

  7. This is a great idea! The photos show up so much nicer!

  8. Maury Kilgo says:

    This is brilliant! They look so clean and neat. Love it!

  9. LOVE this idea! Sp pretty and stylish 🙂

  10. this is such a neat idea & it would be a life saver for the chaos of papers, coupons & random business cards posted on my fridge! 🙂

    -urbanejane.com

  11. Quite a clever idea! Thanks for sharing this!
    Hope you're having a great weekend.
    xo E + J

  12. amy of the salvage collection says:

    beautiful!!

  13. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

  14. Teri Larsen, ASID says:

    Very cute! And much better than the random collection of junk that keeps falling off of my own refrigerator door…'twill be on my to-do list. 🙂

  15. Anonymous says:

    could of u used the self adhesive magnets? or not strong enough to hold the frame?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Try putting the glue on the magnets then laying the frame down on them all at once.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I think you may have saved my fridge! Thanks!!

  18. You know, something this simple looks soooooooooo nice on the fridge.

    ~Bliss~

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