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This quick DIY chalkboard refrigerator was inspired from our list of 10 Creative Chalk Inspired Ideas for Home featuring an idea of painting your refrigerator with chalkboard paint. I love the concept but didn’t think I could be so daring to paint the entire refrigerator.

Chalkboard contact paper is a great alternative – it comes with a sticker back and is so easy to apply, all you need to do is cut it to size.

Now we have a fun and creative spot in the kitchen for the kids to draw, doodle and write (especially useful when I’m prepping meals). And it’s also becoming quite functional as a reminder board for appointments and grocery lists.

Chalkboard Refrigerator – Materials:

1. Chalkboard contact paper

2. Chalk and eraser


1. Decide how wide of a space you’d like to cover on your refrigerator (you could do only one portion instead of covering an entire door like we did)

2. Cut the chalkboard contact paper to size

3. Carefully peel off the top part of the contact paper and align it to the top of the refrigerator, and keep unrolling while stickering, making sure you smooth it down with your hands as you unroll it to keep out air bubbles. It’s hard to get it completely bubble free and we did get some in ours, but it’s hardly noticeable once chalk is on the board.

4. Before using, rub chalk all over the contact paper and wipe off (this helps condition the board so chalk can easily adhere to it).

And you’re done! Isn’t it cool? What are some ways you’d use chalkboard contact paper? There are so many ways to apply it to the home – we’d love to hear your ideas!

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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.