Fridge Reorganization

I was introduced to Poppy Seed last April at SNAP and I’ve been a HUGE fan of theirs ever since! Recently, I decided I needed to take some time to reorganize my kitchen and my bills, so I thought it would be really fun to incorporate Poppy Seed projects into my fridge reorganization! Check out my makeover!

Here’s what my fridge was looking like before…I had bills, invitations, my son’s artwork, and more scattered all over my fridge.

Bills were just thrown in a basket on my countertop that I sorted every few days or so and decided on what to shred, throw out, and keep. I didn’t really have any system of organizing our family clutter…and wanted to change that and make it fun at the same time. So here’s what I did…

What you need:
3 mini frames (Eleanor Frame) from Poppy Seed Projects and two large frames for artwork
three plastic hanging shelves from Target
spray paint
Scrap book paper
3M Velcro Command Strips that hold up to 8-15 lbs. for all the frames and bins (I used two for each attachment)

I started with spray painted my three bins and my three frames, I took them inside to use Poppy Seed’s texturizing cream on them to give them a textured finish and adhere the scrapbook paper to my frames.
After I cut out my scrapbook paper for all my frames, I then went about adhering them onto the actual wood frame.
Now that the hard part was done, I got to organize my shelves and frames to fit our needs as a family. So I got to work attaching my pieces to the side of my fridge and using extra scrapbook paper and my Silhouette to make labels to put in our frames.
My fridge needs a place to keep bills, invitations/reminders/photos, and a place to put mail to shred. I also wanted to place to keep a family calendar, a special place to hang my son’s artwork from daycare, and a place where we could leave each other notes and reminders. I was able to meet all of our needs and I think it turned out wonderfully. Check out the finished product….

I made two spaces for my son to hang his artwork. I mod podged and hot glued clothespins onto the frames to hold his art in place.

I bought a simple dry erase board from Target to keep a running list of groceries we run out of during the week.

I created a second artwork spot on the fridge, as well, so that we could rotate old work out and replace it with the new stuff regularly rather than have tons of it pile up.

My gift partner from Craftaholics Anonymous gave me that pretty monogram, which was perfect for my makeover project!

My bins were labeled “Pay It”, “Keep It”, and “Shred It”.

Overall, I was able to use most of the side of my fridge, which will free up room on my counter that used to hold all this stuff!

I know my color choices may not be for everyone, but we have that color palette in our kitchen/living room, so it works well for us and is very functional, but fun at the same time. I’m so glad I got to use Poppy Seed projects to incorporate into my design and have a few other fun projects with them coming up!
Let’s look at the before and after one more time!!
 

I’m still so thrilled with the end result and have two more projects in the works using Poppy Seed Projects that I cannot wait to show you! :)

Disclosure: Poppy Seed Projects did provide me with the frames free of charge to complete this project; however, all opinions are 100% mine (of course!).

Abbey

Comments

  1. says

    I saw your craftroom over at Craftaholics Anonymous…and I am DYING over it’s cuteness! I knew that if you had a craftroom that adorable…your blog would be FILLED with amazing stuff…I was right! I’m thrilled to say I’m your newest follower!

  2. says

    Hi Abbey- I got so excited to see the decal as part of your project! I’m glad you liked it and that it came in handy for your crafting adventures :)

  3. says

    I love this! We just got a stainless steel fridge and it’s not magnetic in the front but it is on the side. This would be perfect for organizing all our stuff. Thanks for sharing!

  4. says

    This is sheer genius! I hate having my fridge look all crappy, but I’ve never been able to avoid it. I am definately gonna attempt to replicate this!

  5. says

    I was also wondering about the bins. Did you attach magnets to them or use some command it stickers to attach? I am excited to do the same thing. Thanks for the great idea.

  6. Leticia says

    This is amazing, I was just looking at my fridge last night and wondering how I was going to get it organized, again, for the hundreth time. Love this!

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