Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Chevron Stripe Fridge DIY


You may remember my striped wall from our old house. Ohhhhh, how I loved those stripes! Well now that we are renting & unable to paint the walls, I wanted to incorporate some stripes into our new house & I did so by adding a little pizzaz to our boring black refrigerator! The kitchen is the first room you see when you walk in our apartment, so this adds a fun focal point when you first walk in the door! I love how it turned out!  It's so simple, very inexpensive & easily removed, here is how I did it: 



Supplies::
White Contact paper - I got mine at Target in the drawer liner section for a few bucks
Measuring tape & T square ruler
Scissors or X-acto knife

Instructions::
1. I measured the width of our fridge & included extra for the sides of the doors so I could wrap the stripes around.
2. I cut five pieces of contact paper to the desired width.
3. I decided I wanted 3 big peaks on the front so I drew a grid pattern with my t-square by dividing the contact paper into 6 squares across & 3 down. I connected the points of intersection to create the zig zag pattern.
4. I lined all 5 sheets of contact paper together & taped them down to the table so I could cut out all 5 at the same time. (I only ended up using 5 stripes for the fridge, this will make 10, I wanted extras just in case.)
5. I carefully cut out the chevron stripes with my straight edge & x-acto knife.


6. Once they were all cut out, I placed a marker on the mid-point of the front of our fridge & very gently applied each stripe.

& that's it!! Super easy, cheap & fun!!



I love how much big character it adds to my little kitchen & it's perfect for renters because the contact paper easily peels off & leaves no residue!! I would love to see photos if you try this too! Let me know if you have any questions. xoxo. meghan


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33 comments:

  1. It looks awesome!! So unbelievably creative!

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  2. this is SUCH a great idea - especially when renting it can be hard to put your own touch on things. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. It looks so cool! I love the way it turned out. I'm also going to comment on your camera display in the other room....love it.

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    1. Thanks, Colby!! It's always such a compliment coming from you, you have amazing style! ;)

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  4. This is amazing! what a clever and bold idea. your whole house seems to be bursting with prettiness from where i can see! SO lovely xo

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    1. Thanks, Kate!!! Maybe when I finish up some more projects around here, I will post a mini home tour...I always love to see other peoples living spaces. :)

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  5. Love it! I thought it was paint when I saw it on IG last night. But contact paper! So smart. Especially if it's not yours.I also had to check out your entry way stripes post and I'm swooning! I have a chevron wall in my craft room. Stripes and I are kind of best friends. Both these projects are amazing. Such a fun way to make it YOURS.

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    1. Thanks, Larisaa! It actually looks like paint in person too. I love it! :) I have a slight obsession with stripes as well!! ;)

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  6. This is Awesome! Great job and such a great idea!

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  7. I LOVE this!! What a terrific idea. Thanks for sharing and you blogged the instructions very well.

    xx
    www.ambeio.com

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  8. Oh my goodness, that is insanely awesome. I've been wanting to spruce up my fridge for a while now, so I may have to do something similar.

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  9. That is like the coolest thing I have ever seen!

    www.breezysimply.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, I'm a renter as well and I'm always trying to figure out creative ways to pzazz up these boring white walls. I've taped wrapping paper on the walls in my kitchen, but I'm very tempted to give this a try too! Awesome job!!

    http://darlingdalydesign.blogspot.com/

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  11. So amazing! It turned out SO GOOD!

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  12. Is it easily removable? It looks amazing!

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  13. Never mind, read the last little bit of the post! thanks!

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  14. What a clever idea -- it turned out great!

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  15. Holy smokes! That last pic looking at the wall with framed cameras, vintage fans and luggage! It's like you designed that space specifically for me :)

    What an incredibly clever way to jazz up a fridge! Great job.

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  16. WoW this is a totally AWESOME idea <3
    Thanks for sharing it(:

    Carmila Ponycat

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  17. Oh my god... I am so doing this first chance I get! I hate our black appliances!

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  18. This is such a brilliant DIY and a great idea for renters! So impressed - it looks amazing! Well done!

    xoxo,
    Meredith & Gwyneth

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  19. This is going to sound really odd, but you showed me one of these apartments while I was touring Boulder looking for a place to live last weekend!

    I happened to be looking for Chevron tutorials for my next Link Love post on FaveCraftsBlog.com, and I stumbled upon this. I was like, wow, that kitchen looks really familiar, and then I scrolled up and there you were! Anyway, I LOVE what you did with the fridge, and I'll be including it in the Link Love Chevron roundup this Thursday!

    Thanks Meghan!

    Jess Farris

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    1. Wow! That really is crazy, such a small world!! :) Thanks for sharing my little tutorial!!! I look forward to reading your post!

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    2. Here's the FaveCraftsBlog post:
      http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-chevron-patterns/

      Love the fridge! I hope you're staying cool in Boulder!

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  20. Umm, i was thinking of doing this but i have a white fridge.
    Do you think I will be able to get black contract paper and do it? c:
    I love this idea. Its perfect for a new makeover in the kitchen.
    xoxo.

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  21. omg everything about this is fabulous especially your living room!

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  22. I totally shared this on my blog under my DYI'd page and linked back to you. This is awesome. I pinned this picture that led me to your site. Kudos Chic! ~Michelle~
    www.thatblackchic.com

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  23. I would love to try this! However, my fridge is white & I'd like to use gray.... Any ideas?

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