We have an extra refrigerator in our home, lovingly referred to as the “beer fridge”. It’s smaller than a regular fridge and while it’s not ugly, it’s definitely not pretty. And since it’s in our laundry room, I spend quite a lot of time looking at it while I fold little boy underwear. Over the holidays a spark of inspiration struck and it’s stark white front would not be staring at me much longer.
I’ve seen some cleverly wrapped refrigerators that I think are beautiful. Exhibit A. But I ended up going with Shutterfly magnets for 2 main reasons. First, I wanted something that wouldn’t take much time to do. And second, since I haven’t been very efficient recently at printing, framing and hanging current family photos (I reeeaaaaally love family photos) this was a great way to get some recent shots in our home and in our hands. This fridge now makes me so happy every time I look at it. And the fact that our kiddos can talk about each photo, move them around and laugh at them is a huge bonus. I plan to order a handful at a time every few months to keep up with our ever growing and ever changing kiddos.
PS. It has never looked the same as the day I first put them up in perfect lines. But I like the way the kids have made it theirs too. And there’s always a little pile of magnets on the floor that didn’t make it back up before those little hands moved on to the next exciting thing for the day.
Magnets are 3” x 3” from Shutterfly. I ordered when they had one of their 50% off promo codes.
Photography by Rebecca Sanabria who helped me put all of those lovely things on top of the fridge that are not normally there but looked way better in the photo than the incredibly dusty top of said fridge.