Fridge {Picture} Gallery & A Winner

School starts next week and the idea of getting back to a structured schedule both thrills and stresses me out. We’ve just had such a busy and odd summer that back to school has really creeped up on me. So I’ve had a huge desire to get organized in preparation. I have come to the determination that I must be a very boring person, but organizing makes me very happy. I’d actually rather organize than clean.
One area of my house that I love is my dry erase calendar on my fridge. But the rest of the fridge wasn’t always as organized and pretty looking. We would stick up random pictures that came through the house with magnets and clips.
I decided I wanted to be able to frame all the pictures. I scoured my stash for random small picture frames from the dollar store. I laid all the frames and the calendar out on the floor to see how I wanted the layout to be. Then I painted them all to match my kitchen decor.
I put a couple different kinds of magnets on the back of all the frames. It was just a trial and error sort of thing, I kept gluing until it stuck on the fridge.
I love how polished and organized it looks! Now every time I go to the fridge it makes me happy, not just because I have some red velvet frozen yogurt in there….but because it just looks so pretty!!!
Stay tuned for a couple more organizing posts this week!!!
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  1. Great idea. Love the colors of the frames too. You’re so organized. I need to get with it too since school starts Monday. I’m still trying to get my 4th of July decor put away. I’m a little behind.

  2. Great idea! I love the look of it.

  3. Fun! I want to do something like this and I scoured the dollar store too!

  4. That looks great. Love the colors and the neat polished look of it all. My fridge is pretty blah at the moment – might have to do something similar.

  5. That is such a fun idea! I love it!

  6. I love this idea. I need to give it a try. It looks so organized. I can’t wait to try it.
    Thanks for sharing.


  7. This is a really great idea! My fridge makes me feel crazy! Papers sticking out everywhere, pictures sliding all over the place! Your project is a great inspiration!

  8. This is such a genius idea! It looks so put together and organized. I could so look at this everyday instead of the chaos that is on there now. Thank you so much for giving us a peek at such creativity! 🙂

  9. Seriously, the most fabulous fridge I have seen. I would love if you would link this up to my Delicately Constructed Linky party and come enter my giveaway!

  10. Very nice and organized! Most people have their pictures all willy nilly on the fridge and it looks messy! Yours looks perfectly planned! Great job!

  11. It looks amazing! Way to think outside the box! Creative minds are so awesome! 😀

  12. Super cute idea. It looks nice and organized, not junky. Come check me

  13. This is great! I love it and it looks so good. I hope you will link this up to my Delight Me party over at Doodles & Doilies!

  14. Beautiful – I wish my fridge looked like that! I would be so happy if you shared this project on my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would really enjoy it.
    Hope to see you there.
    carolyn | homework

  15. Great idea! And it is symeteral, you and I would get along great. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I love this idea! I love how clean and organized it looks!
    Thanks for sharing!

  17. I absolutely love this! My fridge is covered in pictures and papers. I am off to hunt for inexpensive frames today.
    This was featured here…

  18. Thank you for linking up to my Delight Me party last week. This is such a cute idea. I hope you will link up more of your great crafting projects.

  19. This is a great idea. I’m curious what you keep in the baskets on top of your cupboards?

  20. THank you for sharing. I am curious what you keep in the baskets on top of your cupboards? Please advise.

  21. i LOVE your fridge!!! I’ve linked to you here:

  22. I ‘m curious what’s in the numbered baskets above cabinets

  23. The layout looks great! So neat and organized.

    CSI Project Guest Judge

  24. Just came across this blog on pinterest. I love the fridge and cabinet space. I was wondering where you got the baskets for over the cabinets? What you put in them? Thanks!

  25. LOVE THIS!

  26. What a great idea!

  27. I’ll have to use this idea. I’m curious, what’s inside of the baskets?

  28. This is definately an idea that I’ll be using. I’m curious though, what’s inside of the baskets?

  29. Anonymous says:

    What magnets did you use? Looks great! Thank you for sharing!

  30. Anonymous says:

    I think the large frame to put those monthly or weekly school newsletters would be great.

  31. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I’m obsessed with calendars and I have one on my fridge so this is a nice alternative to make it look cuter. I also would never think to put my fridge pix in a frame. How awesome!

  32. Where did u or hw did u make the calendar?

  33. Really like what you did on the fridge. I’m going to do that too. I have so many pictures of my grandkids that I can display this way. Thanks so much for sharing.

  34. Love this! I will be doing this to my fridge here shortly… the calender portion where did you get that. is it one of those big dry erase ones you can get at walmart?

  35. Great idea! Also, I like the baskets on top of your cabinets…I have so much wasted space up there. DUH, why didn’t I think to add baskets!

  36. Love this and will be scouring the dollar store TODAY.

    What type of paint did you use? How is it holding up?

  37. I LOVE THIS! Saw on pintrest; next on my project list. My fridge is black and by kitchen is red walls/black countertops/white cabinets. Can’t wait!

  38. What are in the baskets on top of the cabinets? Thanks!

  39. Anonymous says:

    what a terrific idea! did you take the glass out of the picture frames or leave it in before putting the frame on the fridge? thanks!

  40. LOVE the yellow! I’ve never thought of doing a gallery on the fridge–brilliant! I found you on the CSI Organization link-up. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your project!

    ~Abby =)

  41. How fun! What a great way to decorate your fridge, totally cute and completely useful! Thanks so much for sharing this at The CSI Project!

  42. LOVE This idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

  43. That looks great! I really don’t like clutter on my fridge but I do like having pictures and a calendar up – this is a perfect solution!

  44. charlene says:

    I tried this no luck. Must need stronger/larger magnets

    • What kind of magnets did you use? I used the large flat round ones and I used a few on each frame, especially the larger frames.

  45. Absolutely LOVE it!!!!

  46. Natasha says:

    Can I ask where you got the calendar?

  47. Did you leave the glass in? How do you write on the calendar?

  48. Wow! I love your organizing ideas! So cute! I also noticed the numbered baskets above the cupboards. Great idea.

  49. I have a side by side , so I thought I would get matching Dry eraser boards , one calendar and one smaller one and hang it vertically on the “other side ” with the menu for the week .. Thanks so much for the inspiration !

  50. Anne Marie says:

    Brilliant idea. I love pictures and never have enough wall space to display. This is like a bonus spot! Just wondering, did you use spray paint or regular paint. I sometimes use spray paint for projects but have never used on frames. Already found my frames. Can’t wait to start. Oh and regular old Elmer’s glue? I’m off to the craft store as soon as I hear from you!

    • I used spray paint and hot glue for the magnets! Have fun!

      • Anne Marie Anabtawi says:

        Please help. Where did you buy the magnets? I tried Home Depot and Michaels and they had small magnets but the lady said they were super strong. I also used industrial strength glue to glue the magnets but they don’t stay on the frig. They keep sliding down. I thought it was because some of the frames were heavy 8 by 10 and so I thought that was the problem but then I went back and saw you had different sizes. I spray painted all the frames and I’m so frustrated they don’t stay up. I didn’t use a glue gun. Don’t know if that’s it. But before I go buying a glue gun I wanted to ask you. Maybe I need to let the glue dry overnight. I don’t know.

        • Hi there Anne. I bought my magnets at Michael’s You can see the kind that I used in this post:

          Also in that post you can see that I was using much larger (and heavier) frames to put up on a metal sheet. I had to use quite a few magnets on the really heavy frames to get them to hold. Also, if using heavier frames I would stick with something like E6000 glue or Gorilla glue. I used hot glue on the really light weight frames for the fridge.

          I hope some of that helps!!! Good luck!

          • Anne Marie Anabtawi says:

            Thank you! I got the same magnets at Michaels. But I guess I will use more. I just used 4 on the 8 by 10. And I used the E6000 but I will try the gorilla glue. I’ll try again. You know how you just start something and want to finish it? Well that’s me. I just want this project done. Thx again!


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