A reader sent in a request that I do a blog post on organizing above the fridge (thank you for the idea), and while I did actually clean above my fridge and organize it – today’s post is about what I found when I was up there:

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It was tucked into the back of the cupboard – you know, the spot way at the back where, unless you are 7 feet tall, you can’t see without a step stool.

Why on earth was I holding on to these?  They are not at all my style, and I can’t remember a time when they might have been.

Actually, I take that back – clearly destiny knew that I would end up writing a blog and would be looking for a cute tea set to makeover.

Thank you destiny – you were correct!

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I’ll start by saying I made a mistake when I painted these.  I got lazy and didn’t wash them down with TSP first.  You won’t notice in these photos, but it really does make a difference in the quality of paint job you do.  Behind the scenes are little marks that I wouldn’t have had if I’d just taken the extra five minutes to wash all the pieces down properly.

I wanted a pottery sort of look so I chose a white spray paint with a flat finish.  I’m partial to Rustoleum, but I’m sure there are others that will work just as well.

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A few light coats, with drying time in between.

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The finished product really is quite pretty.

I’m not sure where I’m going to display these yet, but after the spray painting, they are for decorative purposes only.

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So much better than before.  Very clean, crisp and fresh – great for Spring or Winter decor.

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Organizing the cabinet to come, but I have to say that this was the most impressive part of the procedure.


Have a great one!

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