I make at least one crockpot meal a week, which means my very
ugly "not-my-style" crockpot is on display frequently. For an appliance that makes so many appearances I figured it was about time to help it "blend" into my kitchen a bit better.
I've wanted to paint my refrigerator with chalkboard paint for some time, but since Matt outlawed that idea I figured I'd start small. It was a really simple project and the hardest part was waiting 4 days to be able to write on it!
One perk I didn't even think of until it was done is that for potlucks and parties I can just label the dish! Also for friends with food allergies I can clearly mark anything I want, right on the dish. Maybe the chalkboard paint will grow on Matt and we'll have a chalkboard fridge soon! (This won't be the last of the chalkboard paint you'll be seeing...)
7/29/13 Edit: This has become such a popular post and so many people want to know how to make their own chalkboard painted crockpot that I wanted to answer a few questions!
#1- Did you prime?? No, but that was the quick and lazy method. Primer always helps for better adhesion so it would probably be best to prime it first. With good primer I don't think there is a need to sand the actual crockpot gloss down.
#2- Spray on or Brush on Chalkboard Paint?? I used brush on but only because I already had it out for my chalkboard doors and I was looking for things to use it up on. If I were to do it all over I'd go with the chalkboard spray paint because it's easier to avoid brush strokes.
#3- Does it hold up under heat and washing?? Yes. I do not submerge the outer part, but I have wiped it off many times. As for the heat it handles it fine even when it is very hot to the touch during cooking.