The Smeggin’ silver fridge magnets
Today one of my favourite TV series is back; Red Dwarf. It returns to Dave and the adverts convince me that this is going to be a gooden (I wasn’t too sure about series 10 but it looks like they’re back to what made them great in the original series’ – so I can’t wait!
In honour of this I thought I’d update the Smeg fridge in our house by making some silvered letters. This article tells all.
What you’ll need
Letters and paint are from eBay – about £2 a piece. Just remember to lay down some newspaper otherwise you’ll ruin the table!
A few notes on spraying the letters
This was just a quick thing I made, I thought I could put the letters up in my room when they’re off the fridge – they’re a nice lil thing to have I think. It’s worth noting a few things I found out pretty quickly:
- Keep the spray quick and build multiple layers. Spraying too much makes the letters look bumpy and some had a bit of an odd texture. A spray every 15 minutes for an hour should do the trick.
- If I wanted to spend more time on this then I’d raise each letter with a bit of blue tack. That way the paint wouldn’t peel off the side of the letter when taking it off the paper; this happened to a few (although you wont see this in the photos).
- After all of this I found that the fridge we have isn’t even metal on the front. FFS haha. I wanted to get an image to tweet though so I stuck blue tack behind the letters. On another note, why is there a fridge called Smeg anyway?