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SK's Old Dinged Refrigerator*Vintage Steamer Trunk

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SK's old black fridge get a facelift with sculpture and paint.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
Thanks to Modern Master Metal Effects Paint. And yes this does take some courage. But I have never been afraid of paint. It can be re-painted just as easily. Frightened? No...
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
I sanded the entire surface and painted it with a good bonding primer.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
Using a Wood Frosting puddy I sculptured leather bands.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
The buckles were also sculptured.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
I painted the fridge with a deep chocolate.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
I used a crackle medium and when dry I painted the entire surface a scarlet.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
Hand sculpturing the bands and the buckles.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
The sculptured bands and buckles were painted a deep iron metal effects paint from Modern Masters.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
Rusty and corroded iron bands and buckles. Copper patina is painted on the rivets.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
The main body is painted with a damask stencil in nine layers of four different reds.
I matt coated the old rusty iron bands and buckles, then waxed and buffed the damask. This has turned out seriously awesome next to my red cabinetry.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
Corroded and loved.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
I love the detail on my new vintage steamer trunk refrigerator. Go ahead I know you want to roll your eyes.
Take your best shot. If you like it I am humbled, If you don't go ahead I can take it.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
These pictures might put things into perspective. It makes me smile. So just that makes it worth the effort.
  • sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling
Scared of paint? Me? Not! If and when I become tired of the brothel red I will paint it cream and antiqued it again. No harm, No foul. sk
ps. I have added a post concerning the other cabinets. Thanks for asking.
http://www.hometalk.com/3602751/do-with-what-...

To see more: http://sksartell.blogspot.com/2014/04/sks-fridge-to-vintage-steamer-trunk.html

  • Sandra Baker

    Awesome! Very creative!

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      Thanks so much Sandra. It's a pleasure to have you visit.
      SK Sartell
      sksartell.blogspot.com

  • Alicegepp5

    One of the coolest things I have ever seen - best re-do ever!!

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      Wow! Thanks Alice. He was a fun little project. Im onto a black one as we speak. Merry Christmas and thanks for joining in. sk
      sksartell.blogspot.som

  • Boscogirlnbr1

    OMG !!! This is AMAZING I just love steampunk u have so given me so many different ideas that I want to try thank you so much for inspiration

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      Wow! Thanks. I just finished a black one but haven't written about it yet. They are tons of fun. SK on Elderberry

  • Diana Gamez
    Diana Gamez Bakersfield, CA

    This was really amazing! never seen anyone do anything to a fridge! I give you a rating of 10 out of 10, beautifully done, GREAT JOB!

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      Thank you Diana. It was such fun. I'm onto finishing a black damask one now. Pics soon.
      Thank you for joining.in.
      SK on Elderberry

  • Kittyshells1933

    I would if I had an old thing to try it on. I think what you accomplish with that old fridge is just incredible !!

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