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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

  • Jul
    Jul Lapeer, MI

    OMG! Who could not LLLLLLLLLLLLOVE your artwork on the fridge...I WANT NOW! WOW..you are freaking awesome!

  • Jul
    Jul Lapeer, MI

    What did u use to adhere the buckles and bands after they were scupltured? I had a previous post but I see it disappeared. Just love this...you are so gifted!

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      The band's were done directory on the fridge. I just used tape to tape off the area and sculpted the bands.
      I used a contractor glue to attach the buckles.
      Have fun.
      SK on Elderberry

  • Teresa
    Teresa Canada

    freaking fantastic!!! I am so jealous!! I want your kitchen, LOL

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      Well....Sold this kitchen, working on a new one. I thank you for visiting.
      My new kitchen is in the Northern woods of the Idaho Rockies. and it's black cream and teal. The new fridge is black damask. I will post when I have him finished.
      Thanks

  • Oms321
    Oms321 Fredonia, NY

    seriously amazing!

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      That's awesome. I'm Scottish. Campbell Clan. Have a great one. sk

  • Sheila
    Sheila Van, TX

    I absolutely love it all!!! I'm not scared of paint either... I would love some ideas for my kitchen. I'm slowly getting the 80's out from when we bought it 2 years ago.

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      Hi Sheila and thank you.
      I'm on the countdown to finishing another fridge in black. Here's a preview. SK on Elderberry

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