<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=996690293685739&ev=PageView&noscript=1" />
119K Views

SK's Old Dinged Refrigerator*Vintage Steamer Trunk

3 hours ago
119K Views
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

  • Pamela
    Pamela Milton, FL

    I will have to say... THAT is the most AWESOME refrigerator makeover I have ever seen!!! We have a black one in our RV (and hate it... it's so dark) and we have been collecting all the items needed to make ours similar. I'm going to try starting it

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      Hi Pamela.
      The original ref. was black so I didn't need to paint it dark. The body is layers of different shades of red. The straps and handles were painted with Modern Masters Metal Effects Paint. You can find them online. They are awesome to work

  • Pamela
    Pamela Milton, FL

    Thank you sooooo much for sharing your MARVELOUS work!

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      Thanks Pamela. He was such fun to create.
      I'm in the process of creating a black damask double sided fridge. I will post asap.
      SK on Elderberry

  • 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

­