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SK's Old Dinged Refrigerator*Vintage Steamer Trunk

RE-DECORATING on Jun 26, 2016
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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

  • Leslie
    Leslie Methuen, MA

    OMG thank you for sharing, simply beautiful. If I were closer I would offer my help. I am in New England which is having a relatively mild winter.
    If I may give you some encouragement, great works usually take a toll on the creator because love is

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      @Leslie Thank you Leslie. I do need to take the time to breathe and enjoy the process. It's hard to live in a mess, but I can be patient while I'm getting the look I want. Eclectic Crazy Farm house.. Love hearing from you. SK on ELderberry

  • Leslie
    Leslie Methuen, MA

    I Totally understand, and thank you :)

  • Aspadistra Pronk
    Aspadistra Pronk United Kingdom

    Wow! That is simply gorgeous!

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      @Aspadistra Pronk Thank you. He was fun to play with. sk on elderberry

  • Lyn
    Lyn Canada

    My eyes where dazzled when I saw your photos! You my dear, are brilliant!! Fantabulous! xxxxoo!!

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      @Lyn Well thank you. What a sweet message to get on the Sabbath.
      He was fun to play with.
      SK on Elderberry

  • Anna M.S.
    Anna M.S. Lakeland, FL

    Fantastic. I'm going to go bold with the molding on my 1990's contractor's kitchen/bathroom cabinets. Before, I was just going to paint!

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      @Anna M.S. Like people say " Go Bold or Go Home" I love color and texture. This makes me a dangerous painter I guess. SK on ELderberry

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