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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

  • Maryamumer605

    Good idea very innovative and bold step and the result was superb

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      Thank you Maryamumer605.. it was a fun project. I have completed a new one in black. Will post soon. Thanks for visiting. SK on Elderberry

  • Marchelle Clarke
    Marchelle Clarke Eustis, FL

    I am brave, weird and artistic....and I am so impressed with this project. Particularly the way you incorporated it with the red walls and fireplace to the right. Good job...

  • Siouxz
    Siouxz Clearwater, FL

    Absolutely fabulous!!!

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

      Thanks Kimberly. Nice to have you visit. SK on Elderberry

  • James W Douglas
    James W Douglas Big Island, VA

    Brilliant!!!!!!!

  • 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

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