After years of staring at my plain white appliances, I got bored. And when I get bored, I get a little crazy. So I decided to paint them with one $10 pint of Rustoleum enamel paint in
Regal Red. It took three coats over a weekend, but they look amazing! I followed it up with some spray on poly to help protect it. It's been nearly a year and no chips yet. I used a silver paint pen to add my settings. What I should have done there was placed tracing paper over the knob prongs and meticulously copied my settings, because I left a lot out. Then I could have added a vinyl transfer or used a fine tip paint pen. I may scrape off the paint around the dials and redo it later down the line. Otherwise it was a cheap and easy update! More photos and details here http://www.killerbdesigns.com/10-appliance-m...
For a complete step-by-step detailed tutorial on how I assembled this planter please visit: http://www.thekimsixfix.com/2012/09/pottery-...
My version of the planter is made of cedar fencing and paint stir sticks. I then painted and distressed it to look like the pottery barn version. My total cost was $8. To buy the same sized planter from Pottery Barn would have been $179
Don't be fooled by the look, it's not your "traditional concrete." We replace the stone aggregate in the cement with additives and microfibers. The result is it's a third lighter than stone, won't chip or crack, is stain-proof, and since we mold them in our shop, we can make big tops, with minimal seams.