Laura Locke
Laura Locke
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  • Covington, TN

1950’s Retro Fridge Makeover

I found this cute little fridge on a local swap site and just had to have it even if it didn’t work. Got there, offered half the price and she said yes! And... it works!! Paid a whopping $40. Score!
Painting the details
Painting the details

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4 questions
  • Nil13700734
    on Nov 27, 2016

    What kind of paint to use?

  • Faithe Hill
    on Mar 27, 2017

    How did you obtain the stainless steel look

  • Michael
    on Jun 18, 2017

    Please what is the brand of this fridge?
    • LaNell
      on Aug 10, 2017

      It says 'Crosley' on the door. I remember when my mom got her first refrigerator, it was a 'Crosley Shelvador'. One of the first refrigerators with shelves In the door. Before that we only had an 'ice box' and had to go to town to buy Ice. We lived in the country. Thanks for the memories.

    • Michael
      on Aug 11, 2017

      Ok, thanks :)
    • Danielle Odin
      on Aug 23, 2017

      Crosley was a very good brand. And the shelves in the door that was invented and developed by a woman. If you remember the story of Cheaper by the Dozen, Galbreth (sp) they had 13 children and 11 lived. When her husband died, she could only work on things that had to do with women and family, even though she had umpteen degrees and was honered with all sorts of trophies and medals, etc. In 1924, I believe, she got somebody to look at her shelves in the refrigerator. The woman was a genius. Look her up on Google.
  • Diane ndfan
    on Aug 5, 2018

    What kind of paint did you use would like to redo mine too

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  • Joanie
    on Dec 3, 2017

    You have your self a frig that will last forever!!! It is quite a beauty whatever color you paint it!! I know it well......
  • Ro
    on Jan 20, 2018

    This gave me a chuckle! 1975 - first husband - first shared apartment - very broke! Dug a frig as old as yours out of a friends barn - covered with chicken s___. My artistic husband painted it to look like a Campbell's Soup Can!
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