SK's Old Dinged Refrigerator*Vintage Steamer Trunk

SK's old black fridge get a facelift with sculpture and paint.
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...
I sanded the entire surface and painted it with a good bonding primer.
Using a Wood Frosting puddy I sculptured leather bands.
The buckles were also sculptured.
I painted the fridge with a deep chocolate.
I used a crackle medium and when dry I painted the entire surface a scarlet.
Hand sculpturing the bands and the buckles.
The sculptured bands and buckles were painted a deep iron metal effects paint from Modern Masters.
Rusty and corroded iron bands and buckles. Copper patina is painted on the rivets.
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.
Corroded and loved.
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.
These pictures might put things into perspective. It makes me smile. So just that makes it worth the effort.
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.

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  • Teresa
    on Nov 30, 2015

    This is freaking awesome!!! Come to my house please! I hope it was a new fridge. It needs to survive a long time. I did not look through all the comments, so I apologize if this has been answered, but how long did the process take you? You are truly talented to come up with this!!

    • Carol Bellinger
      Carol Bellinger
      on Jul 5, 2018

      Your amazing. And brothal red... is that what you call it 🙃🙃 that style is going to be so amazing in my pirate tiny house. The color is perfect

  • Beth Hall Holman
    Beth Hall Holman
    on Oct 12, 2016

    Oh WOW I LOVE THIS FRIDGE!!! It is scary to think of all that work but omg it's amazing. How did you come up with this idea? I just love it. I need to barrow you because I don't think I could do this. Great idea I'm just overwhelmed at all the steps. You've given me an idea I just don't know how to get it started. Help???!

  • Kit10756228
    on Apr 18, 2017

    What print did you use for your beautiful Logo?
    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry
      on Apr 18, 2017

      I searched online for dandilion fluff and music notes. Take Da!

      I copied it into my Photoshop program and played.

      Good luck. I'm glad you like it.

      SK on Elderberry

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  • SK on Elderberry
    SK on Elderberry
    on Dec 26, 2019

    Thank you Jenn. I get a bit carried away with color. I can’t make it stop😂😂😂😂


  • Beth
    on Jan 23, 2020

    I am an artist, I was severely damaged trapped in a fire 5 yrs ago. Paint means pain these days, and I've got to freak in the this!! It's totally awsome. Thanks for the inspiration it's needed and greatly appreciated.

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