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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.

To see more: http://sksartell.blogspot.com/2014/04/sks-fridge-to-vintage-steamer-trunk.html

  • Lori J
    Lori J Broken Bow, NE
    on Apr 28, 2014

    Hmmm...like what I see with certain reservations. Will it weather traffic well, do you think? Would love to see pictures showing more of the kitchen and how the piece fits.

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID
      on Apr 29, 2014

      @Lori J Ahhh. Kids are such darlings. I have ten grandbabies and haven't seen anyone of them go after it with so much as a flyswatter. I did put a very durable hard clear coat so should stand up to hurricane force fingers. Time will tell. sk

  • Cally Doyle
    Cally Doyle Valrico, FL
    on Apr 28, 2014

    I cant bring myself to be negative on a site that I love so much....but......

  • Mitziblueyes
    Mitziblueyes Sedley, VA
    on Apr 28, 2014

    Ur detailing is amazing!!!! Great job on this piece! U must have put a lot of effort in this! Nicely done!!!

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID
      on Apr 28, 2014

      @Mitziblueyes Thanks. A little over the top. yea, you bet. sk

  • Laura
    Laura Livermore, ME
    on Apr 28, 2014

    This is absolutely amazing. I love it so much. Great detail and overall fantastic job. This is so creative I would never have thought of this on my fridge. I am a trunk junkie, so this made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

    • SK on Elderberry
      SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID
      on Apr 28, 2014

      @Laura Thanks Laura. Was fun to do. It's very liberating when you're not afraid of paint...sk

  • Me Myself & DIY
    Me Myself & DIY Philadelphia, PA
    on Apr 28, 2014

    Crazy and brave!

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