Lets Turn Ugly Old Fridge Into Shabby French Beauty

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I have a very old fridge that needed serious TLC. Since I couldn't afford a new one, I started to make it look like a French armoire. This is what it used to look like.
I get most of my best ideas at two in the morning. I find myself wide awake with such excitement while trying to figure out how I would logically turn this idea into a reality. Then the torture of waiting all day the next day until we are free to head out to Home Depot or where ever the destination is. The guys from Home Depot know us pretty well. Here comes the little crazy lady with two kids in the cart asking them about some outrageous projects. I painted it with a coat of Chalk Paint® in Duck Egg and added some appliques from Home Depot. Here it is now.
It may not be for everyone but it fits perfectly into our house.
For less than $100, I think it looks pretty good. : )

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3 questions
  • Pau21997880
    on Mar 29, 2017

    How did you prepare the refrigerator for the paint and what kind of glue for the appliques. Yours is beautiful.

  • Aja12405329
    on May 16, 2017

    It's exquisite! Very clever enjoy!
  • Teeka Thompson
    on Apr 19, 2018

    Did you have to sand your fridge before painting it? Can you give us details on how to do our fridges? I know I'm not the only one that LOVES what you did. I have a very old house and my fridge would look great like this. Thx.

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  • Mare
    on Aug 26, 2019

    Yes! The refrigerator make over is fantastic. More details on materials used would be great. Did the chalk paint need a polyurethane sealer? Or did you use dark wax? How has the paint job held up with use and cleaning?

  • Jackson Mari
    on Jun 21, 2020

    Awesome 👏

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