1950’s Retro Fridge Makeover

Laura Locke
by Laura Locke
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!
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Laura Locke
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  • Michael Michael on Jun 18, 2017

    Please what is the brand of this fridge?


  • Diane ndfan Diane ndfan on Aug 05, 2018

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

  • Cindy Lynn Cindy Lynn on Jan 11, 2022

    I painted my fridge this year and used the appliance spray enamel. I'm having a terrible time keeping it clean, and also my magnets stick. It's been a year of frustration! I need advice, please?

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  • Katie Katie on Mar 27, 2023

    I’m a very old lady and I remember the release lock on the doors of those refrigerators. Many children suffocated and died bc they couldn’t open the door from inside when hiding or playing in them. Please be very careful.

  • Beth Beth on Jun 27, 2024

    Your design is great. Makes me think of the old VW vans.