How to Hide an Ugly (or Used to Be Ugly) Fridge in Plain Sight.
I had a small fridge that had seen prettier days; it has paint and stain on it and the worst was hidden by fridge magnets. I wanted one in my café room - and was not buying a new one since I have this one in storage .. soo
Time for a make-over for the fridge.
I wanted it pretty and, I wanted to hide it at the same time
Before: Ready for a make over... the fridge waits in anticipation of beauty...
Measure and record size carefully. Give a light sanding to the whole fridge and a heavy sanding to any plastic parts
I did not have enough mod-podge so I made some. Mix - 1 cup of glue and 1/3 cup of water. Plus since I wanted it to be a bit shiny I added 2 tablespoons of polycrylic gloss.
I cut the paper I wanted on the top to size first and put it aside.
Mod-podge the top
and put on the paper. I used a sponge to flatten areas that had a tad too much mod podge under it ~ be careful if you do this it can abrade the paper.
Then carefully tuck corners, and apply more glue, if needed.
Top done and allowed to dry while I had a cup of tea
"Faux bead board" wall paper, called Wall Doctor since it will hide most wall flaws. Since I had measured carefully at the beginning I cut all my wall paper pieces, in advance of putting them on. It is pre-pasted wall paper so I did soak it but since I did not have a wallpaper tray, I used my bathtub and didn't take photos!
I peeled off the plastic brand name label and taped two pieces of paper together to get the width I needed for the template for the curved front area of the fridge. I then tape it to the fridge and used a pencil to make the shape. I then cut out the paper,
and used it for a template to cut the arc in my pre cut wall paper
And after soaking the wall paper I applied mod podge to the front of the fridge and put the paper on.
I did this to all sides and the painted it to match the room it would go in.
In the café room.
Pretty and hidden all at once. I am pleased!
Published February 22nd, 2017 4:58 PM
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