So when I posted about our sexy new refrigerator, I realized that I never posted about our old one!
Right after we got married, we needed a refrigerator for our old house. And with a “just married” budget, we needed somethin’ cheap! And so a $60 old black refrigerator entered our lives. It wasn’t pretty, but it worked!
And if necessity is the mother of invention… Then ugliness is the father of creativity! 🙂
And so started the update that made this refrigerator workable for 2 more years!
we and when I say we actually mean Handsome Man sanded the front like crazy with an orbital sander.
we and when I say we actually mean Handsome Man removed the handles, smeared heavy-duty adhesive all over the front and started covering it with wainscoting.
Then… And I missed a picture. But just imagine ratchet straps like these around the top and bottom. Great way to keep the wainscoting snug up against the refrigerator while the glue dried since we weren’t able to use nails.
Then I just caulked all the cracks and it was ready for paint.
I (and when I say “I,” I actually mean I!) painted it a couple shades lighter than the cupboards to avoid so much of the same gray…
Re-attached the handles…
And boom! Customized refrigerator!
It wasn’t ideal perhaps… But it made a $60-dinged-and-dented-paint-splattered-old-refrigerator last 2 years. PLUS we sold it for $40 on Craigslist after we got our new one, so I’d say that’s a SCORE!