A painted fridge tutorial – using wall paint!
Painting my fridge has been on my ‘TO DO LIST’ for quite some time now! I had seen so many great fridge makeovers shared on my Facebook group as well as on Pinterest and I kept telling myself ‘I really need to do that!’. I never quite plucked up the courage to do it…well until now anyway!
Ithink you’ve got to be fairly brave to paint a fridge…. because its just so un heard of it! I did get some ‘odd’ looks when I mentioned to friends and family what I was doing, but hey that goes with the territory of being a DIY freak so I’m used to it!
I didn’t JUST want to paint my fridge though, I wanted to bring something unique to it as well. I LOVE ball mason jars so I decided to incorporate the notorious jars logo onto the fridge door. I know… totally random! For those that haven’t seen a BALL MASON jar before check out this site Ball Mason Jar Crafts Love
It might be appropriate to add as a disclaimer here that I am in no way affiliated with ball mason jars nor have I made this fridge to sell. Its purely for personal use and pleasure!
This was my fridge before – standard, plain, white, boring….. and now it looks completely different!
The best part is it was done on a cheap budget of 26 pounds (approx 38 dollars)
As always I’ll talk you through how I achieved this look so keep scrolling!
Materials I Used
Fridge (of course)
Wickes sweetcorn yellow paint
Rustins Black Board Paint
Ronseal clear vanrish (matt)
Ronseal dark oak varnish (gloss)
Sand paper or sanding machine
Pencil or crayon
How I Did It
1. First I sanded down the fridge with my sanding machine.
2. Using the crayon I drew out the words ‘BALL MASON’. I copied an image of the jars logo from google.
3. Using the glue gun, I traced over the words. Now this step was quite difficult to do, I had to peel it off and redo it quite a few times as I kept messing it up! Thankfully my hubby stepped in to save the day. It helps that he is a perfectionist and also has a steady hand!
4. Next, I painted the fridge with the Rustins Black Board paint using the foam roller.
5. I left the fridge to dry overnight and this is what I woke up to.
At this point I debated leaving the fridge as it was as I thought it looked great! However on deeper reflection I concluded that a black fridge probably wouldn’t have matched my already black kitchen.. so I carried on painting.
6. I did three coats of the yellow latex paint, with 3 hours drying time in between each coat.
7. Once the final coat was dry, I then started to sand back to show the black undercoat paint.
I focused the sanding to the edges of the fridge as well as the BALL MASON letters.
8. I decided on using varnish to seal the fridge rather than wax as I thought varnish might be more durable.
I mixed the clear varnish with the dark oak varnish in a little bowl and painted it on with the paint brush. I did this to achieve a sort of antique, aged look!
I painted on 3 coats of the varnish mixture.
And thats how I did it! I know it looks slightly out of place in my modern kitchen but that the room will soon be having a makeover of its own pretty soon!
UPDATE: I’ve also made a roll out pantry to fit in the space between my fridge and kitchen counters. Check out the Roll OUT Kitchen Pantry Post or click on the picture below!
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If you’re looking for more Ball Mason Jar crafts ideas, Check out this ‘How to turn Mason Jars blue‘ post from Pastels and Macarons!