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Submitted by:Natasha Banks
Member of: Grillo Designs Home Decorating and Upcycling Group
Black Contact/ Self adhesive book covering
How I did it
First unroll the book covering to the width of the fridge and then add a bit extra just in case.
Then, using the grid as a guide on the back of the black covering I cut 2 squares across, all the way down.
I then aligned this with the bottom of the fridge to make my first stripe! I then cut the second stripe and using the backing of the last stripe as a guide to measure in between the stripes I then made the second stripe.
(See Washing Machine and Kitchen Makeover posts for similar method of upcycling furniture using sticky back vinyl).
Mine are a little bit wonky here and there as the fridge has a curve and isn’t flat, however when I finished the fridge definitely made an impact! You could also cut out shapes like dots, triangles, squares – you’re only limited by your own imagination!
Here is how the fridge looks in my kitchen!
Here is another view.
Hi! I’m Natasha, I live in Australia and I’m a primary school teacher normally. Earlier this year I suffered a minor injury of tearing a disc in my neck which then triggered an unusual response in my brain and I was found to have an autoimmune disease where my brain is telling my white blood cells to attack my nerves. I had to stop working and I’m at home all the time, with barely any outings! Some days I can’t move my arms at all, and other days I can move a little bit! On those days I try to do something in my house to make it beautiful because that’s where I am all the time! I have a wonderful husband who is a policeman and two gorgeous children – Naomie who is 9 but acts like she’s about 30 (she could run the house single handedly!) and Trent who is 8 and is an absolute little terror! I have traveled the world and have gained a lot of inspiration from European and Scandinavian decorating in particular. I’m still learning, still experimenting, but it’s bringing joy to me each day as I have a go!
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Love ur kitchen. I like the fridge transformation! My son in law and myself have an autoimmune diseases. His is very serious and mine not so much. hugs and prayers for many, many more good days than bad.
Very good design. Blends in Really well. Least exspensive that’s me.
I feel inspired by all the lovely pictures. I really want to be a photographer.
Awesome lady, can you do this on a stove? Using the same vinyl stick paper?
This is a show stopper. It’s so bold I love it! I would’ve never guess to use book covering for a refrigerator.
Love this idea! I’d have never come up with this very cool
Fantastic work! You have me inspired!