Creative ways to give your fridge a facelift
By Sunshine Menefee
While stainless steel appliances are becoming more affordable, they still aren’t cheap. Running out and replacing a perfectly fine refrigerator is’t practical, but sometimes things just need updated. There are options out there for those of us who don’t have the budget for a new ice box. From painting to tape to faux stainless steel, these options may be just what the designer ordered.
The sky’s limit when it comes to painting your fridge. There are specialty products out there for just this purpose. You can make it standout or blend in. The choice is yours. This option is also budget-friendly and doesn’t require a lot of DIY knowledge.
2. Custom Panels
Custom wood panels are simply gorgeous. They make the refrigerator blend in with the rest of the cabinetry. While most are outfitted during kitchen remodels, cabinet makers do offer after-market options, so to speak. These can get pricey, but if you stick to a budget, you can still come in under the price of a new fridge.
3. Chalkboard it
Chalkboard paint is all the rage and a fridge is the perfect spot for it. Keep reminders and shopping lists right where you need them. Budding artists will also love this blank slate.
4. Make it stainless steel
If you just love the look of stainless steel, there is another option. Paint makers now make “stainless steel” paint. You can get the look for less. Plus, it’s still magnetic.
5. Cover it in wallpaper
This is one of my favorite options. Turn your wasted space into a design statement with peel and stick wallpaper. Simply cut it to size and apply it for a fun and fresh look.
6. Tape it up
Similar to wallpaper, but with washi or duct tape. It might take a little longer, but as you can see, the results are stunning! You can have a designer fridge in no time.
7. Add appliqués
Adding decorative wood accents is a great way to add personality to a facade. This look fits right into a shabby chic or rustic home. Combined with paint, it has a beautiful worn patina.
Don’t dismay any longer about your boring fridge. Help is right around the corner with these creative updates. Good luck and we would love to see your photos of updated fridges.