Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Face Lift!!!!!

Here is the "face lift" I gave to my dishwasher!!!!!

Before:



I have a stainless steal dishwasher which was ok but I wanted to give her a face lift to make it blend more with my white cabinets.
Inspiration:


Sweet Victoria from Trois Petites Filles took her refrigerator and did this awesome faux french design to it.  You can see her post here.  





After:
Here is my idea of adding some bling to the Dishwasher front.  Everything is removable.  Terry took a piece of mdf wood and we added the vintage chippy frames and trim.  It is all hooked on where the old stainless steel handle was.  So everything is removable if I want it back to the stainless steel look.


The first time I met Susan from Must Love Junk she handed me this lovely chippy leg as a gift.  I remember her saying to me you will do something wonderful with this piece.  So happy I had this old chippy piece it fit perfectly where the old stainless steel handle was.


I think using the old framing I had and this chippy leg just gives this dishwasher a little lift and goes better with my french farmhouse kitchen.  I also love that it is all removable and no extra wholes needed.  This way if I ever want to change it again or back to the original stainless steel look I can do that easily.

So there you have it a new face lift for the dishwasher.  Watch out Stove and Refrigerator I am watching you lol!

Thanks Victoria for your great inspiration.  This was a fun and easy peasy project.
So what do you think?

Have a great Week!
Kris

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116 comments:

  1. Holy crap what a gorgeous new look!!! Love it!

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  2. Well frankly I am speechless. Who knew. I love it so much that I just want to come over and give it a hug. xo Laura

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  3. That is genius, Kris! It looks awesome in your kitchen. And removable too? Great job.

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  4. Hi Kris, this is incredible and I love it. Great job!! Love that it is removable too. The handle is perfect.
    So inspirational!
    XO

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    1. wish that you had made a video so that we could follow step-by-step...Love it..my dishwasher is stained, cannot be removed so this would solve the problem and give the kitchen a very special look. Many thanks for your inspiration.. anna

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  5. Hi Kris, this is incredible and I love it. Great job!! Love that it is removable too. The handle is perfect.
    So inspirational!
    XO

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  6. OMG this is too fun, how is it attached?

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  7. WOWZA!!! That is just amazing Kirs! The fact that it's removable makes it even more fabulous. Great job!

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  8. What I think is that it is the coolest thing ever! And the second thing is that I would take either kitchen, the Before OR the After. Both are gorgeous!

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  9. Oh my word, I would have never thought to do anything like that. It looks amazing.

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  10. OMG, Kris, my mouth is still on the floor! What a great idea and it goes so well with your cute kitchen.

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  11. Ok, this is truly amazing and so different...LOVE it...what a creative mind you have...looks wonderful...found you on Coastal Charm...just started following too...please come on over and visit me too!!...have a great day, Mariaelena

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  12. LOVE IT!!!! Such a clever idea and it looks sooooooo fabulous!!!
    ~Des

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  13. Fabulous!! What a wonderful way to make your dishwasher blend in.

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  14. I love what you did. I love Susan's gift! I also love Victoria. Great job. Hugs.

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  15. Kris,
    You did one amazing job on this DIY project...it looks GREAT and I LOVE the handle!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  16. Girl you are so freakin good!! That looks AMAZING!!

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  17. That is the prettiest dishwasher ever! I love the idea to turn something so mundane into a work of art and it's beautiful! I love the leg as a handle, fantastic!

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  18. WOW!!! Amazing!!!
    The only thing that has stopped us from doing something like this to ours has been the permanency of it. But you say removable. Hmmm... will have to share this with the Mr. :) SWEET!!! Thanks Kris.
    * humming under my breath*

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  19. That is WAY TOO Awesome!! I can't even imagine being creative enough or talented enough to do such a thing! You ROCK!! (And Terry too)!!! Love it!! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

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  20. Kris,
    Oh how stunning a transformation. I love stainless but this door front is absolutely creative perfectness for your kitchen. L-o-v-e it.
    Don't you just feel happy when you turn to a post and get inspiration from the amazing blogging world. Terry and you rocked the door.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  21. Oh what a fantastic idea!
    Looks and fits right in!

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    1. What I was trying to say is you never cease to amaze me, and it looks terrific!

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  23. Wow! I really am impressed!!! You had such a pretty vision for this and you totally brought it to fruition! It looks fantastic! People are going to be pinning this like crazy! Great job, Kris!

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  24. WOW WOW -looks great Kris and I love the chippy leg!

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  25. Very cool idea! It looks great! And, it's extra special because of the handle being a gift. Congrats! It looks really good and so much better than the big spot of stainless from before. :-)

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  26. Wow! What a super idea... I love it!

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  27. That look fits perfectly in your kitchen! I love how you used the leg as a handle. Now you have a one of a kind dishwasher!

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  28. Girlfriend, you are unbelievable!! I knew you were good, but...wow!! I'm so glad that you were able to repurpose my first gift to you! :)
    Susan

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  29. Kris, This is fabulous! Fits your kitchen perfectly.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  30. KRIS! This really is an amazing re-do...and it is PERFECT for your kitchen! WOW, you two did a great job with it!

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  31. OMG. you never cease to amaze me. I would have never guessed that it was a dish washer. It looks wonderful, you clever girl. That Terry sure is a keeper. When he retires as Fire Chief, he can be a master carpenter. He does wonderful and beautiful work.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  32. Kris, I absolutely love that. Your Terry is a handy man. Have you ever seen the show Red Green ?? He is always saying if you can't be handsome, you better be handy...your Terry is both. So is my Teddy Bear. :):) Isn't it sweet to use that piece that Susan gave you. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  33. You blow my mind Kris - it's just fabulous - ( that you come up with these ideas in the first place and that they get done !!! )
    I've never seen anything like it - although I've been in love with that fridge for a long time - you've really taken it to the next level !!!
    Just gorgeous !
    xoxo

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  34. What a fantastic result! Great design. It adds so much to your cottage kitchen. I'm in awe as usual!

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  35. Like wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! Your dishwasher looks amazing Kris. I love it. It blends in so well, but also has so much character. Just beautiful. x Julie

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  36. Kris, it looks amazing. Best face lift I have ever seen :)

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  37. And this, my friend, is why your house is leaps and bounds above the rest!! You and your hubby have vision and talent.

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  38. Fabulous idea, Kris, and I love how it blends in so nicely with your cabinets! The icing on the cake...you can change it back if you want. Do you lay in bed at night thinking up new projects?? :-)))) You always come up with great ideas.
    Mary Alice

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  39. WOW..I love the new look and it blends in so well with your cabinets!! Much better than stainless in my opinion!!!
    warmly,
    deb

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  40. It is so perfect for your kitchen. I love it. It is adorable and you are a genius. That fridge is absolutely adorable too.

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  41. Amazing and ingenious! I am floored by the transformation and the idea, Kris....and yet not at all surprised by your creativity! ;)

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  42. OMGosh are you kidding me? LOVE this transfomtion! Absolutely brilliant...fabulous idea and the best part is that you can change it back to the stainless look. Now just speechless. :D

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  43. I really like the facelift to your dishwasher! Nancy

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  44. WOW.....that's great!!!! Looks absolutely awesome!!!
    diane @ thoughts and shots

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  45. I love that refrigerator that was your inspiration, Kris! I had pinned that myself. We have stainless appliances, too, which the hubby wanted, but personally, I don't really care for them. I love how you've covered yours up this way. It suits your home and your kitchen!

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  46. Oh Kris, that looks amazing! Now you just inspired me to try it on my dishwasher. Thank you again. I am so honored.

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  47. Oh Kris, that looks amazing! Now you just inspired me to try it on my dishwasher. Thank you again. I am so honored.

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    1. Thank you so much Victoria for all the inspiration. I love your refrigerator and it gave me the inspiration to do my dishwasher.
      Kris

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  48. Love, love, love your dishwasher transformation...it's so pretty!!
    ~Cindy

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  49. It looks amazing! That is going to inspire a whole lot of people! Now I am looking at my appliances differently :) Did you see the lady who painted her washer and dryer pink polka dots?

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  50. My goodness, that is gorgeous! I would never have thought.... Now you have me thinking... I found you via Wow Us Wednesday today :)

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  51. Hi Kris,
    Well that is just fabulous!! I am speechless actually. I want to do mine now :) can you share how you attached it? I just know a bunch of us would try this. Thanks Kris, have a great day

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    1. Hi Deezie,
      It is pretty easy to do. My hubby took a piece of thin mdf cut it to fit the front of the dishwasher and then we attached all the framing and staircase for the handle onto this piece of board. He removed the stainless steel handle on the dishwasher and used those holes to attach the piece of wood with the new handle. So nothing had to be changed on the original dishwasher allowing us if need be to put the old handle back on and bring it back to the original look. Hope that helps. If you need any more info just email me and I would be glad to answer any questions.
      Kris

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    2. I LOVE this! I saw Victoria’s fridge and loved that and instantly thought of my dishwasher too! I love what you did with the frames and leg is Award Winning for the chippy farmhouse category! I don’t have a removable protruding handle on my dishwasher so have been stuck on how to mount this. Did Terry use some Command picture hanger strips too for the lower body of it or how did he attach it other than via the handle? Not sure how well those strips would hold with the heat of the dishwasher. Any thoughts from Terry on a solution for this? Thanks!

      I can't wait to see what you do with your fridge and stove - thanks for all this inspiration!

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    3. The first thing we did was to take a piece of thin wood and cut it to the size of the dishwasher front. Painted that white and then attached the frames to the wood with wood staples. Then the two holes that were already attaching the stainless steal handle are the holes my husband used to attach the stair leg for the new handle. He put a spacer between stair leg and thin piece of wood everything is attached too. He used bolts to attached the top of the piece where the handle is and used two sided tape at the bottom and sides of the wood to have it stay in place on the front of the stainless steel front of the dishwasher. This way everything is removable if need be. Pretty easy. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me.
      Kris

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  52. Great and clever idea!! It looks awesome. It inspire me a lot
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  53. ahhhhhh!!!! LOVE this idea...but even more we LOVE that chippy leg as the handle...brilliant!! Enjoy that "new" look...it's perfect in your kitchen!
    with much admiration,
    Karla & Karrie

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  54. What a genius idea. I love it!
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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  55. It rocks! YOU rock!!! Lovin' your kitchen even more. :)
    xoxo,
    Lin

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  56. No way!!! That is the best dishwasher cover I've seen so far. Genius using the spindle as a handle and having it attach to the dishwasher from there. You two are the Dynamic DIY Duo!
    Question: Being attached at the top, how does it stop from swaying/moving at the bottom when you open and close the dishwasher? Curious minds need to know ;)
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  57. as they say in jolly ol' England.....brilliant!!!!

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  58. Fantastic idea - I LOVE IT!!!! I think everyone who reads this post will be looking at their dishwasher fronts and thinking about making a change! Just so perfect for your kitchen!

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  59. This is amazing! I would never have thought of the dishwasher as a candidate for a makeover but it is perfect.

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  60. Now isn't that just wonderful? Yes you are a star today
    You thank God for Terry LOL
    what I would give for a handy man

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  61. That is so great!!!! Love the idea! You have such an eye!

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  62. Kris your dishwasher is so amazing!!! You can not even tell that you have one, and to think that you just have to lift it off. How great is that? You are a genius! Did I tell you that I love It! Jo

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  63. Kris! I think you've started something. This is by far the best appliance makeover! That hubby of yours could make these and sell them. Beautiful!

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  64. Oh my, heavens! I'm breathless, Miss Kris! I totally agree with Sherry. . .the best appliance makeover ever and you and Terry could have a side business for sure. I'm pinning this because it's just so doggone awesome! xo Nancy

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  65. This is amazing! All you need to keep it in place are the two handle screws? No screws in the bottom? It look fabulous and goes so well with the other architectural pieces and that wonderful farm sink! I wish I could add ore interest to mine but I don't think it has a regular handle that comes off. I may be able to take the panel off and replace it with something. Hmmm......I'll have to put my brain to that one! Thanks for sharing another one of yours and Terry's inspirational projects! Hugs, Leena

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  66. Oh my gosh !! Who would have thought !! Love it !! You are so talented !!❤️❤️❤️
    Hugs !
    Cathy Thompson

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  67. This is truly awesome Kris!!!!...you are right...the dishwasher blends so beautifully with your kitchen....perfection...and how great that you were able to use that piece from Susan...sweet memories of her giving that to you whenever you open the dishwasher!....Between your ideas and your hubby's awesome talent...you two work miracles!!!...Love, love it!!!

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  68. You are one clever couple! This is an amazing transformation.

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  69. Kris, The dishwasher face lift is stunning! You and Terry need your own show! Full of beautiful ideas~~~Roxie

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  70. be still my heart! Just when I've seen everything . . .your dishwasher actually made my heart race. Like when you've had too much coffee.
    It is amazing. I love it. x3.
    How does it come off without making holes in the stainless. Just wondering. I would never change it.
    Thanks for the excitement. Beats a rollercoaster any day. lol
    *Smiles*

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  71. Well of course you gave your dishwasher a face lift. And as always it is gorgeous! Love all of the layering and the fact that it is removable is wonderful as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  72. Wow! This is so great idea! Beautiful!!
    Hugs,
    Vesna

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  73. OMG Kris this is amazing! I love it to pieces. Thank you for sharing over at THT!

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  74. What an awesome, idea and wonderful outcome!!! Love it!!!! Karen @ A Cape Cod Nest.

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  75. oh my gosh! kris, this looks so charming in your kitchen! the frames and susan's gift are such clever ideas!

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  76. STUNNING!!!! I just love it. I see a trend happening.

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  77. Amazing idea and the result is breathtaking!

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  78. Being number 86 to comment, I'm sure you don't need to hear how wonderful it is again, but just had to say what a fantastic job you did.

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  79. Kris, That is a fantastic idea. I am so sick of trying to keep my stainless steel pieces looking good that I could fly! You and Terry are a great pair together. Would you call that Brain and Brawn? Wonder Woman and Superman? Mutt and Jeff? No, forget that last one. I just LOVE it!!! xo Diana

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  80. I just love it! That's what blogging is all about, taking inspiration and making it your own.
    It looks amazing.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  81. Oh, my goodness!

    You always do lots of great things in your house, but I think this one takes the cake. It looks great and is so creative.

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  82. Kris this is the coolest thing ever. I love, love this and I am going to show this to John. Although I don't think this will work in our kitchen with our cabinets. You and Terry always amaze me

    Cindy

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  83. Oh my gosh.....this is the coolest dishwasher I've ever seen!!! I'm going to show my husband, but I know he will say it's not going to work in our kitchen....blah, blah, blah. I LOVE what you and your honey did, Kris! So neat!
    Debbie
    xo

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  84. Oh my gosh.....this is the coolest dishwasher I've ever seen!!! I'm going to show my husband, but I know he will say it's not going to work in our kitchen....blah, blah, blah. I LOVE what you and your honey did, Kris! So neat!
    Debbie
    xo

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  85. Holy smokes Kris! That looks great! I love that you used a leg that was a gift from a blogger. She was right...you did do something wonderful with it!

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  86. OMGosh! Kris! This is amazing! Looks so pretty with the rest of your kitchen! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the Showcase so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/02/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty.html Hope to see you again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  87. I absolutely love this!! I'm getting ready to makeover our kitchen and now this has my head spinning. :) ~ Susan@simplystonecreek

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  88. Wow! This makes your dishwasher into a beautiful work of art, Kris! You two are geniuses!

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  89. Absolutely brilliant! LOVE LOVELOVE! :)

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  90. It looks perfect in your kitchen. Perfection!!!!!

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  91. What a great idea...love it! loooks Great!

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  92. How could I not feature you my friend? You're just too darn creative! lol! I appreciate you sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  93. Uh oh.....this is amazing! the whole thing "hangs" using the holes from the dishwasher handle?? How is it secured?? Please explain and show more....I could so do this.....
    Uh oh, watch out appliances....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  94. I adored Victoria's fridge make-over and now I am in love with your dishwasher's new look too Kris. How inspiring you both are. I'm featuring this on Shabbilicious Friday this week, so others can see your clever transformation.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  95. WOW! That is absoutely stunning! And what a great idea! Allso love the curtains under your sink<3
    I`m stopping by from over Share Youre Cup Thursday. Thanks for sharing:)

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  96. Utterly beautiful! Any ideas to make a washing machine gorgeous? No, me neither...

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  97. So creative and beautiful. Ingenious. Love it!

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  98. Such a great idea!! It looks absolutely stunning.. I LOVE It!

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  99. Great job! Are you worried about the MDF holding up with the moisture?

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      The stainless steel door is still on the dishwasher so this is attached to the outside of that so no water will get to it. So it will hold up great. Thank you for your visit. You are a no reply blogger so I hope you will come back to see I answered your question here. Have a great week end.
      Kris

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  100. Thanks Kris. I was thinking more every time you open the dishwasher it gets hit with moisture...

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  101. Hi! I would love to do the same because my dishwasher has an ugly dent in it. How did you get your handle off?

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    1. It just unscrewed from the other side. Easy Peasy.
      This does hide things like dents lol!!! Good Luck.
      Kris

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