I am going to show you how I am starting to up date builder stock appliances when you do not have new appliances in your budget.
Until Terry finds a new job we are on a very tight budget so the builder stock appliances in this town house will have to stay for awhile.
I thought with very little funds, some creative decor crazy and Terry and his tools, maybe we could make these appliances look nice and more up to date.
This post is going to be about the Refrigerator Up Do!!!
|Remember my post on re purposing Terry's grandmothers cabinet to the empty open space above the refrigerator.|
You can see that post here. I wanted the refrigerator to blend more with the above cabinet.
|So we began this refrigerator make over with taking off the handles.|
|We found this very inexpensive trim at Home Depot.|
|Here is the trim put on the original handles. Terry wet the trim and then attached and molded it to the handles. Pretty clever. Now I could use the original handles and just dress them up a little bit.|
|Now even with the refrigerator having a cabinet feel and the new trim pieces it still felt ho hum to me.|
|Yep! It needs something on that long door to feel finished and tie into the cabinet above. So........|
|Added a trimmed out chalk board.|
|So we brushed on the ebony stain and then wiped it with a cloth to give a vintage gray effect to the trim and door|
|So now the refrigerator has a little more gray in it that brings out the trim and off sets the refrigerator from the light gray walls.|
|We had enough trim pieces to trim out the pantry door too.|
|This is an up close picture of the pantry door. You can see the texture the stain gave to the white paint.|
|I did the same stain treatment to the pantry door and trim as the refrigerator. Again good pictures during a cloudy day are a challenge. Sorry this looks a little washed out.|
Now I am on a roll. Next challenge the dishwasher.
Hope you have a great start to the new week. Our temps here in Illinois have dropped to the 70's. Just beautiful open the windows weather now. I know fall is on its way.