Fridge Update

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WOW what a week! It’s been one of those weeks. We’ve had 70 mph wind storms (will show pictures further down in the post),  I removed my base cabinets, counter tops & sink, I started construction of my Dry Goods Cabinet (post to come), I painted my fridge, and I started participating in Link Parties.

You’ll have to bare with me, as the first link parties I participated in what last Saturday, and I just discovered that I was featured at Too Much Time On My Hands Fabulous Feature Friday! Trying to do the happy dance while writing this post is proving to be fun 😉

OK so on to the reason we are here.



Before & After Fridge


It had to be done. And I’m so glad that I did it.

You see I lost my stove…it’s gone. Never to return.

In it’s place I have a got a Convection Oven/Microwave Combo and a two burner cook top (yet to arrive), because really that’s all I really need (well that and my crock pot…)

Convection Oven Microwave


It fits all the things I use in my oven (including my roasting pans), uses less power and emits less heat when in use. Best part is it takes up less space.

Problem was that between my oven and my new dishwasher, the fridge no longer worked. All appliances, except the fridge, where stainless steal.


But Rust-Oleum’s Metallic Paint & Primer In One spray paint in Dark Steel was absolutely in the budget. 🙂

Just one other small problem….



There is a reason why people like me should not be allowed to use spray paint, in the house, without a drop cloth… 🙂

Which brings me to one of my favorite products….


I love this stuff. Poor it on, go check out Pinterest or Facebook for 15 to 20 minutes then give it a light scrub and it’s all off.

I’ll have to do a better job for the final clean but the worst of it is up 😉

So tell me do you have any secret weapons for covering up / removing your mistakes?

If so I’d love to hear about them.



I’ll be sharing at these awesome parties. Check out my party page to share the love. 

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23 thoughts on “Fridge Update

  1. The fridge turned out wonderful. We did repaint a tub once, but never a fridge. They have such great products out there now days. Wow, on the job Goo Gone did! I would never have thought it would take that completely away. Congrats on your first feature. I’m sure there will be many more to come. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
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    • Absolutely! It’s probably going to be a while before I do the full kitchen reveal as I’m planning on making several decor items to go with it, so I can include an update with it. But if it helps, my mother painted several of our appliances when I was a child (she used cabinet paint) and it stood up for well over 10 years…

  2. Wow! I can’t believe you A) were able to spray paint and have it look so good and b) were able to get the spray paint off the floor! Go you! (Found you through the Kraft linky)

  3. Wow! The fridge looks great! When I saw the floor I kind of freaked. I had no idea goo gone could take spray paint off a floor. That is a great tip! Thanks for sharing this and your awesome menu board at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!

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  4. Amazing transformation! I have seen appliance paint before, but have never thought to just use regular spray paint. I’m visiting from the Start at Home Paint Party.

    o by now you know my love of all things baked! My trick is to bake for other people or else I’d be the size of my house! A friend gave me this recipe when I was newly married and it’s been in the rotation ever since. I typically make this in the fall, but since it only requires an apple or two, you can make it year round.

    Apple Blondies/Brownies
    Apple Blondies

    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup white sugar
    2 eggs
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    1 1/2 cup All-Purpose flour
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1/8 tsp salt
    2 tsp. cinnamon
    1 cup (about 2 small) peeled and chopped apples
    1/2 cup chopped nuts…and in my house this means PECANS!

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla in a mixer on medium speed. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; add to mixer and combine wet and dry ingredients. Stir in apples and nuts (I do this by hand). Spread into greased 9 x 13″ pan. Bake for 35- 40 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream!
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    • Thanks Morgaine. I love goo gone for it’s life saving qualities 😉

      PS – I will be adding your Totally Tuesday Link Party to my list of parties to participate in.

  5. Hi, visiting from the Blog Hop at Creative Home Expressions. Questions! (1) Did you do any special prep work on the fridge before you painted (like cleaned it with some super-soap or something?) (2) Did you do anything to keep the paint from spraying in TO the fridge’s insides — like taping up some plastic or something inside or something (sort of like what you do when you want to keep sanding dust out of the next room) and masking off with tape? (3) How many coats and how many cans of spray paint? (4) Did you sand in-between coats if you put on more than one coat? I know, lots of questions, but I’m very curious. I admire your willingness to take a chance — I think it takes a great deal of nerve to paint one’s appliances like this. Do you have more pics? Maybe it’s just my eyes, but the after pic the fridge looks black to me. Am now going to take a look at other posts on what you’re doing with your kitchen. Love me a good kitchen re-do!

    • Hi Jan, thanks for stopping by and your questions. I’ll try to answer them in order…
      1.) I washed the fridge with regular soap and water just to get the dust off…but other than that nothing special.
      2.) I decided to paint after I went grocery shopping and didn’t want my food to go bad while I was painting the fridge so I just left the doors closed…this seemed to work for my just open the doors every once in a while (like to grab food…) to prevent it from sealing shut
      3.) I used 5 cans of spray paint and only did one coat but I focused on one side until I couldn’t see any white
      4.) I didn’t sand in between coats, as I only did the one and the can claims you don’t kneed too
      As for the colour, it did turn out dark, and I’m considering lighting it up a bit…as for more pictures, I will be releasing more as I work towards the final kitchen reveal…
      You’ll want to stay tuned over the next month or so as I work towards completion (it’s taking me a little longer than I would like as I also have to work…)
      Hope this helps.

      • Thanks for the reply, Ricki. You are FEARLESS, that’s for sure. I would have thought painting something as large as a fridge would be a massive undertaking and it would daunt the heck out of me! Not that I’m thinking about it, I’m happy with my plain ol’ white appliances. You’re right, of course — if it doesn’t turn out the way you want, you can do it over again and keep trying until you get it right. Or end up with something totally unique, visually 🙂 I do not think I would ever be brave enough to paint my own fridge. I would look into hiring an appliance painter to do it. Yeah, “cha-ching”, but I know my own limitations — a rather low bar when it comes to doing most home improvements, actually. Oh well. I will be following along as you work on the kitchen, am looking forward to how it all turns out. I am pretty sure this is NOT what your doctor had in mind when he told you to take the summer “off.” Oh my!

  6. What?!! You painted your fridge! Awesome! So budget friendly. And you gotta love that goo gone. It’s my go-to. That’s a lot of g’s… Thank you so much for participating in our link party last week. We hope to see you at our next Blog Strut Linky Party at!

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