I've always been a huge fan of 1950s style kitchens, and was lucky enough to score a tiny vintage refrigerator from a few years ago. The small size made it a bit of a challenge (we had to be very cognizant while grocery shopping!) so, when we added a member to the family this year, we also decided it was time to upgrade to a bigger refrigerator. I wasn't excited to lose my vintage beauty, so we kept an eye out for a bigger model and were lucky enough to find one locally in perfect working order. Compared to our old fridge, this new one was a beast!
We had our original refrigerator (the blue one in the corner in the photo above) painted professionally using car paint (and the finish is gorgeous) but we spent a lot more on this "newest" bigger model, so we decided to paint it ourselves. We did it with the understanding that if it didn't work out we could always take it to our guy to have it professionally painted in the future.
The results were fab so we moved it inside! We had a bit of re-arranging to do in the kitchen (the new fridge took the place of our stove, so we moved the old fridge and hooked the stove up there) but, once everything was in place, we were stoked.
There is a bit of adjusting you do when you have a vintage refrigerator (hello, defrosting the "freezer"...) but it's totally worth it. I love how it looks in my kitchen — and love how it makes the old painted kitchen cabinets look like more of a design choice and less of a space in need of updating.