Painted Kitchen Appliances

Painted Kitchen Appliances

Regina Yunghans
Mar 19, 2010

For better or worse, some brave souls have been known to take matters into their own hands and paint their kitchen appliances. Budget-wise, it sure beats replacement. But is it a solid choice? We love Danny Seo's chalkboard painted fridge up top. But what about a paint job gone awry?

Have you ever painted a kitchen appliance? Any tips to assure quality, durability, and a good finish? We're not sure we could ever take this plunge, though we're interested in hearing from those of you who have. For good measure, the gallery pictured here includes a few examples of successful (and not-so-successful) appliance paint jobs:

1 Danny Seo's awesome chalkboard fridge via Apartment Therapy
2 The black front panel on this dishwasher was removed and painted to match the surrounding cabinets. Via Southern Living. Image: Laurey W. Glenn
3 A painted-on "stainless" project gone wrong, via Pure Style Home
4 Painted-on rivets by a custom auto body painter at Dynamic Rides

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