DIY PAINTED PLEXIGLASS REFRIGERATOR PANELS ~ Thread Ethic | Modest Fashion

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

DIY PAINTED PLEXIGLASS REFRIGERATOR PANELS



OK, so we're gonna take a slight break from fashion today and go into a different type of design. Some of you guys saw Melody post a bit on Instagram about the house she and her husband just remodeled and here is one of many DIY projects they took on. This was the simplest of the projects and really one of the most rewarding for how simple it was. If your refrigerator has a flat front, you're in business for this DIY. First go to any plexiglass shop (Home Depot sells sheets as well, but we opted for a shop that had MUCH better deals...we're talking $50). We had our plexiglass thickness at 1/8 of an inch. We bought one big panel and had them cut it into two pieces. You then need to buy paint that is either not water based, or has the primer and paint in one (the latter is what we chose). We were going for a frosted glass color. Paint the back side of the glass carefully to avoid streaking. We ended up with two coats. Take off the fridge handles (if you have them). Clean the fridge front and put double sided tape on (we got the heavier duty stuff that holds large loads. We realized we used probably too much, because those things aren't going anywhere). Stick on the panels and voila! One of the most simple fixes ever. We loved it since we were working with a lot of metal in our home and wanted something other than another stainless steel appliance. Now we're considering doing our backsplash in the same stuff. We say try it!


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  1. This is GENIUS!!! Our fridge is like yours, older but still very much alive & kicking so no excuse to buy a new fridge is in site. Love this update!! I like the color...would you mind sharing the paint color you used? I love the frosted glass look you went for. I think it's a success!

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    1. The side. that's why there is,a bit of space between the door and the cabinet.

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