Main Course with Annie: Fridge Makeover

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My fridge is looking a little rough but replacing a fridge can cost hundreds of dollars. To buy myself  a little time before I replace it, I discovered a budget friendly way to make it fit my space.

How To Makeover Your Fridge

I love this fridge because it fits perfectly in the space, so I have a unique way to update this fridge using contact paper and spray paint.



The first thing I’m going to do, is clean the fridge from all that grime and then I’m going to dry it off. The next step I’m going to do is to remove the handles because I’m going to spray paint them. Let’s set the handles aside so we can spray paint them in the garage. Next, I’m going to measure and start cutting the contact paper.

Contact Paper

There are many different styles and patterns of contact paper. I chose the traditional metal because I thought it looked more like stainless steel. It’s always a good idea to buy an extra roll just in case you cut wrong or you underestimate how much you really need. Now let’s measure the fridge.
It’s always good to measure twice and cut once. If you’re having a hard time applying the contact paper, use a light spray of Windex and it’ll help go on smoother.


I’m back in my garage and the door is open. The first thing I’m going to do is take my orbit sander and my sanding sponge and really rough up the surface of the handles so the paint can adhere. Then I’m going to take my primer and spray the handles. When I was removing the handles, I noticed a little bit of rust. So, I’m going to use the black rust stop for these. When you’re at your local Ace for spray painting your handles, just look at the can to make sure it applies to the surface of your handles.

For a few dollars and a little bit of time, I really updated that fridge. My kitchen remodel continues so stick around and remember I’m doing it all on a budget using my neighborhood Ace.

Published 7/21/21
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