Update Any Old Appliance With Paint

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

A can of paint can save you hundreds-thousands of dollars on a brand-new kitchen appliance. An outdated, scratched-up, or faded refrigerator is the last thing you want to see when you start your morning and come home at the end of the day. But shiny new home toys are ex-pen-sive. The good news is you don’t have to settle for what you’ve got if you don’t want to invest in a new appliance. Paint brands have formulated products that have the ability to leave long-lasting coverage on such items’ exteriors, as seen in the mind-blowing transformations below:

Image: Juniper Home



Elizabeth Joan Designs was tired of seeing the “ugly almond”-colored dishwasher in her kitchen everyday, and took a risk to modernize it with black paint. Read more about this transformation on Hometalk.



The surface of this range hood had been peeling away for the last five years, forcing The Creaking Floorboard to stare at an eyesore with each visit to the kitchen. This project was mostly done with everyday home products, with the exception of the metallic paint that totally elevates this cookery.



Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry managed to take two mismatched appliances from completely different eras and create a more cohesive duo with the help of spray paint.



The “before” fridge may not be old or unattractive, but giving it a DIY makeover was the most budget-friendly way for Juniper Home to get this style appliance into the kitchen. This look was achieved with black matte paint and a pair of spray painted IKEA pulls. 



Isn’t it crazy how sometimes all you need is a fresh coat of white paint to make anything look more polished? Restyled Renewed covered up a dull and faded oven with some white and it looks like a brand-new installation!



Yes, you could even apply this approach to the small kitchen appliances on your countertop! Dwell Beautiful revived her KitchenAid Mixer with a refreshing blue coating.



Some may find it easier to go out and buy a brand new microwave when they feel they’ve outgrown it; but “if it ain’t broken” and you’d rather save a couple hundred bucks, paint over it just as Novasol Spray did.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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