An old bar fridge gets souped up with wheels and shiny new paint job, ready for a summer of fun
By Sarah Heeringa
Lightly sand the entire paintable surface. Clean off any dust or debris and apply a light coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer, including on rubber seals. Allow to dry.
Paint a base colour using Resene Waterborne enamel in a shade of your choice. I used Resene Kakapo for an intense green. matched with Resene Dali for the door. Use a mini roller where possible for a smooth paint finish. Allow to dry.
For extra detailing, make stencils using stick-on vinyl (a similar product to what you use to cover school books). Use a mini roller to paint over areas in a contrasting shade. I used Resene Chill Out for details and for the fridge handle. Peel off the stencils when the paint is tacky but not completely dry. use a small paintbrush and damp cloth to tidy any edges.
Turn the fridge upside down and use screws (and if necessary a drill with a small drill bit) to attach swiveling caster wheels. Take care to attach these without puncturing the fridge unit!
Tidy up the back of the fridge by cutting a piece of corflute to size and attaching it using Velcro dots. (Ask your local Real Estate for old corflute signs.)
Call 0800 Resene or visit www.resene.co.nz