The Tale Of The Fridge – How & Why It Got A Makeover

Hola! how are you today? I’m super excited as I’m about to share something which I adore <3. Let me tell you how it all started. When we moved to UAE, we moved into a furnished apartment (hotel apartment) which was cute and cozy but after a while we felt like we needed a place we can call our own with our own stuff and our own story to tell. So we started looking for an apartment, finally choosing one that suited us best, we finalized it and then came the time to buy stuff to furnish it. We went shop to shop of course and found some stuff online as well. We were very happy with our purchases because we got some really neat stuff in great prices. (i’m so proud of myself) hehe.

Sooooo when the time came to buy a fridge, I felt that since we were a family of 5, a small fridge was naturally out of question so after looking at different brands and models in different shops, I gave up. Good ones were crazy expensive and the rest were too small. Thanks to my luck I came across this lady who was selling her stuff online and sent me photos of her fridge and I fell in love with it right away because it catered to all my needs and it was pretty..the best part it was really neat & tidy and well kept.

So my husband and I booked a pick up and went over to her house to get the fridge. The moment I entered her house, I fell in love with it…like seriously in love with it. It was so beautiful and tastefully decorated. Love at first sight! (wish i could’ve taken photos) That was the moment I knew that I would be buying more than just a fridge and so I did. Her name was Jeanette and she is such a warm, classy, genuine soul. So glad we met!

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So this is the fridge I got from Jeanette. Pretty sleek isn’t it!

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And this is what it looked like once we brought this home and placed it there. Ali and I bought this awesome decal while we were still in Pakistan from one of these online stores and somehow we felt that it would look great on this fridge.

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Since that day my fridge and I became the best of friends. We took care of each other like family and then it was time for me to say bye for a short while and leave UAE for a few days to attend this wedding back home. But once I returned , to my horror, the building people cut off the electricity because they felt like we had vacated the apartment lol. It’s funny now but it wasn’t funny then as my fridge got affected by their decision and had to be replaced. It wasn’t easy I tell you for my fridge and I were too much in love.

Alas! Time came to befriend a new one and we chose this guy after much struggle and heartbreak and tried to place the same decal on this one but somehow it looked disproportionate so I started looking online for ways to fix this problem and after searching hard I found some great ideas on pinterest and decided to bring them to good use right away. And then this is what happened.

The whole idea involved duct tape but I found cloth tape at Carrefour which is exactly like duct tape and works the same way too. Duct tape is also available at Ace hardware at festival city Dubai and you can also get it those Gift centers all across UAE. Duct tape is available in a lot of different colors so you can get as creative and imaginative as you want. Anyhow moving on let me show you what I did next. I’ve put individual images so that you can have a better look and get an idea.

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How does this work? It’s pretty simple actually. Choose the duct tape color you want, I chose black and white. I saw White and gold combo too on pinterest and it looked pretty kickass too. There was also orange , blue and white, there were geometrical designs, there were horizontal lines, people had used contact sheet on the fridge too which did look good. I chose to do diagonal because it somehow clicked more with my mood and the black and white went with the black counter tops in my kitchen.

What you need:
Tape (your desired color)
Scissors
Great music – optional
And a good cup of tea/coffee

Just start anywhere you want, I started right in the middle as it made more sense to me. Just be careful while sticking the tape as you want them nice and straight but incase you start getting bubbles or the lines don’t seem straight then simply pull it back up and place it again. That’s the beauty of it.

The result : A fridge that looks brand new and feels new!! πŸ™‚ Taa daa!
It has added so much character to my kitchen. I also added a little black and white runner by the window which activates the whole monochromatic feel in my life! πŸ˜€

 

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So let me know what you think πŸ™‚ If you try it, do share photos with me <3

My old fridge was a Maytag
New one LG Digital
Duct Tape: Ace hardware, Carrefour, gift market
Scissors or cutter any kind
Imagination: Your own πŸ™‚
P.S. I tried looking online for that page where we bought the decal but it seems they’ve discontinued. We bought ours 4 years ago and took it out 2 years ago when we bought the maytag fridge and placed on it. Wish I could order another one as I totally loved it! You can search for other pages and maybe get something interesting for your fridge if you want. πŸ™‚

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Have a great week everyone!

Love,

Sonya

13 Comments on “The Tale Of The Fridge – How & Why It Got A Makeover

  1. THIS FRIDGE LOOKS AWESOME!!!! What a fab idea! Think I’m going to do my spare freezer like this and make it feel special. Do love the face version too though

  2. Oh wow and I thought I was the only one attached to appliances…I felt this way about my coffee machine. πŸ˜€ That thing was really my best friend most days

  3. I never ever thought that I would be inspired by a fridge – I mean it’s just an appliance that hangs out in my kitchen, yes it does useful things, but I mostly feel frustrated at it because it always seems to need cleaning. Your fridge is AMAZING! It makes me want to run out and buy duct tape! What an easy way to spruce up an older fridge or give personality to a new one πŸ™‚

  4. This reminds me of those chic old school kitchens with EVERYTHING uniquely styled, the black & white checkered floors; the whole shabang. Definitely fabulous!! You are super creative!

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