Last year on New Year's Day we were spraying our fridge mint green. It's funny because lately I've had lots of queries about this project-maybe the New Year inspires lots of us to start makeover projects? If you go back to my Jan 1st post 2009 you can see the link to buy these brilliant sprays online-sorry, I don't know how to backlink to my own blog!
The sprays come in pastel pink, green, blue, lilac, silver and cream and cost about £6.99 each from B&Q or the other online seller I mentioned (you can check the stock online at B&Q ). It's also available in all colours on UK Ebay if any worldwide Bloggers find it hard to get hold of!
We only needed two cans but other essentials are a pin for unclogging the spray nozel and masking tape to cover the seal and any logos when you spray. It's also better to clean your fridge first, then lightly sand with very fine sand paper to give the spray something better to adhere to. We gave our fridge about three fine coats, letting it dry in between each coat. You don't need any other primers or sealers, and I have to say, one year on, it still looks as good as new with no chips or scratches! We added the chrome handles (also from B&Q) to make it look a bit more retro and glued them on with Araldite metal glue (£3)-again, another tip is to secure them in place overnight with masking tape to make sure they bond really well.
This was definitely one of my favourite home makeover projects, being cheap and relatively easy to complete. If anyone would like more info just leave me a message via Flickr!