'We' have finished spraying the dishwasher and washing machine chrome and tomorrow the fridge freezer will hopefully be re-sprayed cream! The washing machine and dishwasher look much better now as they were a bit scratched and tired looking. They will also look better against the units once they are repainted grey. We only did the front panels as the sides are never seen anyway, and that cuts down on the spray fumes and the amount of cans you need! We used one can for each appliance, as they did need several repeated coats of paint to get a nice even finish. Every half hour the OH kept on giving them another quick coat, and it took most of last Sunday to complete them. The paint has a really nice iridescent sparkle to it, although you can't see that in the photos very clearly. For £7.50 a can it's quite a fun cheap makeover to do, although it is probably easier to take your appliance outside if you can! We just stuck up loads of newspaper around the room to catch any drifting spray. You also don't need to sand down, just give everything a good clean first. If you have any questions or need advice, just send a Flickr message!
I'm a bit nervous about doing the fridge freezer though in case the cream doesn't go on very well over the green! Oh well, nothing ventured nothing gained! Last time we only needed two cans but we bought three this time, as we thought it could be harder to go over green than the original white colour. I like the colour of the cream fridge paint, it will match my cream Kitchenaid mixer. The Aga fridges in the top photo also look good in cream (it's a Fired Earth Shaker kitchen if you're wondering) , so fingers crossed!
We also managed to buy three long lengths of grey granite worktop on Ebay this week for £250, which is quite a bargain. The OH could barely lift them when he went to collect them, luckily he had taken a set of wheels to transport them on. We are going to see if our local gravestone-mason can cut them for us, and then the OH will have a go at fitting them himself! There are loads of videos on Youtube to follow, so he should be ok (again, fingers crossed....)!