Thursday, February 3, 2011

Spray Painting: Upright Freezer

I got this full upright freezer off of craigslist for 60 bucks, plus they brought it to our house 30 miles away for only 25 dollars, so 85 total. We had a chest freezer that we had outgrown since we have 3 growing boys (plus you never know what is on the bottom of the freezers without emptying the whole thing out) We sold it for 75 dollars via craigslist, so all in all this exchange came out to us being out of pocket 10 dollars. Sound too good to be true? Well, lets take a look INSIDE this lovely freezer.
It needed a good scrubbing, plus there were spots that the finish had been chipped off and rusted in its place.

Here is a closer look at what I am talking about. Lots of rust.

And the paint chipping on the bottom.

Spray paint to the rescue of course! Here's a before of one of the grills...

And here it is after. Looks like new again! I had some white gloss paint in my spray paint stash, so I used it, it definitely needed to be glossy so it would clean easily in the future.

And here is where the paint was chipping off big time. Looks WAY better.

And here is the fridge after. It seriously looked almost brand new again.
Another reason I LOVE spray paint.

And the bottom looks so much better! That was seriously gross the way it looked before. Spray paint to the rescue again! (And a really good scrubbin beforehand)


  1. Great job! Although when I read the title of your post I thought you would be painting the outside a cool color, like red!

  2. I just found your awesome blog. I have a lovely avocado green refrigerator that we were gifted from the folks that owned this house before us. It's in a guest area, and I'd like to spruce it up a little. What kind of spray paint did you use?

  3. Kim, I used a basic spray paint in white gloss, if I had to go buy the spray paint I definitely would have gotten the appliance epoxy. That stuff rocks! Totally durable finish.

  4. Beautiful shots, Thanks for all the information about the Freezer. I like to see itUpright Freezer