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Disguising a fridge
Trader Bob
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Joined: Nov 29, 2009
Posts: 75
From: Gold Coast, tropical paradise
Posted: 2010-04-08 03:10 am   Permalink

Just wondering how others have disguised their fridge.
I have a medium size fridge in my bar and I want to make it less obvious, any ideas? paint, tapa, ect ect.
Post some pictures of yours!
Trader Bob.....


 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2156
From: So FL
Posted: 2010-04-08 06:48 am   Permalink

Put a sign on the front that says "FREE BEER". Everyone will think its the most beautiful thing they've ever seen!

 
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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1155
From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-04-08 07:01 am   Permalink

Just get some hawaiian fabric and glue it to te front. You can use magnets for a temporary hold to see if you like it.

 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5777
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-04-08 08:41 am   Permalink

I may cover mine in fabric...what is the best kind of glue to do that with?

Looking forward to seeing pictures of other fridges.


 
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tyger jymmy
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Joined: Apr 14, 2003
Posts: 554
From: califorina
Posted: 2010-04-08 09:05 am   Permalink

one of the Easyiest ways and best looking paint it Gloss Black ruststoluem , do it in a garage some were its not dusty or windy the paint drys slow so it,ll flow out and leave no dry sreaks . the black looks great doesent stand out and can always add decor to highlight it . when I was in the Custom car days we had a store next to us were they sold refurburshed frigs stoves ect we painted them from Candy apple red to Purple yellow ect . just my ideas .

 
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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
Posts: 434
From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-04-08 09:12 am   Permalink

I agree- painting is a good way to go, though you could use it as a canvas for a specific design.

I worked for a painting company that did interiors and props for Chevy's back in the day, and we
painted many a fridge door with lots of ageing and often lettering (Icy Cold Beer! etc with
those cool icy cold fonts) I think a tiki scene would be awesome! Make sure to seal it against
scratches when done.


 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3085
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-04-08 09:36 am   Permalink

Whatever you decide to do, be sure to replace the handles with something like this:



This particular refrigerator door pull is available from here:
http://www.firstimpressionsint.com/refrigeratordoorpulls.html


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beadtiki
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Joined: Aug 24, 2007
Posts: 929
From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2010-04-10 3:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-08 06:48, AlohaStation wrote:
Put a sign on the front that says "FREE BEER". Everyone will think its the most beautiful thing they've ever seen!



Now THAT'S funny!
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6193
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-04-10 6:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-08 08:41, VampiressRN wrote:
I may cover mine in fabric...what is the best kind of glue to do that with?

Looking forward to seeing pictures of other fridges.



I have had good luck with 3M Industrial Spray Adhesive's Heavy Duty grade, you will find it at Home Depot etc.


 
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Trader Bob
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Joined: Nov 29, 2009
Posts: 75
From: Gold Coast, tropical paradise
Posted: 2010-04-10 8:11 pm   Permalink

Any pictures?
Need some inspiration, I hate looking at the thing its depressing me!
Trader Bob...


 
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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
Posts: 434
From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-04-10 8:24 pm   Permalink

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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1800
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-04-11 06:08 am   Permalink

Don't be depressed Bob. I have this monster behind the bar. Early 1950's Kalvinator. If someone was to give this thing any energy star rating I'm sure the star would go supernova in a heartbeat. I haven't been able to come up with any ideas to make it fit in better so there it sits. Vintage house, vintage bar and vintage Kalvinator. But it keeps everything nice and cold.

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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5777
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-04-11 08:01 am   Permalink

That is a great fridge trav...you don't really need to disguise it.

If I got a bamboo print wallpaper, what do I glue it on with and seems like I would still need to paint around the edges and gasket? What kind of paint will work on the gasket and not peel off?



 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2348
From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-04-11 09:57 am   Permalink

I agree, Trav. Let it stand out. It just screams Mid Century rumpus room.

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7364
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-04-11 10:47 am   Permalink

OK Trader Bob, here's some inspiration for you. These are not tiki, but just proof that a fridge CAN be painted










(This could be shelves full of rums instead of books)

Another option would be to pick out or design a graphic you like and have it printed on vinyl and wrapped like I did my BBQ

(PS - I got permission from the artist)

Note to future TC generations - since this is not tiki artwork I linked to these pictures rather than uploaded them to TC. After a while they will have linkrot and be gone


 
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