12 simple ways to turn a plain fridge into a cool kitchen decoration

When you really want to change something in your kitchen, but you just don't know where to start, there's no need to get upset. You still have your imagination and the Internet, which is full of people who have already turned everything upside down in their own apartments (in a good way).

If your white fridge covered with hundreds of old magnets makes you sick and depressed, Bright Side offers you these amazing ideas to help you get inspired. Just for you, we found the simplest ideas which can turn an ordinary fridge into the most vivid and beautiful detail in your home. 

Simple, fast, vivid

If you're tired of a white fridge, the simplest and the fastest decision is to change its color. You can do this using paint, a brush, and masking tape.

It's important to clean the surface thoroughly before painting. You should de-oil and sandpaper it, and cover with masking tape all the parts that should remain as they are. You'll find the detailed tutorial here.

A striped jacket for a food keeper

You can dress up your favorite fridge in a gold-striped costume using this tutorial. All you need is patience and gold duct tape. If you can't find it in the store, you can use a self-adhesive gold paper. The trick is that you'll have to measure it and cut precisely with a box cutter.

Handmade stickers instead of store-bought

If you want this cat ballerina in a tutu to live on your fridge, you need to combine self-adhesive paper, markers, fabric, thread, scissors, small magnets, and your imagination. The rest you'll find in this tutorial.

Romantic shabby chic

Those who love this French style can easily turn a common household item into a trendy work of art using paint, glue, and plastic, wooden, or polyurethane moldings. Click here to see the idea to refresh your old fridge.

The best place for creativity

A common kitchen item can become a chalkboard for children and adults. It's a nice place to draw and write notes and shopping lists, isn't it? You can transform your fridge using special chalkboard paint, which you can buy at a hardware store. See the step-by-step transformation here.

When your heart needs retro

A great idea for those who'd like to have a touch of retro in their house. All you need is self-adhesive paper and a free half an hour. This is how patience and precision can help you to make your fridge look cool.

Uplifting vinyl stickers

You can easily change the mood in your kitchen by adding some joyful smiles. These vinyl stickers for all tastes will help you. They're easy to apply, and you can choose the design you like.

Fridge as a canvas

For people who can paint it'll be a pleasure to completely transform the main kitchen unit. You'll need a primer, paints, brushes, pencils, and masking tape. You may also use a finishing coat, such as lacquer suitable for the paint you choose. Here you can see the details of the transformation.

A patchwork fridge door

If you don't need radical changes, and you just want to decorate your fridge a little, this master class will show you how to do it. Using the patchwork technique, flat magnets, fabric, and glue, you can transform the whole fridge or just a small part of it. 

Trendy stripes for a boring kitchen

Even if you transform only one side of your fridge, you'll create a totally different mood in your kitchen. You can do it by using self-adhesive paper (which can hide all the scratches and dents), paint, and masking tape. See the details in this master class. You can choose any color, and the stripes can go in any direction. Be creative!

It's not magic, these are just decorative tissues

The decoupage technique can help you to transform your fridge. To give new life to it, you'll need tissue paper with a beautiful print, brushes, PVA glue, acrylic paint, and acrylic lacquer. A step-by-step instruction is waiting for you here.

Viva geometry!

A modern kitchen is the perfect place for a geometric print. All you need is a self-adhesive paper or sticky tape, a pencil, and a sheet of paper. The details lie here.

Preview photo credit Volgende halte
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