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DIY Kitchen Appliances Makeover

DIY Kitchen Appliances Makeover

Hi my fellow crafters!

If you follow me on Insta (which you totes should, click here) then I'm sure you'll have seen my many teasing IG stories about my apartment makeover. I moved in about 4 months ago now and spend pretty much any free time I have decorating every little corner and crevice of this apartment in order to make it look as pink and girly as possible. While my full apartment tour post won't be ready for a few more weeks (because it has to be absolutely perfect!), my next few posts will give you a little glimpse inside my crafty-girl apartment.

While my Pinterest boards are filled with pictures of expensive and luxurious pink/gold furniture, my wallet is unfortunately not filled with the cash needed to actually buy those finer things. In order to live in my pinterest-worthy dream apartment on the budget of a recent college grad, I make the most of my craftiness and recreate those pink and gold looks for a whole lot less. In this case, the total cost of the makeover was only $8- just $6 for spray paint and $2 for tape!

So what are you waiting for?! Check out my tutorial below to give your sad boring kitchen appliances a vibrant makeover!

DIY Kitchen Appliances Makeover

 

BEFORE

My wonderful parents gave me these kitchen appliances after they moved. While I love each of the pieces, I knew the cherry red color would clash with the rest of my apartment. But have no fear, spray paint Tess is here!

My wonderful parents gave me these kitchen appliances after they moved. While I love each of the pieces, I knew the cherry red color would clash with the rest of my apartment. But have no fear, spray paint Tess is here!

AFTER

CUTE RIGHT?! I think this light pink color is girly without being too over-the-top, and I just haaaad to jazz up the bread bin with a Mean Girls quote. More on that below!

CUTE RIGHT?! I think this light pink color is girly without being too over-the-top, and I just haaaad to jazz up the bread bin with a Mean Girls quote. More on that below!

Step 1) 

Use your cheap masking tape to cover any parts of the appliances you DON'T want to paint. This can be tedious, especially when it comes to little buttons or oddly shaped parts, but take the time to do it properly. Even just a little gap in your tape can result in a huge streak of color in the wrong place and it's SO HARD to get  it off once you've messed up.

Step 2)

Set up your spray paint booth! If you have access to an outside area I highly suggest you do it there as the fumes from the paint can give you a headache, but if you're stuck in an apartment like me just make sure to open all the windows! I used an old tablecloth I had from Party City (You can get them for just $2!) and taped it up so that I wouldn't get paint on any of the furniture. Again, it's really hard to get spray paint off once you've sprayed it so make sure to cover up anything and everything you don't want painted!!

Step 3)

IT'S SPRAY PAINT TIME! Pop on some music and go to town spray painting those babies. The paint tends to dry relatively quickly, but make sure one side is completely dry before you flip it over to start spraying the other side. I did all three pieces at once so that the first coat on one appliance could dry while I was painting the others. Each appliance has 2 full coats of paint, and then some extra little spots in some areas. I'd say I used about 80% of the spray paint can for these three appliances.

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Step 4)

Step back and admire your beautiful work! I really do love how these came out, and they've stayed in great condition even after many many uses. Just be careful about the fumes and food- I don't know if it's actually bad for you but just to be safe I aired the bread container and toaster out for over a week until you couldn't smell any paint fumes. I don't know about you but I wouldn't particularly enjoy spray paint flavored toast.

I love this toaster because it looks like something you'd find in a retro Barbie Dream House. Toaster Goals.

I love this toaster because it looks like something you'd find in a retro Barbie Dream House. Toaster Goals.

I already use this mixer constantly for cakes, cupcakes, and a million other things, so I'm elated that it finally matches me personality

I already use this mixer constantly for cakes, cupcakes, and a million other things, so I'm elated that it finally matches me personality

I let my snapchat friends vote on what to paint on this bread bin, and I'm so glad they chose this one because it's so funny and so perfect for a bread bin! Proud of you snap friends, you make me a better crafter.

I let my snapchat friends vote on what to paint on this bread bin, and I'm so glad they chose this one because it's so funny and so perfect for a bread bin! Proud of you snap friends, you make me a better crafter.

That concludes my first apartment-related post, but don't worry there are plenty more on the way! I'll be sharing my DIY Bar Cart post this week too, so stay tuned fraands!

Love you all, go make something cool.

Tesni Alys

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