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Topic: A 1950's Fridge gets restored to provide weather and dust proof storage outdoors  (Read 14871 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2008 07:26:22 AM »

The patio looks amazing!  I have always wanted a retro fridge, but knew it would hold enough food in my kitchen.  Now I am inspired to get one.  I just need to find a husband to refinish it for me...lol. 

Nah. You could do it yourself. It wasn't that hard. He took on those parts of the project while I was busy painting the patio floor, painting the artworks (all 7 of them), redoing the chairs (both sets), and sewing the table runner, napkins, and placemats. We shared the labor rather equally. Really.
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2008 08:30:36 AM »

This is amazing!  It definitely, definitely rocks!

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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2008 09:10:16 AM »

what an amazing project. I am now super ashamed of my patio. I can try justify it with the fact that it's only useable for half the year, but that's just an excuse. You did a fabulous job. Very crafty!

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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2008 09:44:45 AM »

That is and absolutely inspirational idea!!!! It turned out soooo wonderful!

« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2008 02:31:54 PM »

Thanks so much ladies! This entire project was a whole heap o' work but we're loving the result!
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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2008 12:02:06 AM »

This is the BEST!!  Hitting *this rocks* right now cause you and your hubby do, girlfriend (rock, that is)....you totally do!!!  The fridge idea alone?  Fantabulous!!  The completed patio?  Lovin' it!!!  Grin  Grin  Grin

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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2008 07:31:17 AM »

Love love love!  I'm dying to do something with my back deck.  I adore what you did with the cool fridge!

« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2008 08:46:12 AM »

All of your hard work was certainly worth it!  Wowza!!  Although I love your idea for the old fridge (I actually think my grandparents had that same one), I think my favorite "part" is all of your artwork.  (I don't have the time right now to look at your blog, but certainly will later.)  It really makes the whole space POP.  Also, I am glad your dh was wearing a respirator/mask.  My dh is a painting contractor and is notorious for not using protective gear.  I am sure a few of his brain cells have bitten the dust.  But he's an old dog.  Congrats on the $500. gift cert!  WooHoo.  Er, so when's the Crafster Patio Party?
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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2008 09:40:53 AM »

beautiful and very creative. its great that you were able to recycle and and restore a beautiful piece.
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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2008 10:02:48 AM »

Great job!  It looks like a pic in a magazine - very creative.

I love the retro look and your fridge is adorable.  What a great idea.  Opens up a realm of possibilities for my patio. 

One caveat - those old fridges can be dangerous for little ones.  Back in the day there used to be lots of cases of kids climbing in them to play or to hide and suffocating.  You don't hear about it as much as you used - in 1958 they started requiring the manufacturers to make the refrigerators openable from the inside. 

(sorry to be such a downer - I'd just feel negligent if I didn't at least mention it in case people aren't aware of it)

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