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Vintage Ice Box

Here it is in all it’s rusty glory!

 Ok, I blogged about this great find earlier last week. We drove up to Lincoln to get this and planned to clean it all up and turn it into a wine cabinet or tea cabinet. The first step you must complete when dealing with old appliances is to strip it down to bare metal.

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The best tools for stripping an appliance when doing it yourself  is a paint brush, scraper, and steel wool to loosen stubborn paint.

AARRRGGGGGHHH! I am finally done stripping this thing!

After the stripping was complete I wiped down all the surfaces with a wet cloth to remove any surface debris. Here it is after the primer was applied.

Here it is all painted and with the newly refinished feet attached.

As you can see I painted the doors and laid them out to dry in the sun.

I applied the refinished hardware after the paint dried.

So after 4 days of scraping, cleaning and degreasing this appliance it is done. I think it turned out great!

I hope you think it looks good too! On to the next piece.

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