7.09.2009

A Mini Kitchen Facelift

So, when we bought our house 2 years ago, we negotiated the stainless steel refrigerator in the deal, which made for a nicely equipped kitchen. With one exception--no dishwasher. Well, when somebody offered us one for FREE we were all over it. Now granted we had to have the cabinetry cut and pay to have it installed, but the Rev said his '74 model was so mouthy that it was worth it:)
Only one problem, it was black and stuck out like a sore thumb in my stainless steel retreat...until now. I ordered this stainless product, kind of like a high end contac paper, off of eBay and installed it myself in about 30 minutes. Now it isn't perfect, but it is certainly an improvement and not bad for only $20!

(Photo: L to R - Dishwasher before, Dishwasher after, and in comparison to the refrigerator)

Go visit Kimba at A Soft Place to Land to see more DIY projects!

Edited to add: You can find the stainless product here.

8 comments:

Shannon said...

what was that stuff called???? I have the SAME problem at my house! Everything else is stainless... the dishwasher black!

Sugar Mommy said...

"It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful"! Popping in from Kimba's. Great idea and it looks great!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Looks fabulous! What is the product name?

Manuela

Stephanie said...

wow, that looks great!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Wow - from the pictures you can't even tell! That is fabulous.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Looks great! I've seen tv hosts on HGTV do the same thing to dishwashers and it always looks great.

~ Sarah

delightfuldwelling said...

I've seen them do this on HGTV's Designed to Sell. Very neat.

Christina said...

Wow, certainly makes a difference. Looks great!