Here’s one thing I believe- if you have an old appliance and it works just fine, you can update it! For my oven, I wrapped it with car vinyl. But I was still wasn’t quite happy with how it was looking. I’m going to show how to update an old stove with paint and DIY stickers.
When we first bought our house, the stove was the least of my concerns. The wood cabinets and green walls and tile countertops all were so dark, I focused on those first.
Then, after updating the rest of the kitchen with lots of paint, the stove became to feel not at place. So I decided to wrap it in car vinyl! Here’s a link to that tutorial.
Car vinyl comes off cleanly so this works for renters and it doesn’t ruin your stove! Plus it withstands high temperatures. I’ve had the wrap on for 2 years and it has held up great! It cleans easily and there are zero issues with the heat.
how to update an old stove
Now that I renovated my whole kitchen, I wanted to spruce up the rest of my stove too. Here is what I did-
- Cricut Joy
- Permanent Vinyl in Gold
- Transfer Tape
- High Heat Spray Paint
- Cherry Pink Car Vinyl– Here’s a link to the tutorial on how to apply the car vinyl
- Pink Spray Paint (for burner knobs)
- Appliance Touch-up Paint
- Replacement Oven Temperature Knob
I had most of these items on hand so I only spent $20 on this project! Let me tell you, a new oven would have been much more expensive 😉
My first priority was working on the black back of the stove. Besides being dirty, I didn’t like the black. I felt like it made it stand out when I wanted to have that portion blend into the kitchen. The plan? Paint it!
Start by taking a picture of the back.
Next, I used by Cricut Joy to cut the words that had been on the stove.
After they’d been cut, I removed the excess vinyl and put a piece of transfer tape to the front.
Next, it’s time to paint! At first, I thought about taking the whole stove outside, but since that’d be a pain, we removed the back with a screwdriver. This part was a little nerve wracking. Would we be able to put it back correctly?!
Then, I gave everything a good cleaning. I wanted the dust from renovation to be removed, plus any grease from cooking that might prevent the paint from sticking.
Once it was clean and dry, I took the components I wanted painted outside. I painted them all with a high heat white spray paint. I did a few light, quick coats of paint.
Note, I forgot to take pictures, but I spray painted the stove burner knobs pink. I tried to buy replacements, but the ones I tried weren’t the right size so I just re-used what I had on hand.
The sides of the top of the stove were a black metal. I could’ve painted them white as well, but I thought it’d be fun to cover them in pink car vinyl that I had leftover from the oven door. So I traced the part on the vinyl backing. I did this twice with each side (so I’d get a left and right piece).
Then, I used sharp scissors to cut the vinyl out in the perfect shape.
Last, I removed the protective backing and put the vinyl on both sides.
Finally, I used appliance touch-up paint to fill in a few gashes my old stove had. This was so easy and has held up great! It made these old dings disappear!
Once all of the different parts are complete, assemble the stove back together.
Ta da! And here is my old stove in all of its glory! I think it looks gorgeous in the new kitchen!
Here’s a close-up of the back so you can see all the new parts in place. I bought a replacement oven temperature knob for the middle. I love how it blends into the tile wall now.
Anyway, this is my reminder that you don’t have to have a new appliance to have a pretty stove or fridge. Take what you have, get creative, and it can be gorgeous!
other appliance makeovers
Since this isn’t my first appliance makeover, I thought I’d share links to other ideas. Like my rainbow painted fridge!
Or my pink and gold fridge! Even on a budget, you can have your dream house! The pink stove and both fridges have been featured in magazines. They’re cute and fun and you can 100% do your own version while saving tons of money!
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