7 RV Refrigerator Makeover Ideas
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Ashley Mann spent three years living full time in a 38-foot, 5th-wheel RV with her husband Josiah and their cat, Kitty. Her favorite thing about RV life is the challenge of finding the perfect way to organize a space, and she loves seeing all the creative and clever ways people come up with to customize their RVs.
Wanting to give RV fridge a makeover? Try one of these ideas for a fresh look.
1. Paint a wood RV refrigerator
If the front of your refrigerator is made of wood, you can paint it just like you might paint wood cabinets.
2. Add decals to refrigerator doors
Although her fridge was a more modern style, RV owner Debi didn't like how the stainless steel constantly showed fingerprints, so she added some decorative decals to disguise the fingerprints. You can find a similar dandelion decal here.
3. Cover the doors with Contact paper
The great thing about this option is that it can be temporary.
Metallic contact paper was used on this RV fridge to create the look of stainless steel.
This RV owner used blue and white chevron contact paper on the front of the fridge.
Peel-and-stick wallpaper was used on this fridge.
Another RV owner used contact paper to give her fridge and cabinet panels a matching look.
4. Turn your fridge doors into a chalkboard
If your refrigerator's front panels are removable (as is the case with most wood front refrigerators), you can simply replace the panels with inexpensive chalkboard material cut to the correct size.
RV owner DeeDee painted her refrigerator with chalkboard paint. You can read about the process and see photos at her blog.
For a removable and less messy alternative, you can use peel-and-stick vinyl chalkboard paper.
Another option is to just purchase a magnetic chalkboard and hang it on the front of your refrigerator.
5. Replace door panels with dry erase board
Similar to the idea above, but the white look might be preferable for some decor, and the material can be purchased quite cheaply. In this video, the Fummins Family demonstrates the simple process.
6. Make your RV refrigerator magnetic
Not only is this refrigerator now magnetic, it also doubles as a dry erase board. You can see step-by-step photos detailing how the wood grain panel was replaced with steel here.
Magnetic steel inserts can be spray painted whatever color you like!
7. Factory made replacement panels
You can also purchase replacement refrigerator panels that are designed to fit your exact refrigerator model, like the owner of this RV did.
Here are two other websites that sell Dometic and Norcold replacement inserts.
These shiny black panels can be written on using neon dry-erase markers.
Where can I buy Cabernet and refrigerator cheep for RV
Hi! Not sure what you mean by cabernet, but you can actually replace an RV refrigerator with a residential one. Just keep in mind that in order to run it you’ll either need to be connected to shore power or will need to run wiring to connect it to your inverter.
I have gained many ideas from reading your website.