I've always felt that traditional kitchen design and decor is far too limiting. I loathe built-ins and bristle at steel sufaces. In my barn conversion project I outfitted my kitchen with a moveable feast of storage and work surfaces -- on casters. My chrome shelving units are on casters and my island is on casters. I like to be able to reconfigure the layout and the furnishings as my moods and needs change. In that same spirit of breaking with tradition I decoupaged my refrigerator with plywood patterned paper:
Fridge before (I will be putting the skirt back on the sink cabinet):
This particular fridge purchased on Craig's List for $30, although brand new, was missing its handles. I drilled holes and attached leather straps for handles. I used a vintage policeman's belt with a stylish tooling pattern on it. I had enough to also make a handle for the drawer on my island.
The island was a work bench in the barn. It had a barrel lock on the drawer that I removed. I then cut a piece of wine cork (just happened to be the perfect diameter) with a hacksaw and glued it into the hole:
The belt handle, attached with vintage brass screws and nuts:
[Note to self: shape ends of fridge straps the same as these]
If you like "portable" furniture, you might like to see the record cabinet on wheels that I made HERE.