Pink oven makeover
Next up, Charlie taped and masked off the surrounding area, and cut templates out of newspaper to cover the glass of the oven, which she attached with Frogtape. ‘I even stuck Blu Tack over the oven temperature lights to keep them paint-free,’ she says.
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Turning the oven pink
When it came time to spray-paint the oven, Charlie wasn’t sure how it would turn out but followed the paint instructions to a tee. ‘I applied very thin coats to the cooker, gradually building it up to my desired finish,’ she says. ‘ I also made sure the room was well ventilated and we didn’t use the oven for at least 48 hours after spraying.’
The cooker hood goes gold
It wasn’t just the oven that got a paint treatment – the cooker hood also benefited from a couple of layers of brilliant gold spray paint for some instant luxe.
Charlie’s new cooking area works beautifully in her feminine kitchen, with its hand-painted walls, gold glitter ball pendant and pink neon sign. ‘I love to shock people with my crazy interior, and hopefully make them smile, too!’ she says.
‘It’s amazing what you can achieve with a bit of paint – the spotty walls in my kitchen were a labour of love and took over seven hours to complete by hand. It was worth it though, as it saved me so much money not having to buy wallpaper.’
You can see more of Charlie’s home on Instagram. What do you think of her quick oven transformation?