Yesterday I ordered some parts to make a kegerator out of my mini fridge (3 gallon corny, hoses, lines, tap, co2 bottle etc). In preparation for Friday when all of my supplies come in. I went to home depot today and bought some supplies to prep my fridge for its transformation (bolts, nuts, washers, pine 1x4's, gate lock/latch, t braces, insulator foam, and caulk).
My plan was to add an extension to the front of the fridge to make it easier when i convert to 5 gallon kegs and multiple taps. So we took the door of the fridge off and bolted the extension to the front of the refrigerator and bolted the door hinges to the extension. I then filled the cracks with insulation foam and caulk and painted the refrigerator black with Duplicolor epoxy paint for appliances. For my own personal flare I am dying the pine with green rit dye(available at wall mart and is water based). Once I finish getting the color I want I will put a mixture of tongue oil and armor all to make a hard, shiny, quick drying, durable finish. I learned this trick from my Dad using it on one of his gun stocks; this dye is the left over mix from that stock.
Here is a few pictures of my progress so far, I will be sanding down spots with smudges/imperfections on the original refrigerator tomorrow so please don't criticize my terrible paint job. Cant Wait to get this unique piece up and running.
Let me know what you think of the rit dye on the pine and the build in general.