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Keeping It Cool With a Vintage Icebox

You are redesigning your home and want to add a vintage vibe. A vintage icebox adds an interesting touch to any decor. The eBay catalog of antique iceboxes includes many style options, so you can find the right one for your design project.

Reasons to have an antique icebox

An old icebox adds a bit of nostalgia and interest to a room. The elegant design of a wooden icebox, a white-clad icebox or another style of vintage icebox can make it a great conversation piece as well. You can also transform an old icebox into a functional piece of furniture, such as a cocktail cabinet, china cupboard, or extra storage for your craft supplies. Finding the right icebox for sale is a journey into your imagination, and the possibilities are almost limitless.

What types of vintage iceboxes are available?

As iceboxes evolved to meet the needs of households over the years, new features and design elements were added. A wooden icebox is as much a piece of art as an appliance, and oak is a common type of wooden refrigerator. Other types of wood were also used and are rarer, so they truly are gems.

The design of an antique icebox includes several compartments for the block of ice and food that needs to be kept cold. Some of the compartments have shelving and metal interiors. Adding to the unique style are the metal fittings used, such as brass and brushed silver. These fittings can have distinctive patterns etched into the material. Metal iceboxes were the next stage in the design. These styles have a great vintage vibe from the 1950s as well as a more masculine appearance. You can find vintage metal iceboxes with a patina that gives it a more aged appearance, and you can also find metal iceboxes that have been fully restored.

Ways to use an antique icebox in your home

Once you find an antique icebox for sale on eBay that draws your attention, you can incorporate it into your home in several ways, including:

  • Storage for media, toys, or extra kitchen gadgets
  • Nightstands in your bedroom
  • Table in your entry for keys and small items
  • Refrigerator for a small entertainment area, such as a "man cave" or movie area
Can you find parts for an old icebox?

The eBay catalog of antique iceboxes includes parts for these items. This includes nameplates with the manufacturer information as well as replacement parts.

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