When I first bought my vintage tulip table and chairs, the steel bases were pocked and rusted… the fiberglass shell chairs were dirty and dingy… and the laminate tabletop and rubber edge were yellowed and soiled. How did I get them to look like new? Secrets revealed today! Heck yeah there is more →
Can you leave your metal kitchen cabinets unpainted – stripped down to the steel or with a clear gloss?
This question — about whether you can strip your steel kitchen cabinets and leave them unpainted — has now come up a couple of times, so I thought I better post it. I solicited a proposed answer from my favorite go-to guy, Palm Spring Stephan… And, to finish the story, the writer/reader ignored his thoughts and, like a good reporter, kept searching for a solution — until she found it! Kathryn Janicek, a renovator from Chicago, wrote: Heck yeah there is more →
Randal’s reco after I wrote about Randal’s Mermador shower door. Jacob wrote:
I found Faucet Parts Plusin Oklahoma. Wonderful place. They seem to have everything. I guessed my shower fixture was American Standard, as that was marked on all the other fixtures, and I found the replacement stems pretty quickly. Ordered a kit with new handles, trim, stems and seats.
Man that plumbing place needs to be a solid source for vintage goodies. I just found exact replacement stems for my 1954 Briggs bath fixture on their site. Every once in a while you get to do something the easy way, because of someone else’s hard work. Thanks Randal!
Yes: Thank you, both!
Reader Sarah successfully removed a layer of more modern laminate from her yummy gold-speckled mid-century laminate beneath. She wrote about her experience — and the products she used — on her blog, Sarahs’ Blue Castle. But before you jump over there, take a look at her note to me and my comments here first –> Heck yeah there is more →