Ever had a beautiful piece of old hardware covered over with layers and layers of paint? Don't despair! There is an incredibly easy way to strip the old paint off back down to the original finish. I'm in the middle of restoring another unit in one of The Old Girls, so this trick is very fresh on my mind and I'm happy to share it with you!
Take your crock-pot (This one is vintage 1974. If you are using the one you use to cook, you might want to line it with one of the cooking liners you can get by the foil and plastic bag section). Place your old hardware inside, squirt in a generous squeeze of your favorite dishwashing liquid. Add water (trying not to suds up too much) until crock-pot is full and hardware is covered. Turn it on low for 24 hours. Let it cool down and scrub the hardware with an old toothbrush and/or one of those green scrubby things. You will be amazed at how easily the layers of paint and grime wash off. It is a WOW. If you discover a finish that isn't great, it is ready for a nice crisp coat of spraypaint and it looks as good as new. These, I LOVE!
Replace them on your freshly painted doors and enjoy (this in NOT a freshly painted door, but one painted over three years ago next door to the one I am working on now)!
I had two really great events this week in the blog world!! This wonderful diet/cookbook came in the mail from JoAnn at Moogy and Pap from her giveaway! Yea! Thank you so very much, JoAnn. I really, really need to get on some kind of diet!
Next, Melissa at Melissa's Heart and Home featured my blog on hers! Incredibly nice!! Thank you so very much also, Melissa!! If you get a chance, stop by and say hello to these wonderful ladies.
And, lastly, I want to leave you with one more WOW for this Wednesday at Kim's Savvy Southern Style! This is one of my friend's backyard. It is one of the anchor houses of the Azalea Trail. If that's not a WOW, I don't know what is!
blessings ~ tanna