First of all, I just want to say that, for once, it would be nice to have more comments in my Inbox than the number of Spam I receive. 120+ followers and only a couple of comments while the Spam box has tons of 'comments'.
Any other bloggers out there getting inundated with Spam mail? They always seem to 'attack' one particular post. Any ideas on how to remedy this situation other than enabling the dreaded Captcha? Should I delete that post or will they just find another to 'attack'?
OK, back to my regularly scheduled post...
We bought an older 5th wheel in the summer of 2011. It's a 1997 Dreamer made in Washington state. An older couple had it and took very good care of it so other than a good scrub down (just because that's what I do when I get anything that's been used by someone else) it needed very little TLC from us when we got it.
Even though the 5th wheel's decor was really not my colors nor style it would do. The price was right and the kitchen had counter space! Both very important details. I could live with it.
What I couldn't live with were the many gold-tone fixtures throughout this thing. Don't get me wrong, I like gold! I like wearing it. But I don't want to see it on my walls or cabinets. Not that there's anything wrong with gold-tone fixtures it's just not me.
So, we immediately set out to fix that.
CountryBoy took all the light fixtures down and I painted them with a brushed nickel spray paint. We also replaced the bathroom towel rods and toilet paper holder with new brushed nickel ones.
That's all we did at the time but all the drawer and cabinet handles in here were gold-tone with ivory as well. Sigh!
38 handles all together. Big sigh! And many of them were looking pretty rough.
Well, after being in here day in and day out, I could no longer take all those gold-tone handles staring at me.
They were everywhere. The kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom.
It was time to remedy this situation and since the price of replacing all of them would've been outrageous it was time for my trusty ol' spray paint.
So, earlier in the week when I went to Walmart, I picked up two cans of brushed nickel spray paint, some Old English and some rags.
Time to get to work.
I'm starting with the drawer handles since they are the easiest.
After cleaning (and degreasing the kitchen handles) I taped the ivory center and started spraying.
Two, sometimes three, light coats did the trick.
Before putting the handles back on, I wiped the drawer fronts down with the Old English.
I'm really pleased with the way they're turning out.
I have a few more drawer handles to finish today provided the weather cooperates. It has to be warm enough for the paint to set AND not windy. That combination has been rare around here so far!
Once those few are finished then I will have 14 out of 38 handles done!
The cabinets will take me longer as I plan to completely remove the cabinet doors a few at a time so that I can spray the hinges as well, polish the doors and rehang them.
It's a project that will take me a while but that's OK because I love projects of any sort! (They tend to keep me out of trouble, ha!)
How' bout you? Do you have any projects you're working on right now?
Till next time,