Have you ever had one of those projects that has been on your "to do list" for a long time and you keep saying this is the week end I 'm going to tackle that project and the week end comes and goes and somehow you never got started on the project?
Well , I finally got a week end after about six months of saying those very words to myself and actually worked on my project. I thought you might enjoy hearing about it also. My project was cleaning my kitchen cabinets. Now I grant you this can be a daunting task but it desperately needed to be done. It was driving me nuts.
I have an older kitchen that gets used alot. Over time and use , the cupboards get grimy and slimy from the oils of your hands and they start feeling nasty to the touch and look unsightly. I have oak cabinets from way back when and short of a new kitchen I wanted to freshen it up. Since oak does not paint well the only option was to work with the existing finish. So that is what I did.
For those of you who have the same issue with wood cupboards, there is a great product for you to know about to come to your rescue. It will work on any wood , not just oak. It was developed by a man in Vancouver, Washington who was a antiques dealer and was looking for a way to refinish the wood antiques without stripping the existing finish off and starting over. It is available only on line or at the home shows. The name of the product is Restorzit. You can find it at http://www.restorzit.com/ .
You will need the cleaner and the product. You first clean the cupboards with the cleaner and let dry . Then take some steel wool to the cupboard especially where your hands have touched the cupboards. Then take the product to the cupboard doors and put an even coat over the whole door. Let dry. You will find your wood cupboards will have a nice soft shine to them and will be recolored in the areas where the finish had come off. Put the hard ware back on and enjoy your new cupboards. Yes it takes time but you will enjoy the finished product and it really will look great without having to strip all the finish off and starting over.
If you don't have knobs and pulls on your cupboards to start with, this is a great way to update your kitchen and protect the cupboards at the same time. There are all kinds of knobs and pulls available today and at all different price points.
So my kitchen looks and feels so much better and as usual I wish I would have done it sooner. But oh well at least it is done so I can enjoy them before the holidays arrive. Enjoy this weather. Pamela
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