Presenting: the paint-less mantle! … after many hours of chemical stripping, sanding, and picking with random tools at the details. I had already spent a lot of time on this […]
We have had great results stripping all kinds of things with the crock pot method so I thought I would try some of our oak corner blocks… Some water, soap, […]
Surprise! I applied more paint to trim: While Rob heat-gun removed paint off the old jamb: We also ordered a top secret item for a top secret project, on sale, […]
A few weeks ago I found this trick on the Internet (apartmenttherapy.com quoting doorsixteen.com quoting thisoldhouse.com) where you can strip paint from intricate metal objects with a crockpot, soap, and […]
Stripping the original corner blocks with the heat gun: Stripped, sanded and ready to go: Rob measures twice, cuts once: Next: trim goes up!
Free! Finally free of any hardware, stain, poly, or top… Just a bit more work and it will have a permanent home upstairs… With new stain, hardware, marble top, and […]