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Thursday, May 5, 2011

So I Picked Up Some Steel Wool and Knitted a Stove...

Reader and follower Lee Niata Johnson does not have a blog, but evidently she's read enough of them to feel bullet proof and invincible, just like the rest of us.
She tackled her first DIY.
And I must say, this is a really cool project, so I just had to share. 
She doesn't have a full step by step, and I'm not going to presume to do one since this is, again, not something I've done, but her photos tell the tale pretty well, don't you think?
Take it away, Lee!

I needed wanted a new stainless steel drop-in range/oven.  However the current prices are from $900 – 1100!  OUCH!  So, after almost 2 years of living with a range top that was off white I now have “stainless steel” thanks to this product:  http://www.liquidstainlesssteel.com/learnhow.html  Product cost $24.95!!  I also added new black porcelain drip pans from Lowes $20.














 I ordered the product online after searching months for a new drop in stove/range or some kind of way to paint it!  As soon as I saw the video and a picture of a range top, I was SOLD!

Product arrived in about 3 – 4 days.

Pictures I sent show all of my steps.  I simply followed the instructions that came with the paint.  Also viewed the online video.

TIPS:
·         Clean appliance thoroughly!
·         Paint THIN coats – I painted 3 layers – one hour drying time apart
·         THIN Top coat – 2 hour after last base coat.  I only painted one top coat

I AM VERY HAPPY with the results!!!!!  In fact I love it so much, I’m painting my cabinets white this weekend, I hope!!
I have been inspired!!!
Now THAT'S a first project! I'm hiding this post from the hubs- he's dying for stainless steel appliances!
What do you think, guys? How'd she do? And would you give this treatment a whirl before tossing what you've got?

9 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Good job. I clean my stainless frig at our old house with baby oil. It works and it's cheap!

1x1000 said...

WOW! Thanks so much for featuring my 1st true DIY!! Believe me I simply LOVE the results. I felt it couldn't have turned out any worse than it already was, so I went for it! So Glad I did!
I cooked on the range top for the first time on MONDAY (1 week later)making speghetti sauce! It cleaned RIGHT UP! LOL! Thanks again!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Cool idea! It turned out great!

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

That is totally awesome. You know I'd do it before having to drop some dough on a new appliance.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabulous idea. I definitely would do it before I bought new, what's to lose. Hugs, Marty

Dharma said...

Great job Lee! I admire your tenacity....and your stovetop ;)

Michelle L. said...

That is fascinating! If it really holds up to use...wow! Huge impact, huge money saver...love it! Thanks Lee AND Sunny!

Sherri B. said...

That is unbelievable! I am saving this right now..Thanks!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

My stove is 17 years old. This may help it look new.

Enjoy Mother's Day and your time at the zoo.