My husband is one of 8 children, so every 7 years it is our turn to host Thanksgiving. We’re up this year but our oven wasn’t. Sure it worked and could roast a turkey, but it wasn’t….pretty. The wall oven is over 15 years old and it is indestructible. While all of the other appliances in the kitchen had broken down and been replaced with shiny new stainless models, the white and tinted-glass oven stood firmly in the wall, refusing to budge, break or give up. I hated it and concocted sneaky ways to “break” it…until I watched an episode of Cool Tools on the DIY Network. I realized I could camouflage it and force it to match its shiny kitchen counterparts. All I needed was an afternoon and my new best friend, Stainless Steel paint.
Liquid Stainless Steel looks like paint—it comes in a paint can—because it is paint but with the added benefit of real stainless steel flakes. The folks at the DIY Network provide awesome step-by-step instructions on how to use Liquid Stainless Steel to transform many items in your home, so I won’t try to replicate it here. Just click this link to their page to find out for yourself how easy it is.
I used 3 coats of Liquid Stainless Steel to cover my ugly white wall oven plus two coats of clear Topcoat to give it some shine.
I also used Liquid Stainless Steel to transform my old, rusty door hinges. They look brand new and took about 15 minutes to paint. I’ve pretty much become a mad woman racing around the house with my sponge brush, painting every door hinge in sight. The instant gratification is like a drug. If you’re a DIY-er, you know what I mean….