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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Little Staging Shortcuts

When I said on Facebook that I got my house ready for its listing in one week, my aunt (who has owned ten houses) said that it always took her like a month to get it ready.  I then told her that I probably did a month’s worth of work in one week.  When Michael and I put our minds to something, we put everything else on hold until we get it done.  And we really didn’t want to prolong that process because it kind of sucked.  Anyway, I thought I’d share a few cool tricks I learned along the way in staging my house. 

So one of the first things on my list was to spray paint the vent hood over my stove a stainless steel color the match the rest of the appliances.  I didn’t really know if it would work, but I thought I’d give it a shot.  "Staging Stainless Steel Appliances", "painting white vent hood stainless", "sanding metal", "kitchen staging",
Well, I started to sand it, and the white paint was coming off fairly easy, so I just kept sanding and scraping until all of the paint was off, and I would sand left to right to mimic the stainless steel look.  I was left with a stainless steel-looking vent hood.  I didn’t even need to spray paint it.  Now I don’t know what the long term affect of having exposed metal like that will be, but it looks cool for now.
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  1. I've never thought about this. Um, very smart & I'll keep it in mind because mine is white & doesn't match the stainless appliances either!

    1. Someone told me to just wipe it down regularly with oil (any kind) to keep it from rusting. You could also try spraying it down with a clear enamel meant for metal. I'm just doing the ol' oil method until it sells.

  2. That is awesome. I will remember that when we buy a house.


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