I thought I would take the time to answer some recent questions. I know I've not been good at all about getting back you all with answers, so I will try to make up for it now~
Is there anyway that you can tell us how you made the countertops? And also how do you keep them looking good?
The countertops are made from oak gymnasium flooring that was never used and was kindly given to us. It came in long lengths about 8 inches wide; my husband joined it with biscuits to the proper width and cut it to length. He ran it through his jointer and planer, and did lots & lots of hand sanding. I finished it with a wipe-on polyurethane ~ about 12 coats in all, sanding between each. We have yet to see how they hold up ~ so far, so good!
Did you paint your cabinets? If so..was it labor intensive and what kind of paint did you use?
I did, and am still painting the kitchen cabinets. It is a time-consuming job ~ wash, sand lightly or use liquid sandpaper (or both), coat with primer, and then apply two coats of paint. I'm using Behr's Premium Kitchen & Bath paint in Cottage White.
Lovely old stepstool..reminds me of my grandmother..don't know why..But doesn't it get slippy with that plastic ?
After standing on top of the stepstool a lot lately, I can say it is not slippery at all. As a matter of fact, the plastic actually provides some grip.
I love your ironing table! Is it difficult to iron shirts on it?
I've tried it out quite a bit by now and have found I can iron a shirt quite well on it. Of course, I don't think I'm the best at pressing shirts, but I like to do a nice job. I've found that by positioning it a certain way on the corner of the table works well. So far, it's worked great for everything except dresses, so it looks like I will have to hang on to my vintage wooden ironing board for those.