kitchen cabinet saga
Do you remember last fall when we bought this house? And I could not for the life of me figure out how to get the 50 years of built up oil/grease/dirt/gunk off the cabinets? A friend this winter said they had successfully used a sander. So, I used that as an excuse to buy myself a Festool random orbit sander for my birthday =D
It didn't work. As I'm standing there, all dejected, envisioning a) years of gross cabinets, or b) too much money being spent for new ones, DH asks, have you tried steel wool? I say, no, but I might as well. He brings some out (the roughest kind) and I try it. Would you believe IT WORKED?!?! Unbelievable. Steel wool and a little (ok, a lot of) elbow grease. I'm glad, but jeez, I wish I would've figured that out last year!!!!
But I still got an awesome sander out of it =D