The last time you saw the Hoosier, it was parked outside the side door of our house, awaiting a scrubbing and de-Contact-papering. Here it is in its new home in the dining room. I ended up not repainting it, but I stripped off several layers of paint that had been applied to the black edge of the enamel top. In the course of that job I could see that the Hoosier had been painted aqua, then yellow, then mustard gold. I think its current color is pretty close to the original.
This was a pretty good summer for finding Jadite. I found enough mixing bowls I thought at one point I'd sell a few. Now I see how perfectly they fit across the top. I don't think they'll be going anywhere else anytime soon.
Plenty of room underneath for the tablecloth collection. LiLi asked whether it was impossible to remove Contact paper (or what passes for it, the sticky-backed plastic they use in the Netherlands.) It is pretty much impossible. In our kitchen I had to scrape it off with a razor blade, sand, prime and paint. I didn't want to repeat that experience, so I covered the areas that had been covered in Contact with fabric.
I've used fabric to line drawers on a couple of projects, and I really like it. It's easy. Just cut a piece of posterboard to fit the drawer, then cut a piece of fabric a little bigger than the paper on all sides. Center the paper on the back side of the fabric, fold the excess fabric around to the back and glue it in place. (I think I used a heavy-duty glue stick.) Then just stick it in the drawer. The posterboard backing keeps the fabric from wrinkling every time you put something in or take something out of the drawer. Use a fabric you like a lot, because you'll see it often.
The tulip planters fit just right on that little shelf. When I was driving this home, all I could think about was that shelf, and what I'd put there for Halloween, and then for Christmas. I thought about every holiday with that little shelf. It's not like I don't have other things to think about, honest. I'd rather think about the shelf, though.
I think I mentioned before that moving the Hoosier in meant cleaning up and rearranging a lot of other stuff, most of which you wouldn't want to see. This is how the rest of the Jadite got rearranged. Anyway, this won't last long because it is almost time to get out the Halloween decorations, and there's nothing I like more, except, of course, Christmas decorations.
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