Before I fell off the radar in August, I bought this beautiful old German cupboard. And since I want to get it into our kitchen sooner than later, I've been sanding my heart out in the garage in my spare time.
Despite having scrubbed the be-geezus out of it, now that I'm on the sanding step... I'm still finding patches of caked on grease that makes me suspect the old lady who owned this thing must've fried schnitzel everyday of her life for the last 40-odd years. The grease removal is becoming so intense, this thing has become a bigger project than organizing the world's biggest cupboard ever was. It's grossed me out to the point that I've stepped up the cleaning in my own kitchen, as if somehow grunge is contagious.
And look at this wacky paper that lined every shelf and drawer... funk-o-rama! (Guilty confession: I scrubbed the waxy paper and salvaged all that was not oily or stained. It's just waaaay too groovy not to make something from it someday).
I'm thinking about a simple "white wash" paint job... a very thinned out coat of white to freshen the whole thing up but light enough to still see through to some of the wood grain and battle scars. If you have any other suggestions, speak now!