Saturday, September 15, 2012

Red Alert!

I've admired those Wolf Commercial Stainless Steel Gas Cook Tops for quite some time now. I love everything about them, especially the red knobs.
But when I priced them, I realized I will continue to admire them. ((giggle))

So as I stood there glaring at my old, scratched, electric Jenn-air cooktop it got me thinking... Wouldn't it look better if these tired, old knobs were red?! Well of course it would!


What came to mind?
**Insert Final Jeopardy tune here**
"Spray paint!"

Hmmm... I will have to check my hub's stash. It's times like these I am grateful he's a motorhead and has many high temp engine spray paints in the barn. Shhhh. But he doesn't need to know that.

First step, I cleaned them really well. Then I scratched them up with some sandpaper and taped them off. I really wanted the whole knob red but the lil' numbers are on the actual knob.
I'm a pretty good cook, but not that good of a cook.


Next, I primed them. But forgot to take a photo.

Then came time to spray paint them red. Since Ford never took a bailout from our government (unlike other car companies), I happily used "Ford Red."
(C'mon! You know I couldn't resist that one.)


Two coats with a light touch did the trick.

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Sure it's not a Wolf commercial gas cooktop. But it's got cute lil' red knobs and it didn't cost me anything.

My hubs thinks I'm absolutely insane, but really likes the way they look.

:> )


Judi Hunziker said...

I locve your red knobs, brilliant idea! I also am so happy your little dog is feeling better, so adorable.

tj said...

...Yeah, but I'm betting a dollar to a donut that your hubs loves all the little improvements you do. They're all nothing short of spectacular. :o)

...Funny how just repainting those knobs a different color gives your cooktop a whole new look. Great job Karin!

...Have a lovely weekend you two! Er, I mean, four. ;o)


Cindi said...

LOVE IT!!! Think my landlord would like me doing that? Yeah maybe not tee hee hee! Great job!
Be blessed,

bayrayschild said...

Oh wow how very Cool is that!
You are so clever my friend!


Primitive Stars said...

Hello Karin, oh ya, really love the red knobs, looks great.Blessings Francine.

Pendleton Primitives said...

They look great!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, guys! ♥

Susan said...

I LOVE it. Little things like this make a huge difference. You're so smart!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

We recently purchased and 1989 town home in Florida. My parent's are actually staying there right now, so I am not near my cooktop, but it looks exactly like yours. All the numbers have worn off the knobs and the fan is not working. I was looking to replace the knobs. Would you happen to know the model number of your range? Thanks so much for any help and I love the red!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Hi Robin~ Ours was a Jenn Air A100. At least that's what the replacement cartridges were.
Also, our fan didn't work. But it was because the switch went. Unfortunately they no longer make the fan switch BUT I did find a guy on eBay who modifies switches to fit my particular old model. It was a little pricy for the switch, but well worth it to have a working fan.
You may be able to find universal knobs at your local Lowes or Home Depot. :> )
P.S. While you're there, get some high temp red spray paint! :> )

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