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How To Make Something Look New Again

 

How To Make Something Look New again

 

You can't just paint over problems, you can't just hide them!

It reminds me of the sellers who want to paint their old gutters.

You have to replace things if you want them to look new again!

                                        

                  How to make your cookie sheets look new again?

                                Throw them away! Buy new ones! 

Making it new again 

 My daughter sent me this picture above  and I thought this would be a perfect way to tell buyers or sellers how to 'repair' items in their homes.

 

 

How To Make Something Look New again

 

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Comment balloon 32 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • October 21 2015 04:54PM

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Painting the gutters is not anything I have seen but it would be much cheaper  than new one.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 3 years ago

So you're saying we can't just paint over our cookie sheets to get new ones?
;)

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) almost 3 years ago

Many items do have to be completely replaced. This is a good example and I wouldn't have cookie sheets like that in my house. Who wants to eat a cookie off that sheet?

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 3 years ago

Now you are making me feel ashamed of myself.  While I have old cookie sheets, I haven't painted over them.  BUT, I have foil wrapped them so many times, that I could have bought new with the cost of the foil I used.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 3 years ago

When it comes to cookie pans, that is great advice, not so much with cast iron.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Ed Silva I have seen gutters painted. They look good for about 5 minutes.

Bob Crane Just read Debbie Reynolds comment.

 

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

Painting gutters? Probably not. But paint can cover a lot of problems, when cosmetic repairs are all that is needed. 

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Myrl Jeffcoat You have spent more in foil than a new pan would cost. That's funny.

Evelyn Johnston Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

Pat Starnes You can clean up with paint...you just can't repair it with paint.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

When I was growing up, a cookie pan like that was called "seasoned." We were good at spin! :-)

Posted by Gwen Banta (Sotheby's International Realty) almost 3 years ago

Too,funny for any more words, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland so I will say 'Good night'

Except I have seen tacky painted gutters.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Gwen Banta That's funny.

Mary Yonkers Good night!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

Actually Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland new gutters are cheaper than paint if you install them your self.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate - Minot) almost 3 years ago

Bob "RealMan" Timm And if done correctly will last a lot longer.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

The only thing you can paint and make look fresh is a wall that has only ever been painted.  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 3 years ago

Chris Ann Cleland You are so right...

Painting a garage floor, with the right coating, also looks fresh. Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

I loved painted garage floors.  I need to do that to mine.  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 3 years ago

Chris Ann Cleland It is on my 'to do' list. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

Dang it Margaret, I thought you were going to give me a secret and not good advice. LOL  I'm kind of attached to that old cookie sheet.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 3 years ago

Tammy Lankford Cute comment!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

There are definitely times when the only sane thing to do is toss out the old and replace it. If you are Judi K Barrett , however, you can salvage wonderful things like old lamps, old chairs, etc.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) almost 3 years ago

Lottie Kendall , Thank you!  :)    I found the most unusual beautiful solid wood conference table yesterday while shopping at a store that specializes in pre-owned office furntiure... beautiful in design but ugly in color.  I threatened to bring it home but my conference room is not big enough.  If I can find a spot for that table, I'm calling them and having it delivered!  It was orange, which would have been great for Autumn but would not match anything else and it would be a great CHORE to change the color.  

Posted by 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 3 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland , very cute way to tell sellers that sometimes, it is wise to toss and replace some things (or just toss them if you're moving and replace when you get moved!)  I think the problem with that cookie sheet is that it was used as a baking dish for something that probably did not even resemble a cookie. Mis-using items often results in having to replace them!

Posted by 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Margaret. Sometimes you just have to buy new! Since I don't want to be late in my congratulations and you are fast approaching becoming a multi-millionaire here in the Rain, CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) almost 3 years ago

Lottie Kendall Toss it out unless you are talented like Judi K Barrett 

I am waiting to see if Judi gets that orange table.

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

Judi K Barrett I think you are right about the use (or misuse) of that item.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

Wayne Martin  Thanks for all your support and early congratulations. You are definitely the first!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

I love this blog! I couldn't agree with you more!

Posted by Kathryn J., Rentec Direct (Rentec Direct) almost 3 years ago

Kathryn J. I loved the  picture sent to me by my daughter and knew I had to make a blog and relate it to RE. Thanks for stopping by.

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

Hi Margaret -- fun post.   I'd add shower curtain liners to the list too.  --- Clean them?  Toss them.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 3 years ago

Michael Jacobs Very good point. Just throw them away! Inexpensive solution.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

I agree with Michael.   Pitch the old shower curtain.

Posted by DEANNA EARLY - ( NMLS #268590 ), Virginia Mortgage Loan Originator (American National Bank and Trust) almost 3 years ago

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