The first thing after cleaning is I tackled in my brand new 1952 travel trailer is the stove. I thought the brown was too blah with all the wood. I wanted to paint it. Well I had a choice to DIY or have a professional do it. Doing it myself would cost about $10 and 2-3 hours and a professional would require much more money and time.
I disassembled the parts to the stove. It took some patience. I had to figure out all the places it was put together and label the screws so I could put it back together.
The only thing I didn't do but would recommend is taking pictures along the way so I would know exactly how to put it back together. The oven parts were tricky and at one point I had to walk away and clear my mind in order to get in back together. That was the most frustrating thing! So, lesson learned, take pictures.
I also, took down the weird vinyl floor backsplash that someone along the way thought was a good idea. I will never understand not doing something right the first time. Waste of time and ugly! But I will be righting this wrong soon :)
Here she is without all her parts. The parts headed to paint. The paint I used after much research was a very high heat enamel in an easy to use spray can. These high heat enamels are easily found in a variety of colors at the auto parts store. This paint in used on engines and parts that come in versions that resist temps upward of 1000.
I chose red and did 2 coats, letting it dry between coats. After the reassembly fiasco, here she is with her new red makeover. I also polished and cleaned the chrome parts with a rotary tool from Harbor Freight.
Next I tackle the backsplash!