another pinner says: To paint over ANY surface, without sanding, use a product called 'ESP Easy Surface Prep', available at hardware and paint shops. Wipe on, wipe off and paint in 90 minutes. Works well over enamel paint , without having to sand. SAVES HOURS of work. It was recommended to me by a professional painter. Maybe.
Decorating by Color: Superneutral Decorating Palettes and Projects - Martha Stewart
Updating Your Kitchen Counters on a Budget - painting laminate countertops, links to tutorials
Sarah Lentz: "Ok, I just tried this and it seriously did work. I did it twice on a burner that's had scorch marks for a year or more and they're gone! For anyone as OCD about cleaning as I am, this is a must! I would be prepared to do it at least twice, more if you've got bad burns. This really works!!!"
Save space in your wallet & organize all your gift & store rebate cards by putting a hole punch through them and adding them to a key ring.
Frame your grandmother's handwritten recipe cards as kitchen decor. I have so many, some written in French/Luxembourgish!