Thanks American Pickers!

Are you a fan of American Pickers on the History Channel?  I am and so are lots of the folks at Scott’s Liquid Gold.  Fortunately for us, American Pickers are fans of Liquid Gold as well. Over the weekend, I watched several repeat episodes back-to-back. One of my favorite episodes features a retired trucker that built an entire town on his property from buildings that were going to be destroyed, including a jail and a saloon. It was an amazing place!  It is always fun to see what  treasures they find and they meet the most interesting people.

I have another favorite episode from season one. It is episode 7 and on it Mike and Frank use Liquid Gold to clean up an old metal sign.  We often hear people say, “Hey, they used this (Liquid Gold) on American Pickers”.   We have had so many people tell us that we were mentioned on American Pickers that they must use Liquid Gold on lots of things; more than just wood and metal!

So, we wanted to say “thanks” for mentioning us to others. A few weeks ago, we sent Mike and Frank a few cans of Scott’s Liquid Gold, an original sample bottle and a replica of the garage where Liquid Gold began.  After receiving our little care package, they sent us the autographed photo above.  We were thrilled!  Like I said, we have lots of fans under our roof and they just loved the picture. Thanks Mike and Frank!  We will always be fans of American Pickers and we’re hoping that they will always be fans of Liquid Gold and that you will, too!

An All-American Toolbox!

Like many, I love finding unique ways to breathe new life into old obsolete household items.  While cleaning the garage storage closet  I found this old toolbox, (maybe circa 1950) that belonged to my father-in-law.  I did not want to put it in the trash or donate it but it was just sitting there collecting dust.  I took it out of the garage and started to clean it up hoping that I might be inspired to find a new use for it.  And guess what, it worked!  How about An All-American planter to brighten my porch this Fourth of July? I started by cleaning up the toolbox with a gentle, mild detergent.  I used Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Wash. I wanted to be sure to get all the dirt off, inside and out, and remove any chemical residue.  But I also wanted to be sure it was safe for plants. You can see that it was pretty dirty! To deep clean the wood and hydrate it, I used Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner and Preservative on the outside of the toolbox to restore the wood.  The wood was so dry and thirsty it took several applications.  When the wood looked good, I buffed out the extra oil. Then, I placed whipped topping containers in each section to catch extra water and added ten dollars worth of  red, white and ‘blue’ petunias. Added a few flags and Voila!  I have a unique planter from an old toolbox steeped in American history and ready to celebrate the Fourth of July! Wishing you and yours a safe and happy All-American Fourth of July!

An All-American Toolbox!

Like many, I love finding unique ways to breathe new life into old obsolete household items.  While cleaning the garage storage closet  I found this old toolbox, (maybe circa 1950) that belonged to my father-in-law.  I did not want to put it in the trash or donate it but it was just sitting there collecting dust.  I took it out of the garage and started to clean it up hoping that I might be inspired to find a new use for it.  And guess what, it worked!  How about An All-American planter to brighten my porch this Fourth of July? I started by cleaning up the toolbox with a gentle, mild detergent.  I used Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Wash. I wanted to be sure to get all the dirt off, inside and out, and remove any chemical residue.  But I also wanted to be sure it was safe for plants. You can see that it was pretty dirty! To deep clean the wood and hydrate it, I used Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner and Preservative on the outside of the toolbox to restore the wood.  The wood was so dry and thirsty it took several applications.  When the wood looked good, I buffed out the extra oil. Then, I placed whipped topping containers in each section to catch extra water and added ten dollars worth of  red, white and ‘blue’ petunias. Added a few flags and Voila!  I have a unique planter from an old toolbox steeped in American history and ready to celebrate the Fourth of July! Wishing you and yours a safe and happy All-American Fourth of July!