Q: My son and I picked up this whimsical cabinet at Goodwill for $5, and I thought it would be great as part of a play kitchen. I'd like to paint it, but I'm afraid to sand it, since I don't know whether lead paint was used. What is the best way to paint it without exposing my (pregnant) self to toxic stuff. Can I just put a zero VOC paint on top?
Sent by ClarityEditor: What a great find! We're excited to see how the play kitchen turns out. Readers, can anyone help answer Clarity's question?
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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