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One of the shelves in my kitchen had got into pretty bad shape over a long term of usage.

This shelf which consists of two 2'X1' galvanized iron horizontal pieces had been used to keep hot, oily and wet pans. As a result there was accumulation of oil and severe rusting leading to a sizable opening in the top piece.

I have now reconditioned this shelf by cleaning it up and tiling the horizontal members with some left over ceramic tiles.

The reconditioned tiled shelf should now be able to handle the hot pans and also be easier to maintain.

Step 1: Cleaning Up

Scrubbing and cleaning removed the oil and dirt and sand-papering cleaned up the rusted portion.
<p>Nice job! I love the idea of fixing up rather than getting rid of old things!</p>
<p>Using those tiles is a stroke of brilliance and the shelves should last forever! Rust conditioning paint, as you said, will be a great touch for the rest of it! Well Done, friend!</p>

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