Revive your NICD batteries with using this free tutorial. I just fixed about 20 of my own batteries and I figured I would share it with others for free since people are charging 20 dollars on Ebay for these instructions.
We're not talking infestation here, but we seem to have up to 20 persistent fruit flies in the kitchen - regardless of the presence of fruit! Can't figure out where they're coming from! How do we get rid of them? Quick - before we start naming them!
You can tell someone is big on entertaining when they ask you to build a 10 foot dining table. That's what my mom requested me to build her over Easter weekend. They had a couple of
mis-matched outdoor dining sets that were falling apart. Sad, right? You spend $500 or more on glass and metal for it to fall apart after a few years. I found plans via the Design Confidential and made a few edits. (http://www.thedesignconfidential.com/2011/04/free-diy-furniture-plans-to-build-a-restoration-hardware-inspired-provence-beam-dining-with-4x4s) Mainly I used 4x4's for the legs so it looks more like the RH original. We chose cedar for it's lasting outdoor and bug resistant properties. My mom is thrilled with her new table and gets compliments on it all the time! Materials were only $230, which is a drop in the bucket compared to the 4K plus she would have spent in stores. More details on the build are on my blog.
Actually, the better title might be, "How do you get the 'dead' smell out of furniture?
But don't call the cops on me; this question came from the cops, a CSI friend of mine.
She wrote: "You can imagine that crime scene investigators like me get interesting questions. However, tonight's, though forensically sound, is more appropriate for my Atta Girls. Neighbor: "How do you get the smell of 'dead' out of furniture?" Seems a 78-year-old, sentimental chest of drawers in her garage became home to a decaying critter without her immediate knowledge. She's tried Fabreeze and bleach, which not only didn't work, but also warped a thin, wood packing crate her father used to craft the piece. Any suggestions?"
I gave my pal some suggestions for getting the stench out of old furniture and thrift store finds, which you can read on my blog, Atta Girl Says. But I also wanted to post the query here at Hometalk.