Benjamin Moore has an alkalyd (oil based/water soluble) paint that works beautifully. Spreads
really smooth and if you pay for a really good brush it's so worth it! Because this paint cleans up with soap and water, you should have the brush forever. Definitely fine sand and use a tac cloth between coats. The sanding sponges work great especially if you have raised panel doors.
An exterminator told my friend that when you begin to see ants, they are the scouts. Stop these and you won't have ants. My son discovered that if you spray them with Windex (or any other glass cleaner), they are exterminated. Keep after it for a while and you won't have ants. We have used this for years. 2 days ago our humming bird feeder leaked onto the concrete front porch...the liquid got down in the crack between brick and concrete so there was not way to flush it out. Ants
appeared quickly, I sprayed them with Windex. Watched through the day and kept spraying them. Now ant free! Safe for kids, pets and environment! It is worth a try before you spend hundreds.
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Kae F - that is why I NEVER eat/drink anything with that junk in it!!
I wanted a cedar raised garden bed in a problem area of my backyard but all the ones I could buy were upwards of $100! Since that wasn't in my budget I scoured the internet for other
options..With a genius idea from Ana White I was able to build my own for under $15! It was a thirty minute project, no crazy construction skills required, just a drill and a circular saw! (If only the gardening itself was as easy!)
Commented on May 13, 2013
does anyone know if you could use the Trex type decking boards for a raised bed? Or is it
toxic for a garden eatable food stuff? We need to rebuild our raised bed and would like to use a material that lasts a little longer.
Don't you just love all of the things you can make and do with Mason jars? I have been wanting Mason jar solar lights since I saw them in a catalog three years ago, but for $40 a jar
there was no way I would allow myself to buy them. I knew I needed to figure out a way to make them myself. I bought some solar lights at the dollar store and was able to come up with my own Mason jar solar lights. Please visit my blog to see all of the details.
Jacque and I are always on the look out for furniture in need of a little TLC, so when we ran across this beautiful dresser/buffet, it was hard to pass up bringing it home. It had cracks,
chips, and gouges...Just what we were looking for! We had used different wood fillers in repairing other pieces, but thanks to some advice from my father-in-law and the 3M AutoCare team, we learned that Bondo was an amazing alternative to ordinary wood fillers. It's got a quick cure time, it's strong, and it doesn't shrink while it cures. Take a look at our experience using Bondo All Purpose Filler to repair our Woodland Themed Dresser
Commented on Feb 11, 2013
Thanks bunches, I'm done done done with that project and happily enjoying our new kitchen, but
hope to remember your tip for future project (of which I'm sure there'll be some)!
What in the heck is a Lotion Bar? I had never heard of these before in my life until I pinned this from Little House in the Suburbs. Why would you even want to make a lotion bar when you have a Bath and Body Works close by? I mean, seriously, how can you beat their cucumber and melon lotion?
Commented on Jan 21, 2013
So I guess I don't understand....where's the 'lotion' in these bars?
Step by step instructions for how to paint your kitchen cabinets. Save money and Do It Yourself!
I renovated my kitchen on a strict budget, and it only cost me $93 to completely transform my kitchen from bland builder-grade oak to bright white.
Commented on Jan 14, 2013
Bill, I think you're the one who asked about sanding. I used sanding sponges and 150-200 grit
sand paper. I used the sand paper first on the flat areas and to really degloss and get through my laquered finish. The used the sanding sponges after each coat. The work great for inside corner areas and rounded areas.
I have pretty much have ignored and insulted the Osteospurmum, thinking that it was a wimpy 'spring then gone' for the summer plant. So....this spring I planted a few in my experimental
garden No water from me! No mulch! No fertilizer! I did not receive a visit at any time from the PRPT( Plants Are People Too) agency to speak about taking custody of them. They have incredibly managed to CHANGE my opinion of them! Here is why....after all my willful neglect. Osteo...my hat is off to you. These pictures were taken after the recent heat wave here in Atlanta.
Commented on Jan 14, 2013
Thanks bunches, wow the new lavender sounds wonderful. I started a new row of lavender last
year at the end of our driveway. Ended up getting more to supplement some that didn't make it and it wasn't the same variety. But would LOVE to have this one. It was being shown by North Creek Nursery which is a Wholesaler, do you know if we can order from them, or where we can order it? Maybe from you?! :) Definately sharing this with our Master Gardener group.