I have a vintage iron chaise white with some rust. and a glass top table to match. Do I paint it? If so what color? I'm torn and need help with the decision. I'm open for all suggestions, it's in good shape with nice wheels
Commented 4 days ago
I'd vote for black, a classic, that would enhance not compete with the wonderful grill design.
Plus black easier to use with other black wrought iron pieces; much harder to match shades of a color. It is a beautiful piece.
How can you remove the stinky smell from washing machines? A tip for removing the stinky smell from washing machines is to simply add 10 – 15 drops of purify or Melaleuca essential oil on wet wash cloth and wash.
That is ALL you want in the washer and you want to use HOT water/Clean cycle if you have one. You can also add 1 cup of vinegar if you want for additional aid in cleaning the washer.
I did this with Melaleuca and it worked great!
You can also use essential oil to remove the sour smell from clothes too!
It is only $.10 per drop so a great way to save money too! No chemicals and works well!
Commented on May 15, 2013
Reading Michelle's attachment: I don't use fabric softener, do use even less than rec. amt of
I want to choose an accent paint colour that will work with my roof shingles and vinyl siding. The roof is brown/beige/rust/red and the siding is a light grey with beige undertone. Then
there's this horrible Hardiboard siding covering the foundation that's in a grey with blue undertones (shudder!) I'm going to paint the Hardiboard, my front door and add shutters to the windows.
I'm thinking of Behr Japanese Maple for the front door (rusty red) and white for the shutters. Do I match the siding colour on the Hardiboard? or paint it one of the accent colours? Suggestions please!
I wanted to give a few examples of inexpensive options for beautiful countertops.
Here are three that we have done recently.
The first is a reclaimed top that was on its way to the dump. We refinished it and added it to an antique dresser base to make an island in our kitchen.
The second option is high gloss Laminate... by using a squared off edge instead of the rounded edge we were able to get an appearance more like granite. The example I am showing is also from our kitchen.
Option three is porcelain floor tile.
I recently redid my parents kitchen and used 12"x24" floor tiles for countertop. The surface must be prepped properly and be level. It turned out beautifully. Using large tiles minimizes grout lines. I used a grout very close to the tile colour. We only needed 16 tiles for the whole project.
Link to our kitchen: http://cynthiaweber.com/hoop-top-house/
Link to parents kitchen project: http://cynthiaweber.com/the-big-reveal-my-pa...
It sounds funny that you have clean a machine designed for cleaning, but the washer does need some love. Detergent and grime build up on the drum over time.
Luckily, it's pretty easy to clean. Dump a couple cups of vinegar with a little bit of lemon juice (for smell) into the washing machine and set to the hottest cycle. While the washer is running, wipe down the exterior with a mixture of vinegar and water.
After the cycle is completed, clean the detergent, bleach, and fabric softener dispensers with the same mixture.
Commented on Mar 19, 2013
Will try w cold water and get back to you. Front loading washer hitched up to cold only on
purpose. I'm trying to be green, economical and a friendly host. Living in Florida, I have lots of house guests who think they must use hot water. So when I turned laundry room into storage space, I donated washer, dryer and dishwasher, set up front loading washer in kitchen where dishwasher was and air dry clothes, usually on front deck. I gave up trying to convince guests to even try a cold water wash, so set it to take only cold water. Guests can twirl and set the dials as they want and more than one has taken out an item to show me a clean only hot water could deliver. My cat and I smile.
I enjoyed a recent post by Danielle Fraser and thought I'd share the solution I used, implemented in summer 2012 and didn't require mirror removal:
Issue: Our entire bathroom needed an aesthetic upgrade. Sore spots included the large mirror that had been glued to the wall by the builder and had been discoloring for years from behind. Removing it would have created more work in wall repair. Instead I created a 2-step border, in the same decorative tissue and leaf paint finishes that I'd used elsewhere in the room, to frame around the old mirror, hide discoloration and tie the theme together throughout the room. When finished, I mimicked the process in accessories (boxes, glasses, etc.).
4 Hours 50 Easy
Commented on Mar 04, 2013
I'm in same boat. This is a great idea. Thanks for the very clear photos and instructions.
The white laminate counters in my kitchen, there when I bought my place, are in great shape -
amazing as they are the original countertops 1980. The problem is the seam at the top and bottom of the 1" front edge. Would this or any other paint cover the edge seams and counter top evenly? Thanks in advance.
Several Hometalkers have posted recently about potting up paperwhites (Narcissus tazetta), one of the most popular, and easiest, plants for indoor forcing. Simply put them in a bowl with some pebbles, add a little water, and, two to three weeks later, voila. But one recurrent problem is the tendency of these fragrant bloomers to flop over. The solution: alcohol. Yes, by irrigating your plants with a diluted solution of alcohol (you can use vodka, gin, tequila, rum or even rubbing
alcohol) you will end up with plants that are about one-third less high, but with blooms that are just as fragrant and last just as long. And this isn't just a folk remedy. The folks at the Flowerbulb Research Program at Cornell University have tested it and proven it works. Two caveats: don't use too much alcohol (a 4 to 6 percent solution is optimal) and don't use beer or wine, as the sugars in those will cause major problems for the plants. You'll find complete directions here: