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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Window cleaner is absolutely NOT SAFE for children & pets! Read the cautions on the label &
the stories at the CDC website. It is poison. Use baking soda, dribble a little wine or cider vinegar on it; yes, it will foam up wildly, but it will safely get rid of ants! Inexpensive, too.
There are so many options when thinking about using exterior trim to create a one-of-a-kind porch - everything from dentil moldings to brackets. Adding trim on your front porch creates
charm and curb appeal, and is a doable diy project.
Most people think of Victorian houses and all the trims they typically used, but any porch can benefit from a bit of trim, whether it is simple, plain brackets or elaborately carved arches. These photos give you an idea of the array of possibilities - you'll of course find a lot more ideas and photos on our site! #porches#diy#exterior
You've heard that when it comes to looks, age is just a number – but does the same go for your house? We think so! The best part about giving your house a facelift is that you don't need to go all "Botox crazy" on it to bring back that youthful glow. All you need to do is give a little TLC to the exterior. #PorchPride
Here are five ways to make your house look 10 years younger:
1. Focus on the front door. Your front door is literally the gateway to your home, so dress it up. First,repair and replace any old or tarnished door hardware. Then clean off any dirt from the door's exterior and add a fresh layer of paint. Your door will appreciate the royal treatment. More tips: https://brightnest.com/posts/how-to-make-you...
Learn to make these cute mason jar twine holders. It's a great way to organize your craft room using items you already have (plus a few extras from the hardware store).
Update: I would like to address the two biggest questions I've received regarding this project:
Question #1. Where did I get the daisy lids? I have included three links on my blog where you can purchase them. One link takes you to gold ones, one takes you to silver ones, and another takes you to a link selling the lids with the jars. http://www.acasarella.net/2013/03/mason-jar-...
Question #2. Does the thread get tangled as you pull different strands through? So far the answer is no. And by "no" I mean that you can keep pulling strands through the lid and they all come out smoothly and uninterrupted. They do, however, seem to get twisted around one another. The twisting does not seem to be an impediment, though, as the strands still come through the holes just fine.
I don't know if this is because of the washers I put between each spool or if there's some other reason it's working for me, but I have almost completely unraveled a few of the spools in order to test it out. I hope it works as well for all of you!
I was in love with the look of a rustic cooler for our patio, but was turned off by the high prices. So my husband and I took an old cooler apart and built our own! The base is held by a
2x2 frame, covered in reclaimed fence posts found by the curb. We attached a spigot to the drain hole in the cooler for drainage, used an antler shed for the handle, and added a bottle opener for decoration. It was so easy, and only $30 in supplies (since we had the cooler and fence wood on hand). You can check out the full step-by-step tutorial on my blog ( http://www.killerbdesigns.com/rustic-cooler-... ) to see how to make your own! It's a great addition to our back porch, and was so easy to make.