I love to spring clean. That feeling you get when your house is so clean it squeaks! But I don't have the time most years to dedicate to a full on spring cleaning. So I came up with a printable schedule that breaks spring cleaning tasks down into 30 minute weekly chunks. Breaking down large tasks into bit sized portions always works for me! Come on over and print your own schedule and start spring cleaning this week! #organizedhome#springcleaning
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.
Painting my guest room furniture that I purchased either in Habitat Restore, Salvation Army, or other thrift stores - I have been practicing using Annie Sloan paint and wax on small
pieces of wood and this is my first finished piece with this paint. I also included the drawers to a dresser I am working on. I love this paint and wax...it makespainitng furniture easy....you get what you pay for with Annie Sloan products.
I love having more space in my kitchen for prepping. But when my boys and hubby want to help out there is not much room left. I looked on Craigslist and other stores and could not find
anything I liked. One day looking online at the blogs I love. I came across an island at Ourvintagehomelove.blogspot that I totally fell in love with. So I thought why not just make one. Since I did not have old reclaimed barn wood, it was off to Lowes we went.
One of my recent home projects has been renovating this 1970's bathroom. The tile floor was nice, but it definitely needed warming up with rugs and linens. New wall paint, painted vanity,
painted countertop, hardware, shower curtain and cozy rugs, really make this space lively now. It's warm and toasty on a cold winter's night with the rug from Ballards and TJ Maxx bathmat by the tub. #keepingcozy
Commented on Jan 06, 2013
I haven't taken pics as of yet....will try to do that this week:)