I brought out my summer sandals and found that the suede insoles were very soiled looking. See below.
I remembered my mother saying that you could clean suede with sandpaper. I thought, 'Wow, that's weird' and it stuck in my head. So I tried it!
Guess what? It WORKS!!
Has anyone ever tried this?
I think it will work on any brushed leather (suede)... but be careful when trying this... try an inconspicuous place first. In my case, it didn't matter because I was ready to throw these sandals out. So whether I ruined them, it didn't matter. But it worked!!! YAY!
Thanks for viewing. Linda
Commented 1 hour ago
Wow I will have to try and pass your tip along to friends,thanks for the post!
I made simple air fresheners for my home with glass jars i found in my closet, some toole and some ribbon. Two more ingredients and 10 minutes to fresher air!
Commented on May 06, 2013
Erica I have orange and almond essential oils and will be using that.I have it from making
homemade bar soaps smells yummy.Though I think I might make for powder room and use patchouli oil and or eucolyptis ..Will make more soap with patchouli for been reading up on it and has some health benefits.Thanks again!
Homemade laundry detergent is all the rage these days but do you ever wonder if it really works? I love the idea of homemade laundry detergent, that costs a fraction of the price but I
want to know that my clothes are actually getting clean, before I jump on the bandwagon!
The 4 basic ingredients of homemade laundry detergent are Borax, Arm & Hammer Washing Soda, Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and Fels-Naptha bar soap. I also added Oxi Clean and doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil, to give it a little extra cleaning power, and a delicious citrus scent. Check out my full post to see how/why each of the ingredients work to create the best, most effective laundry detergent. Click here: http://askannamoseley.com/2013/05/the-best-h...
Edit: This detergent can be used in a front loading washing machine, there are instructions if you click on the link above. It is also safe to use if you have a septic system, I researched all of the individual ingredients and they are all safe to use. My sister has been using this for years on her septic system and she has never had any problems.
You know what I love best about this project? It sounds like it is so much more complex that it really is. I mean...homemade soap? Really? Who has time for that? YOU do. If you have about
15 minutes prep time you have all the time in the world. And you only need 3-4 ingredients max. I have conquered the world of homemade soap. As God as my witness, I will never buy store-bought soap again. :)
15-20 Minutes 15.00 Easy
Commented on Apr 28, 2013
Thank you for posting I am heading out to micheals in the morning!
I got this old lamp at a Goodwill store for $3. I cleaned it up and looked for a lamp shade. All of the shades at the stores looked too modern for it so I decided to make my own. I
started off with a canvas drop cloth. I cut circles out of it that I folded into quarters. With a hot glue gun I started gluing them on the shade in random directions to give it texture. I was really happy with how it turned out! #MayProjects
Commented on Apr 25, 2013
what kind of glue did you use? I havemade some shades myself but after the lamp being on for
Who says you can't get something for nothing? I just finished two raised beds made from my neighbor's old shutters and odds and ends of left over wood, then painted them with surplus deck
paint! ZERO COST!!
For quite a while, I have admired all sorts of wonderful homemade and commercial raised beds seen on Pinterest and Hometalk. Because I couldn't justify the cost of buying the lumber and didn't want to tackle disassembling pallets, raised beds did not seem to be in my future. But then, our neighbors replaced their shutters and were nice enough to give them to me when I asked. They know by now that a repurposing project is about to get underway.
You could do other configurations, but I used two shutters on each side and one-half a shutter for the ends. That used up all ten of the free shutters. Odds and ends of lumber stored in the garage rafters came down and became corner, end and middle supports. I even had enough wood screws from another project to use for this one!
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