I had painted it a light green color (it was called celery) but now I want to go with a blue toile theme. It's my absolute favorite. I want to paint the overall vanity a cream color then do the accents in a periwinkle blue. I also want to add an accent of fabric on the drawers. Any input would be appreciated
Commented on Apr 24, 2013
I would paint the trim in the blue, blue knobs, and a small print with the green and blue in
I love this simple and useful Baseboard Cleaning Tip. Who knew using an item from your laundry room could help you clean? All you need is a dryer sheet!!! I used Bounce dryer sheets because that is what I have in my laundry room and my stockpile.
After drying my clothes save the dryer sheets and use them to go around your house and wipe down the baseboards. It is supposed to help cut down on dust coming back. It has worked for me! It makes cleaning my
baseboards easier now. So save those dryer sheets and see if it helps on your cleaning
Commented on Apr 05, 2013
used dryer sheets also work good for baked on food in pots and pans. fill with water and add
The standard pantries in the house we bought last year were almost unusable. Long deep shelves and only 3-4 of them in a large closet sized area. Thank heavens they had doors. I designed
the shelves, my husband cut them out of MDF boards, I painted them with several coats of paint, and he installed them with aluminum channel. The channel allowed use of the shelf all the way to the back of the space. I counted and measured all the things in my food pantry to make the plan for how many shelves, how wide, tall and deep they needed to be. See the beginning and end result. It's so nice to be able to find things now. It turned out so nice, we did the 2nd pantry where I keep dishes, plastics, and mixed items for the kitchen!
My stove burners get absolutely disgusting. Sealing them up with a tiny bit of pure ammonia makes it possible to just wipe clean with a sponge. #SpringCleaning http://www.thevspotblog.com/2011/07/cleaning...
Commented on Mar 03, 2013
my mother did this with oven racks and parts of a stove we kinda 'inherited'. I was amazed at
what it had done and I was about 10 at the time and have never forgot it. But I can't handle the smell of ammonia so I never let my pans get that dirty. :)
Who else thinks soap scum is the enemy of all homeowners?
This past weekend I decided to put my cleaning plan into action and eliminate the haze on
my shower doors that's from soap & hard water. I used the safe combination of baking soda and white vinegar to remove the soap scum. Then I applied Rain-X to the shower door glass to prevent this from happening again, or at the very least stop me from having to clean the doors as frequently.
I wanted to share this process because it worked better than I thought it would. You can view the blog post I put together at http://www.homerepairtutor.com/clean-shower-....
If you don't do anything else you should view the video. Not only does it walk you through everything I did it shows you one crucial action I forgot to take-comb my hair before filming! But I don't mind embarrassing myself for the Hometalk community.
I made laundry detergent from washing soda, baking soda, Borax, and castile soap. Here's the recipe: Now you need to measure with a tin can (just a regular tin can, like the kind that
corn comes in). In a large container with a tight-fitting lid, mix 3 cans of Borax, 3 cans of baking soda, 3 cans of washing soda, and an 8 ounce bottle of castile soap. I found that stirring didn't work very well, so I put the lid on the container and shook it up really well.
I have been really pleased with this detergent. Dissolved in hot water (it is not as good in cold water), it actually removed stains and oils, and it makes the laundry smell really clean and fresh.
10 Minutes 10 Easy
Commented on Jan 14, 2013
my daughter uses cold water on almost everything! I want to make soap that will work in the
cold water also. Any changes to this or just mix it in hot water and then add to cold?
This lake forms with each rain in varying degrees. It lies between ours and the neighbor's yard and over the years has been leaving our yard growing larger in the neighbor's. We
approached them about putting in a drainage system and were told they did that 20 years ago and weren't about to do it again. This happens up and down our street between houses and as a group we had gone before the village council with complaints. This past summer street work was done which included larger piping and grates being installed. We were told the problem was fixed.
This is the reason our sump pumps work so hard and never seem to last. Does anyone have any ideas? I am open to all suggestions except moving.
Commented on Dec 13, 2012
dig it out for a pond and line it so it won't go into your basement, put plants and stones