I may have mentioned a few - or a million - times how much I love my living room couch. Well, after two years of lovin', my beloved couch was starting to show some wear. The notorious
mystery spots were starting to appear and some wrinkles and sags were forming in the cushions. Time to start Mission: Couch Rejuvenation ...
Commented on May 17, 2013
To clean your dining room seat cushions or any upholstered piece, Judith Sokolow, an
inexpensive Shark (brand) steam cleaner works excellently.... on sale at Walmart or Costco for ~ $49. My son bought a used beige chair at a thrift store that had a 4" spot. My dau-in-law put baking soda on the spot, let it sit a few minutes, and then used the steam cleaner which totally removed the mark. She then used it to clean the whole chair, which looked brand new when she finished! She uses her Shark machine to steam clean her wood floors, clothes that require dry cleaning, wool blankets, sofa pillows, etc. (And, no, I don't work for Shark... :)...BTW, thanks to the Rich on Less blogger for posting those directions; I'm sure I'll use them in the future.
I plan to add board & batten shutters, window boxes, a cottage garden with a picket fence, and some container flowers on the front stoop, but what else can I do to the exterior with a
limited budget?? Also, for color, I was thinking either white siding, black shudders, periwinkle color front door OR buttercream yellow siding, black or white shutters & front door. Any suggestions, feedback, reactins, helpful ideas?? Is this a possible goal or will it look like a purse from a sow's ear?Thanks in advance everyone.
Commented on Sep 16, 2012
Thank you, Hamtil Construction Guy! (My brother lives in St. Louis.) Love your ideas and they
sound affordable. Will make note of The Foundry by Tapco Group. Hopefully, all this pre-planning will reduce the stress of the hundreds of decisions we'll have to make before signing on the dotted line in the future. Besides, it's fun!
We really don't need our dining room since our eat in kitchen was plenty big for our large table. So instead of just collecting dust we decided to make the space usable for our family by transforming it into a Library!
Commented on Sep 11, 2012
Tamara and Linda, why couldn't you say something NICE?! Redfly, I think your new room looks
great! The color you chose for the walls makes the room appear so intimate and comfy... I'd love to sit there when I had some quiet time.
I would really appreciate any advice concerning this plant. I have had it in water for a month but no roots have come out, I'm not sure what it is or what I need to do in order to plant it. Thank you very much!
Commented on Sep 05, 2012
Not certain, but it looks like a horsetail plant to me, a perennial that can become invasive.
Likes to be in moist earth, sun or mostly sun. Hardy in areas with a cold winter.