Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
One of the easiest and most basic solutions for homemade wood cleaners is a mixture of 1/2 cup white vinegar to 1 gallon of warm water. Dip a sponge mop in the floor cleaning solution, and squeeze it several times until the mop is almost dry. Rinse the mop out frequently. There is no need to rinse the floors, but you may want to take a clean cloth or towel and dry any damp areas.
- A great, easy, and gentle cleaner for wood floor laminate is a mixture of 2 tablespoons baby shampoo to 1 gallon of warm water. As with any wet solution, use a sponge mop that has been squeezed to the point of being almost dry before mopping the floor. Wipe the floor after mopping with a rag or old towel to soak up any excess water.
- Another wood laminate cleaner is a mixture of 2 cups white vinegar, 2 cups water, 1 cup lemon juice, and 1/4 cup unscented, dye-free dish soap. As with any wet solution, use a sponge mop that has been squeezed to the point of being almost dry before mopping the floor. Wipe the floor after mopping with a rag or old towel to soak up any excess water.
- Mix 1/4 cup of borax and 2 tablespoons baby shampoo with 1 gallon of water. This solution not only cleans well, but also smells nice when you've finished the cleaning job.
- For another great wood floor cleaner, mix 1 part baby shampoo, 1 part alcohol, and 4 parts water. Using a sponge mop that has been squeezed to the point of being almost dry, mop the floor. Immediately wipe the floor after mopping with a rag or old towel to soak up any excess water.
1. lay 2 sheets of the same size facing each other.
2. lay an existing duvet cover/comforter of desired size on the sheets.
3. leave a .5" margin and mark a cutting line around 2 sides of the sheets (leave the top and one side uncut).
4. Pin all sides of sheets together and sew around 3 sides leaving the top (or bottom) uncut side open.
5. Fold the sewn sheets in half length wise so you can find the middle and mark it, open the fold and measure and mark 12" from the middle to each side and sew from the sides to the marking (see above).
6. Ta Da!!! your done, congratulations!
Tutorial found HERE.
Check THIS post out for another way to make a duvet cover:
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Found at The CreativeCrate
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
• 1 yd each of 4 fleece prints
• 2 yards fleece for back
• Basic sewing supplies
• Sewing machine
• Sharp scissors
1. Cut sixteen 9" squares from each print.
2. Cut sixty-three 9" squares of backing fabric.
3. Pair the prints with a backing square, wrong sides together.
4. With printed side up, arrange pairs in a pleasing pattern, laying out on a table or the floor with 7 squares across to form a row and 9 rows down.
5. Starting with the top row, sew the pairs together using a 1" seam allowance with wrong sides together so the seam allowances show on top. Sew the pairs together forming nine rows of seven squares.
6. Sew the nine rows together to form the quilt.
7. Clip seam allowances at 1/2" intervals being careful not to clip into seams.
8. Wash and dry quilt.
This is from Joann's
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Pottery Barn's display:
Monday, December 14, 2009
In the Fall issue, I found this picture. I adore how they put "Always and Forever" on the wall. The A is 3-D and the rest is painted on the wall.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I have also found some DIY trees around the net. Here are a few that I liked:
Twine trees. Tutorial found HERE.
Paper trees. Tutorial found HERE.
Felt trees. Tutorial found HERE.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Here are some before shots:
The new and improved bathroom:
The counter top is actually a butcher block from Ikea that we stained walnut. And of course the vessel sink. Love it!
New tile floor and cabinet from Ikea.
New window, tub, wall tile, and fixtures.