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Blog Archive & Grandma's Stain Spray. Grandma’s stain spray is so simple to make.

Blog Archive & Grandma's Stain Spray

And saved my favorite shirt. Okay. One of my favorite shirts. It has penguins on it and I’m sure I’ll be wearing it for many years to come. The first time I wore the shirt (FIRST. I pretreated the EVOO stain with Shout spray, left it over night, then ran the shirt through the washer AND dryer. The penguin shirt came out of the dryer with the EVOO stain still there.

Or so I thought. I pretreated with Grandma’s Stain Spray, let it rest overnight, and ran through the wash again. Would you like some wonderful stain spray for your laundry room? Fill an empty squirt bottle with equal parts Water AmmoniaJOY Dishwashing Liquid Spray on stain and gently rub in. I strongly recommend using JOY dishwashing liquid. I can’t guarantee the spray will take out every stain you come across, but it works just as well (if not better!) I hope you have the same stain-fighting success! Make-up Magnet Board - StumbleUpon. We all know with craft blogs that original ideas are often hard to come by, we find ideas we love and make them our own but we didn't come up with the idea ourselves.

Make-up Magnet Board - StumbleUpon

I feel like I've finally done something original here and I'm excited about it. I'll show you the finished product and then explain. Behold my Make-up Magnet Board. I have a friend who is beautiful and stylish and has always loved make-up but recently took a course that intensified her love. Her renewed interest has worn off on me and it made me remember eye shadows I'd hidden away that were gathering dust. The basket was a mess and I was overwhelmed with all my choices never knowing what to use, digging through to see what I had and find what I wanted was a pain. I painted it (The hard way, with a brush instead of spray paint. I went to the hardware store and picked up some metal and had them cut it to fit inside my frame. Here comes the brilliant part though. Next I wanted a place to store my brushes and liners though. Inspired Entertaining: DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses - StumbleUpon.

Last month I got an email from one of those "deal of the day" websites featuring a very cute set of wine glasses with chalkboard stems from a company called Chalkboard China.

Inspired Entertaining: DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses - StumbleUpon

I've seen chalkboard glasses before, and always thought them to be a fun and chic way for guests to keep track of their glass throughout the night so you don't end up with mixed-up glasses or dozens of half-full glasses left around the house. But all the ones I've seen in stores feature a strip of chalkboard paint across the bowl of the glass, which I've always felt looks awkward and takes away from the beauty of the wine or beverage in the glass. What I like about this version is that the writing part is at the bottom on the stem and foot of the glass, so it doesn't compete with the beverage. I also like that the simple black foot on the glass is in itself an elegant design element, and would work just as well with no writing on it. So I figured, "I can totally make that myself! " Materials 1. 2. 3. Method Step 1. Bird and Text Collage Wall Art.

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DIY best of: office

I love seeing how people customize their homes to make room for a workspace that suits their needs, and I can say from personal experience that nothing beats working in an organized setting, even if it’s not officially an office. Here are 13 of our our favorite office-related DIY projects to help you organize and decorate your own workspace. No office is complete without a bit of personalization, and these DIY desks, storage pieces, and decorative office accessories are a great place to start. Enjoy, and happy working! —Kate Image above: Maggi’s minimalist floating oak desk is perfect for setting up office in small spaces. 12 More office-related DIY projects after the jump!

Image above: Adorable fabric covered thumbtacks from DIY expert Jessica Jones. Image above: Chris Gardener’s awesome hand printed mouse pads. Paper a Book Wall. Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel.

Paper a Book Wall

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you… read more Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you with instructions, tutorials, and step-by-step photos for indoor and outdoor projects and room makeovers. We have tips, techniques, and tools to get you started on paint projects, the easiest way to freshen up a space or decor item. But it doesn't stop there! Read less. Repurposed Etched Glass Spice Jars... - StumbleUpon.

As an avid recycler, I often find myself admiring the numerous boxes of glass bottles in our garage, awaiting their fate.

Repurposed Etched Glass Spice Jars... - StumbleUpon

When I noticed more than a dozen empty bottles from one particular product, I knew I had a problem there must be something else I could do other than toss them into a recycling bin once a week. In order to justify my purchase of a caffeine-laden treat, I decided to repurpose and upcycle the glass containers from my favorite splurge. Enter Starbucks Frappuccino. (I know, I know, but I'm trying...) And no, we're not rich.

With a few supplies, and as many glass bottles as you can find, you can quickly organize a spice cupboard or pantry in a very attractive manner! Drink bottles, salad dressing bottles, there are so many options, so many different sizes and shapes. Come on, let's see what we can come up with! Dry-Erase Glass Calendar. I am needing some MAJOR organization in my life right now.

Dry-Erase Glass Calendar

That is why I recently made a Dry-Erase Glass Calendar. Steph from Somewhat Simple, who is my good friend, made this and I loved it {find her tutorial here}. I knew I wanted to make one for my family in the future but was waiting for the perfect opportunity… fast forward a bit, and I recently got this adorable 20×30 frame from Cut It Out {super cute and inexpensive frames - check ‘em out!}. I knew for sure that I wanted to make the calendar with it. I finally made some time to do it, and here it is: If you would like to make one too, here is what you’ll need: -Glass Frame -Windex -Vinyl -Hot Glue 1. 2. 3. 4. It’s that easy, and it looks that awesome!!

Each Monday night after Family Night we calendar for that week, and I cannot wait to use my new Dry-Erase Family Calendar!! And just in case you don’t want to make this but still want to get organized here are some fun places you can find some Adorable Free Calendars to Download. Jewelry Organizer&{Roadkill Rescue} — Infarrantly Creative. How to make a book headboard! This works best in layers going from the outside in.

How to make a book headboard!

I decided to separate my covers by color and work with them that way. I chose to do purples and blues for the outside layer. My books overlapped the edges of the plywood by about five to six inches in most places in order to fit them nice and snug around the edges. As you can see in the pictures, I messed with them until I liked where they were, and then used a pen to trace along where their edges were. This way, once I started gluing, I could get them back where they needed to be. To glue, I'd just lift up a book, apply a glue swirl to the wood inside the lines, and then place the book back where it needed to be. I started with one corner and worked my way around. Once you have the outside done, you'll need to weigh the books down and let them for the recommended cure time. The Handy Hausfrau: Portable Spice Kit for Camping or Travel.

Today's DIY project at The Handy Hausfrau is a portable spice "rack.

The Handy Hausfrau: Portable Spice Kit for Camping or Travel

" We have a second home (a ski condo in the mountains) and I am constantly filling up Ziplock bags with various spices for cooking. Why don't I just leave the spices up there? You ask. We rent the condo out and on more than one occasion, I've searched for my crushed red pepper, only to find that a renter used the last of it on his pepperoni pizza slice. To solve my problem (and to be a little more kind to the environment), I created this Portable Spice Kit.

It's only 6 inches x 1.5 inches and it easily fits in any tote bag or suitcase that I'm lugging back and forth. *I would check with the airlines to see if you can carry on spices. To create this project, head to your local Walgreens, CVS or other drug store. Notice the little key in the upper right corner of the package? When you open it up, you'll notice that each day's lid also has raised dots on the corner - braille to indicate the day for the visually impaired. Paper Covered Switch Plate & The Hybrid Chick - StumbleUpon. I’ve been working on revamping my powder room. New paint, some new art on the walls, it was all coming together. When Wendy released her Fleury kit this past month, I was seriously swooning! The colors were perfect for this room and I had to figure out a fun way to incorporate my favorite paper from that awesome kit.

And then a light came on (pun somewhat intended!) – - switch plate covers! Switch plate covers are such a neat, unexpected way to add a bit of personality to your room. You’re going to need: Fleury Kit by Wendy Page (or digital kit of your choice)Mod Podge (I used Glossy)pencilcutting mat & exacto knife (and/or sharp pointed scissors - I love my CutterBee scissors!)

1. 2. 3. 4. Note: You may want to lightly sand your switch plate here. 5. 6. 7. 8. Enjoy your fun little creation!! Other Articles by ccouch: Upholstered Bucket Ottoman — Knock Off Decor - StumbleUpon.