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Sunday, February 5, 2023

How to Remove Rust From Porcelain

Learn how to clean rust from porcelain using simple household ingredients!  Have you ever overlooked something because it was dirty and rusty?  The other week, I bought a collection of antique porcelain fence insulators for a future holiday project.  They were coated in a fair amount of rust, but since I don't come across porcelain insulators often,  I took the chance of being able to remove the unwanted rust. Thankfully, I was able to remove the majority of the rust with the help of a few common household ingredients and a little elbow grease. SUPPLIES NEEDED TO REMOVE RUST FROM PORCELAIN - Lemon or lime juice (I used lime because that's what I had on hand) - Baking Soda - Stiff bristle toothbrush - Pumice stone  - Warm Water - Bowl  HOW TO REMOVE RUST FROM PORCELAIN Porcelain is a hard material but is still susceptible to scratching.  To avoid causing damage, a pumice stone and hard bristle toothbrush are best to use for cleaning and removing rust. Keep in mind that smoot...
Friday, February 3, 2023

The Best Realistic Faux Greenery Stems and Branches

Decorate your home with the best realistic faux greenery stems! I'm a real plant lover and prefer to decorate and display  living plants throughout my home .   They bring a sense of life and freshness to a room that you just can't replicate with faux plants.   As much as I would love to ditch all my faux plants, there are certain situations and areas throughout my home where it just makes sense to go faux.  It doesn't hurt that there is really great realistic faux leaf stems available.  Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite realistic faux greenery stems that I love and display throughout my own home.  WHY CHOOSE FAUX PLANTS OVER REAL ONES? Faux plants are maintenance-free and can be displayed where it's very difficult for real plants to thrive.  You don't have to worry about over or under-watering, lighting, fungus gnats, or soil conditions. WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING FAUX PLANTS AND STEMS? Stick with high-quality faux plants with natural textures tha...
Monday, January 30, 2023

Thrift Store Upcycle: Spice Rack Turned Propagation Station

Learn how to turn a dated wood spice rack into a stylish vintage-inspired propagation station!  Let's make another thrift store upcycle !  My mom found a pair of matching spice racks a few months ago at a local thrift store.  She bought them thinking my daughter could hang them in her room to organize and display nail polish.    The idea was good, but unfortunately, they ended up being too small for my daughter's rapidly growing collection of nail polish.  I didn't want the dated spice racks to go to waste, so I decided to turn one into a propagation station with vintage-inspired glass bottles.  SUPPLIES NEEDED TO TURN A SPICE RACK INTO A PROPAGATION STATION - Wood spice rack - Scrap wood ( I used 1/4" x 1 3/8" lattice wood) - Pliers or screwdriver (depending on how the spice rack is constructed) - Rubber mallet - Wood glue - Miter saw (could use a miter box and saw ) - Drill and small drill bit  - Small nails or screws - Sander with 150-grit sandpaper  - Sim...