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Friday, February 24, 2017

It Really Works-My Shower Doors Are Finally Clean

I have read on several posts that you can use Dryer sheets to get your shower doors really clean.  Well I have tried everything.  I have scrubbed the shower doors in our master bathroom almost daily since we moved in.  They just always looked like they had soap scum and drippy runs down the doors no matter what I did.  Now part of the problem is frosted doors.  They are so hard to take care of because soap just seems to stick in all those tiny groves of the frosted side and you just can't get them clean.

Not true.  I remembered the other day and decided to give the Dryer Sheets a try.  OMG, they work.  Now the directions said to use a new or used dampened dryer sheet and scrub away.  No need to rinse.  I did that and it created kind of a foamy cleansing agent that did scrub the door.  However it left it really streaky, so I used a cloth to wipe it off.  Still a little streaky.  So once I could see that most of the soap scum was cleaned off, I got out the Scrubbing Bubbles and sprayed down the doors.  I let it sit for a minute then took a wet rag and washed it away.

You won't believe how clean my doors are.  No scum, no drips, no runs and even the frosted side is clean.


 See, nothing and all you can see is the shadow of the chrome shower caddy that sits in that corner.


 No matter which angle you look at, the door is clean.


 I am thrilled, now I feel like I am getting clean too.


 So if you have shower doors that are driving you crazy - - -

give the Dryer Sheet and Scrubbing Bubbles a try.  It worked great on my doors.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Finding A Home For A Big Clock

  We don't seem to have a lot of wall space in our new home, so adding art or especially big pieces has been a bit of a challenge.  I really didn't want to do away with this clock, so I was determined to find a home for it.  Now it had to be some place where I could put a big bolt in a stud so it wouldn't fall down.



The Standard Electric Time Co. of California


The buttons on the bottom were used to ring the school bells for school to start, recess and school is out.  How fun is that.  Everything still works, but those bells are really loud. haha


This is a clock that my Uncle Tom (mom's brother) took out of the old school building in California when it was being torn down.  He stripped all the weird green color paint off of it and totally restored it.  When he passed away it went to my mom and when she went to heaven I got it.  I love this clock, so different.  Here is a picture I found online and the description of this clock.


Master clock from the old Banning, California High School building. It's not always easy to find one of these clocks just as it was originally made. This example dates from around 1915, but it appears that the program movement and bell relays are of a later vintage. In other words, it was "upgraded", probably to automatic reset, during the 1930's or later.


  The only place we could find to hang it was here in the loft.  I love how it turned out, and the clock is fine in the corner.  To balance things out I added two paintings above the bookcase in my desk area.


Last week I shared the loft and my office space over at The Uptown Acorn.  Ron has a fabulous series called Things That Make Me Happy, and I was delighted to be invited to participate.   If you missed it this is what I shared on that post, but the clock and paintings have been added since then.


I have never had a dedicated "Office" space before.  In our previous home I used the buffet in the breakfast area as my desk and office.  It worked out well and allowed me to be in the center of the action.  This new house had a super bonus space that I adopted as my little nook.  The Loft.  Let's take a look at this space from the listing pictures.

A nice size space that is right at the top of the stairs.

Simple empty space with no frills or anything I have to work around.  This is a bonus spot for sure.


I have sort of adopted this as my space.  It is the perfect place to get away and blog or to sit and watch a favorite TV program.  Instead of a "man cave"  I have a "girl cave".


I didn't have a desk so I thought I would use this gateleg table as a large workspace while I looked for a desk.  However, I am loving it so much that I don't think I want a desk.  I love how it looks and the space is perfect.


Since this room sort of got all the leftover pieces of furniture that didn't fit anywhere else, I borrowed this small bookcase from my hubby's office and it holds all the things I need to have at hand when I am working at my desk.  (I do have other office storage elsewhere).


The wicker chair was in the family room of our previous home and the settee was in our bedroom.  Both are perfect to create a nice seating arrangement in this space.  The drapes were a pair that I had packed away.  They were in the master bedroom about 2 makeovers ago.  Perfect color for here and all I had to do was cut them off about a foot and re-hem.


You can see how different things look now with the clock and paintings and I think they are perfect additions to this area.



In the mirror you can get a glimpse of the entertainment center across from the settee.


Standing on the stairs peeking over the railing.  You can see the whole room a little better.


The entertainment center was in the family room of our previous homes, but it didn't work in this family room, so it made it to the loft.  I have extra office storage with these drawers and door storage, plus a TV behind the center doors.   I love the loft and it is definitely one of my favorite places.


Definitely one of "My Happy Places".  This room came together for "free".  Just all the pieces that didn't fit anywhere else and they seem to be perfect for here.

Be sure to check out this on-going series at The Uptown Acorn to see all the other participants each week.


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

364th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 364th Inspire Me Tuesday.  So many great makeovers last week and so much inspiration for every kind of project you can think of.  Here are just a few from last week.


I definitely have kitchen remodels on my mind since we just finished ours and when I saw this one from Corner Of Plaid & Paisley my heart skipped a beat.  Such a fabulous remodel and you won't believe what it looked like in the beginning.


Sometimes furniture makeovers just look like they were made over and not very chic.  Not true with this console makeover from Find It, Fix It or Build It.  She shares how you can make any console over to look like a fabulous farmhouse piece.


Here's a Bathroom Makeover that will totally amaze you.  Belle Bleu turned her master bathroom into a french country dream.


I'm always amazed to see how fabulous an old china cabinet can look with a little paint, diy and imagination.  You can't believe this is the same piece.  Check out Southern Curated to see how she transformed this piece.



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