My Secret Weapon for Saving Tired Wood Furniture

Before shot of wood furniture in need of a facelift
Photo: Rachel Jacks

A few years ago, I discovered a product for reviving worn wood that I can’t believe I didn’t know about sooner. It took the recommendations of two different vintage furniture dealers before I tried it, but now it’s an essential step for fixing up any tired-looking wood furniture that comes into my house. Best of all, this miracle-in-a-can is affordable, easy to find, and easy to use. Read on if you’re ready to give it a try (or let my “after” photos of the chair above convince you if you think it sounds too good to be true!).              Continue Reading

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Pop
Sugar

$7 for a 12 ounce bottle of granite cleaner? No, thank you! I’m tired of
spending all my money on cleaning products so here are 13 that you can make
yourself! And they work! The sink disposal bombs? Genius.    
 

 

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Northstory

Wood-scented blocks via Northstory 

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Sincerely,
Kinsey

DIY air-freshener pouch via Sincerely,
Kinsey
 

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Free
People

2-ingredient air-freshener via Free People
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13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Pop
Sugar

DIY Laundry Booster via Pop
Sugar
 

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Pop
Sugar

DIY Garbage Disposal Refreshers via
Pop Sugar
 

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Wellness Mama

Homemade Glass Cleaner via Wellness
Mama
 

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Happy
Money Saver

Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution via Happy Money
Saver
 

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Money
Saving Mom

Homemade Tub & Tile Cleaner via Money Saving
Mom
 

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: At
The Picket Fence

Homemade Grout Cleaner via At The
Picket Fence
 

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Growing
Up Herbal

DIY Disinfecting Toilet Bowl Cleaner via Growing Up
Herbal 

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Lightly
Crunchy

Wood & Furniture Polish via
Lightly Crunchy
 

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Pop
Sugar

DIY Citrus Spray Cleaner via Pop
Sugar
 

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: One
Good Thing By Jillee

Homemade Granite Cleaner via
One Good Thing By Jillee
 

15 Favorite Cleaning Products That Work Under $30

15 Favorite Cleaning Products That Work Under $30

It's important to invest in quality cleaning products. But what if you're on a budget? From powerhouse sprays to natural mixtures, here are 15 cleaning products we love (that work!) under $30!      

 

1. Method Eucalyptus Mint Bathroom Cleaner 2. The Magic Eraser 3.  Libman Tile & Grout Brush

15 Favorite Cleaning Products That Work Under $30

4. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day All Purpose Cleaner 5. Method Wood For Good Cleaner

15 Favorite Cleaning Products That Work Under $30

6. Pledge Multi-Surface Everyday Wipes 7. Eureka Airspeed Stick Vacuum

15 Favorite Cleaning Products That Work Under $30

8. Arm & Hammer Baking Soda 9.  Continue Reading

Not So Lazy Susans

created at: 10/05/2011

For as long as I can remember there has always been a lazy susan on my grandmother’s kitchen table. It started with something plain and wooden, and at some point moved on to something more ornate and handpainted with flowers. Pointsettias if I recall correctly. These are not my grandma’s lazy susans.  

created at: 10/05/2011

French Bull has a bright, graphic array of three different turning platters – aka lazy susans – that have completely captured my attention. They’re very affordable and I can’t help but picture one on my stark white table, adding a little pop. Continue Reading

A Bright Color-Coded Knife Set

created at: 09/04/2011

Is this not the best set of knives you’ve ever seen? So visually appealing with those punches of bright color.  

The Kai Pure Komachi 8-piece knife set has high carbon steel blades to stay sharp long after others dull. They also have a non-stick coating which will surely come in handy. But best of all is that the color coded knives should help drastically reduce the chance of cross-contamination in the kitchen as you whip up meal after tasty meal. Continue Reading

Clever Foldable Cardboard Furniture

created at: 07/06/2011

Sometimes temporary is just what the doctor ordered, but that doesn’t mean this line of cardboard furniture from KARTON isn’t sturdy and durable. Lightweight? Yes. Easy to assemble? You bet. Poor quality? No such luck.

created at: 07/06/2011

You can sit, sleep, store, and live with the entire line of impossibly strong pieces of furniture. They show up at your door flat-packed and ready to assemble through a series of slots and tabs. No tools or glue are required, just your own two hands. Continue Reading

Roundup: 20 Hip Gifts for Mod Mamas

created at: 04/28/2011

Chances are there’s at least one hip mama in your life.  Why not celebrate that fact with a perfectly suitable – and stylish – gift this Mother’s Day?  To help you out, we’ve rounded up 20 gift ideas that we’re sure any mod mom would love!   

created at: 04/28/2011

1. Hanging Planter from Wallter: $72

2. Porcelain and Wood Teapot from Marimekko: $79

3. Ceramic Canister Set from ModCloth: $43 / set of 3

4. Antico Frantoio Muraglia ‘Intenso’ Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Ceramic Jar from Dean&Deluca: $48

5. Continue Reading