How to clean those dull looking light covers on your car. Could it be this easy?? 1 The first step is to apply some toothpaste on a dry cloth. 2 Once the toothpaste is on the cloth, begin to rub the headlight cover with it until the grime comes off. 3 Keep rubbing the toothpaste in circular motions until the grime breaks down all the way. After that proceed to rinse with water and wipe down with a wet cloth.
To make a river stone mat first you have to gather or purchase river stones. After that take a plastic mat and arrange all the stones on it. Then stick all the stones one by one to the plastic mat by using silicone sealer. Let the sealer dry completely and voila!
10 Paint Secrets: Oil based products are a totally different monster. Instead, try using mineral spirits to clean your brushes. I threw away so many brushes after using them to put varnish on furniture. Now that I know about mineral spirits, I can reuse the same nice brush for all my varnish/clear coats. Also, I like to use this Klean-Strip stuff because it doesn't have a strong smell.
10 Paint Secrets: tips & tricks you never knew about paint. Before you pour your paint in your paint tray, cover it with a layer of aluminum foil. When you're done, simply remove the foil and throw it away. Your paint tray won't have a drop of paint on it and will still be good as new! You'll never have to wash another paint tray.
most stores tend to get their new donations on the weekends, and then they take 24-36 hours to process it. This usually results in Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday being the best days. I go to Goodwill on Sunday because that's when they announce the color of the tag that's going to be discounted for the week, and that's when all the good sale stuff first becomes available.
I find the best stuff when the seasons change. It's the time when people clean out their house and give stuff away. Just after the first of the year is a great time, too. Not only is it the deadline for making donations that you can write off on your taxes, but it's also right after the holiday season when people have bought tons of new stuff and are shedding the old stuff to make room.
10 Thrift Store Shopping Secrets You Should Know--Next time you want to find a new thrift store in your area, or anywhere else, just enter the zip code on thethriftshopper.com. It tells you all of the stores listed in that area, complete with their hours, location, how to sign up for their mailing lists, and even reviews from other shoppers.
10 Paint Secretsbeen searching for an easier way to get a really great metallic finish, and after a few wasted dollars on stuff that totally didn't work, I finally found it. It's called Liquid Leaf (affiliate link), and it's amazing. It has a killer finish that's way shiner than spray paint or even my beloved Rub n Buff. It comes in a tiny little jar, and it's exactly what it says it is: liquid leaf.
Use a dollar store shower curtain as a dropcloth. After painting an entire house and painting about 20 pieces of furniture (seen here), I've gone through my fair share of dropcloths. Canvas dropcloths usually cost between $10-$30, so lately I've been using shower curtains from the dollar store.
10 Paint Secrets:Did you know you can get empty paint cans of all different sizes at Home Depot for just a few bucks? The gallon cans are about $4 and the quart cans are about $2. This may be common knowledge, but I for one was super excited to discover a bunch of empty paint cans for that cheap. I mix and blend a lot of my own paint colors, as well as make my own chalk paint, so this comes in handy often.
How to Make Coasters with Tiles - frugal and easy DIY gift idea
Crafty Coffee Table Construct a character-rich coffee table out of wooden crates topped with an old barn door. Place the wooden crates on their sides for open magazine, book, and photo album storage belo
Desk Redo Turn a child's writing desk into a darling dressing table for the master bathroom. Give it a fresh coat of white paint and update the hardware Its small scale takes up little floor space yet adds a grooming and storage station for your bathroom.