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  • Denise Head

    Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week.  A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain.  A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue.  A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Need to try

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Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Log this away for later.

How to make your own wood stain. {Supplies: a glass jar, distilled white vinegar, & steel scrubber}

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DIY: Paint & Stain Furniture Finish - very easy tutorial on how to get this finish. She paints over stain & then stains again! I never would have thought to do that! Good beginner's project!

omigosh, a paisley stencil to apply the white paint, then two coats of walnut stain....I'm ready to go sand down my kitchen table right now!!

ToolGirl Mag Ruffman blog does a really good write up on staining with cheap, natural and non-toxic tea. (Plus comment on vinegar with pennies, etc.)

46 Creative Uses for Vinegar! ~ from TheFrugalGirls.com ~ you'll be amazed at some of these creative cleaning tips and tricks! #diy #thefrugalgirls

  • Diane Fiske

    I usevinegar along with hydrogen peroxide to get rid of calcium buildup and also to wipe the kitchen down every morning. The combination of these two products kills 99.9% of all germs. After wiping the kitchen down, counters, stoves and sinks, dry with a paper towel....clean and shiny....

Soak orange peels in vinegar for two weeks in a sealed mason jar then pour the vinegar into a spray bottle. Use as a non-toxic and yummy smelling "green" cleaner. I love using vinegar to clean with but have always wondered how to make it smell better - can't wait to do this!

DIY Produce Rinse - A simple solution that eliminates 98% of bacteria on produce. Used by Cooks Illustrated Kitchens.

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