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from Apartment Therapy

How To: Strip Hardware with Baking Soda

Removing years of bad paint decisions from hinges and door knobs. Easy as water, heat, and baking soda. I actually did this in my old bungalow. Really very easy, butr emember, metal gets hot people.... I may or may not have burned myself.

from The Family Handyman

How to Reupholster a Chair

Even if you've upholstered chairs before, this will teach you the proper way. Especially helpful on corners.

The Williams-Sonoma smell: Fill a pot with a shallow amount of water. Add 1 sliced lemon, 3 fresh rosemary sprigs, and 1-3 Tbsp of vanilla. Bring to a boil and let simmer. Add water as needed to enjoy for hours!

from Rain on a Tin Roof

How to Restore Hardware in 5 Minutes with 1 Product

Use this cleaning tip to restore your hardware. Instead of spray painting it, bring it back to its original glory!