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Polish Brass.  I used lemon, sea salt and a  scotchbrite pad.  YAY!  It works on even badly tarnished brass.

The Ripley, Revealed! And a simple brass polishing tutorial.

I used lemon, sea salt and a scotchbrite pad. It works on even badly tarnished brass.

Brass Hardware Polishing: Brasso or Use a mixture of salt and lemon juice as a natural polish, ¼ cup of salt per  ½ lemon to make a paste. Soak 20 mins. Either one works great on either brass plate or real brass, just be sure to use a soft rag or soft toothbrush.  Lemon juice is acidic, so be sure to fully rinse. Using a little olive oil on top will prolong the periods between polishing.

Brass Hardware: how to tell the difference between real brass and brass plate, polish unlacquered brass, and fake the look of antique brass hardware

Great tutorial on How to Age Wood using household products. Great DIY project that actually works!

How to Age Wood Tutorial

Great tutorial on How to Age Wood using household products - Steel Wool, Vinegar & Tea Bags

How to clean your carpets naturally. Never use those toxic chemicals again in your home!

How to clean your carpets organically

How to clean your carpets naturally. vinegar 3 c hot water 20 drops lavender oil Never use those toxic chemicals again in your home!

LOVE this bench! Free plans and a full tutorial!! www.shanty-2-chic.com

DIY Upholstered Bench

Make for coffee table? Free and Easy DIY Furniture Project Plan from Learn How to Build this Upholstered Bench

hang your ring in a picture frame - put a wedding picture in it instead

10 DIY Jewelry Holders: like this one (albeit not gold or chevron) with a small stand frame to go on the bathroom counter specifically for my wedding ring. Some things are extra special and deserve the extra attention.

32 DIY Furniture Makeovers using milk paint, acrylic etc. follow through to the blog for the how-to. Amazing furniture up-cycle, repurposing!

32 DIY Furniture Makeovers

Paint furniture with latex paint. Photos and links to 8 latex paint furniture projects. You can now buy latex paint that includes the primer and sealer.

How to age wood ( and some metals) almost instantly with simple household products!  Follow me for great home decor projects!

15 Wonderful DIY Ideas For Your Living Room 6

How to age wood ( and some metals) almost instantly with simple household products! Apple cider vinegar and steel wool (SOS pads)

Chances are you already have a bottle of rubbing alcohol in your medicine cabinet or bathroom. But did you know this inexpensive drug store staple has lots more uses than just first aid? If not, read on...

10 Uses For Rubbing Alcohol For Cleaning & Stain Removal

Chances are you already have a bottle of rubbing alcohol in your medicine cabinet or bathroom. But did you know this inexpensive drug store staple has lots more uses than just first aid? If not, read on.

When planning a party, it’s important to provide your guests with a clean bathroom. Never fear! Clorox® has put together this must-read guide on how to get your bathroom looking spotless before the party starts. Click to learn more.

Clorox® Regular-Bleach is the trusted, disinfecting bleach cleaner you know: it works around your home and in your laundry, for those must-disinfect moments.

Cast Iron 101 - How to season and care for your cast iron skillet!

Cast Iron 101

I've got a new cast-iron skillet, Dutch oven and griddle I bought waaaay last summer that I think I'll do something with them today. Cast Iron 101 - How to season and care for your cast iron skillet!

Check out her fool-proof method to clean a scorched pan.

How to Clean Burnt Pots and Pans Like New With This Easy Hack

Check out her fool-proof method to clean a scorched pan.