Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chit chat

 The weather has cooled off a bit here in Missouri. But I do not know if there is any hope for the grass to start growing again. It is all brown. We saw cattle eating the leaves off a tree the other day.  So I do not know if there is a hay shortage. The 3 horses around the corner worry me. I see them nibble on what little dead grass they can find. I can see a jump in prices for food. But hope the animals are not suffering.

Yesterday hubby had a doctor appointment. His blood pressure was good. Temperature was 93 ? that was strange! But they did not say any thing about it. This doctor is like allot of others. He mostly is a get your prescription refilled person. And refers you to others if there is an issue.

For me I have been experiencing extreme fatigue.  And think my blood pressure is getting high. But I will be OK. Today is the first day of school for our area. And I miss Jeremy. His mom took him back a few weeks ago. So we may start getting him again on the week ends. This is his first year of Jr High. And he will be 13 in October. Wow, time fly's. This school is a few miles away. So he will not be able to walk to our house on Fridays.

Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.Photobucket

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Recliner update

The Dawn dish washing liquid and baking soda works.
I just have to use it a little more here and there. But it was much less work this way.
Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.Photobucket

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Trash to treasure

I bought a used couch and recliner for only $100.00 total.
They are both in good condition.But the couch is so much cleaner looking.

The recliner needs to be cleaned. This is microfiber that covers it.
It is oil from your body or just wear that cause the darkness.
This is really only normal wear.
But regular material will not show use like this.
This type of material will let you know clean me.

 I did an experiment to see how well I can get microfiber clean.
Note:  not all microfiber is the same.
 Different products need to be cleaned differently.
That is why this chair did not work well with Alcohol.

The photo below shows color changes.
 This is a close up below of what I have tried and am trying. The right side I did last night. I used a wet wash cloth with Dawn orange antibacterial dish washing liquid. It did a good job DE-greasing but still no lighter in color. I then using the same cloth rinsed. I put baking soda directly on the chair arm and rubbed it all over. Then rinsed and rubbed again. Then covered it with a hand towel  and let it dry. It came out quite nice.  
Earlier today I saw a post on face book. Where they sprayed rubbing alcohol on it and rubbed it with a white sponge. Then used a scrub brush on it after it dried. The photo below shows some color change after 2 tries at the use of alcohol, sponge then scrub,  It was allot more work. And still not the same results.The alcohol is getting lighter as it sets to dry for a bit. 

                            This video will show more info on what I did.
After dawn and baking soda, it just need a few more
touch ups to look as good as the couch. 

 For now. I think the Dawn and baking soda will work better for heavy darkness . For light touch ups on the back of the chair the alcohol did work fine. 

Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.Photobucket