Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tips and a New Mirror!

1. My first tip today is a cleaning one. Every once in a while take your knobs off of your oven, dishwasher, anything that comes off and run it through the dishwasher. These things get just as dirty and gunky, but we don't always think about cleaning them.

2. I have not tried this one yet, but I'm going to. If you are plagued by mosquitos, try using mouthwash...apparently it works better than repellent.

3. If you buy icing....beat it with your beater before spreading. It will spread easier and you'll use less...saving you calories. Plus I always like my icing fluffy!

I bought this mirror for $5 at a flea market a couple of weeks ago. I knew right away it would look fabulous once painted.

Here is the before. If you are wondering about the image in the mirror...it was laying on back cement pad under our deck when I took the picture.

Here is the after! Don't look at the little fingerprints on the mirror (miss dolly!!!) or the pencil mark on the wall...lol.


Sarah said...

Beautiful mirror! I think we all of us with little ones have fingerprints and pencil marks on our walls and mirrors (and food, and crayon, and boogers - ewww!!!!)

Cottage Flair said...

I just found you ... great blog. I like the mirror. I also paint mirrors and furniture too.

Joy said...

That is SUCH an attractive mirror. The shape is so unique. I know you will enjoy it immensely.

Kim's Cottage said...

The mirror is lovely! What a great find.

About the mouthwash...Can we just gargle it like usual? Or do we have to lube up our whole body with it to keep those pesky critters away? lol


Holly said...

Pretty- pretty!

Becky said...

Your blog is great. All of the projects and advice. I loved the window box idea. It looks great in your garden.

Kerryanne English said...

Great transformation of the mirror Kelli. Bet it looks nice now it is up on your wall and what a bargain price too.