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Fantastic Rust Remover Update

I want to share with all of you a really awesome product. Now you know I don’t usually do any reviews for products. This is no exception. I was given this product to try. I just happen to really like it!!!!

I inherited 2 white outdoor chairs . They rock and will be perfect for my front patio. But first, before I paint them, I needed to remove the rust . This is what they looked like


The feet were worse…

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This product comes in a spray bottle. You spray it on, and watch the rust dissolve right before your eyes! After 10 minutes, if the rust didn’t go away completely, you spray again. No scrubbing at all on these chairs. Look at the difference:

The arms:

The back:

Isn’t that awesome! But if you know me, I am very skeptical so I decided to try on some of my garden tools.


My trusty shovel…..this is what it looks like when the product is dissolving the rust:


I just sprayed the two shovels and two clippers once. The straight edged shovel was so crusty….on really crusty items like this…it’s best to take a wire brush to it first…then spray with this. Look how well everything came out with one spray…


I can see the gold on the clippers again….My trusty shovel is looking great. The other shovel needs just a little brushing with a wire brush, then spray again. You can see what was left on that shovel…I wish I took a before picture.

Be sure to thoroughly rinse off the product when your done. If not, your new paint will brush right off.

Did I tell you I found the shovel underground when I was laying the patio pavers…no wonder it was so rusty.

So the product I used was this:


…and the best part is you can purchase this for under $6 at Walmart! This is a new product that isn’t out everywhere yet.It removes rust from aluminum,chrome, galvanized surface, iron, and steel. Doesn’t harm your hands, or concrete when spraying. Protects Bare Metal Up to 12 months.

This is what it looks like now!!!!


I am no longer going to discard any rusty tools, etc that I see at garage sales!!!

I am still working on the chairs….



If you would like all the technical data for this product you can see it here: https://www.rustoleum.com/~/media/DigitalEncyclopedia/Documents/RustoleumUSA/TDS/English/CBG/Rust-Oleum/ROC-49_Rust_Dissolver_TDS.ashx   Thank you Idybugsrus!

Also, this is the stock # of the product….Walmart #: 557667487 Just click below on one of the Walmart clicks below….and put in the stock#.

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Home Bar Designs

These bar designs were made by readers of Handyman. I wanted to share these with you, as some are so easy for anyone to do….


$12 Wall Wine Storage

“12 dollars’ worth of cedar boards and some stain, 2 hours of work and this came out mint.” – submitted by Facebook fan Timmy Bean. The finished wine rack measures 31″x24″ and holds 16 bottles of wine.


This is a wonderful bar cart! If it was going in my house I would chalk paint it!

A Rolling Bar Cart

Facebook fan Kevin Bailey shared this rolling bar cart he created, complete with wine glass storage and a bottle opener on the side. The wheels allow it to roll from room to room easily, so you can take it out for a party and stow it away after the party ends


Isn’t this so cute! You can purchase the bamboo fencing in the outdoor garden dept at your home improvement store. Usually come by 6′ x 15’…inexpensive too!

Backyard Tiki Hut Bar

Nick Brennan shared his homemade tiki bar photo with us on Facebook, a fun and tropical way to serve drinks at a backyard party in the summertime. Great job, Nick!


Long Bar With Steel Siding

“Here is a 14′ bar with stools completely built out of pallets and some steel siding.” – submitted by Facebook fan Chris Jensen


Simple Wooden Bar

Zach Weaver shared this handmade wooden bar with us on Facebook. The bar features unique rounded edges with hidden storage in the back. Nicely done, Zach!


This is so pretty! Don’t you love the tin tiles on the bar!!!

Mid-sized Home Bar

This home bar, shared with us by Craig Oren on Facebook, is the perfect size for a small basement or rec room, and it features a decorative side panel, which gives it some great character.


Marble Top Home Bar

Scott Clements installed this bar in his dining room and shared the finished photo with us on Facebook. The bar features a marble top, glass-front cabinets, floating shelves, and plenty of personality.


A Blackhawks Bar

“‘Hawks Cave’ bar. 100-year-old Chicago brick with a white pine ‘live edge’ top.” – submitted by Facebook fan Scott Korona. This bar and basement nook truly showcases Scott’s dedication to his favorite hockey team, the Chicago Blackhawks.


Guitar Wine Rack

This woodworking project might look like a guitar, but it’s actually a clever wine rack! Neville Ronald Smith shared this project with us on Facebook, which he made for a friend who plays in a band.


Repurposed Entertainment Center

“Repurposed old entertainment center, ready to party!” – submitted by Facebook fan Paul Grgurich. What a clever way to repurpose an old piece of furniture into something fun and functional!


Small Apartment Wine Rack

Facebook fan Zack Marcotte shared this DIY wooden wine rack and bar cart with us, which he says was his first DIY project. This miniature bar has lots of storage but takes up a minimal amount of space, perfect for a small apartment.


A Wine Room

If a home bar or a bar cart isn’t enough for you, how about a wine room? Facebook fan James E. Frye II shared this photo with us of a wine room he created, featuring ample storage for wine and an island for enjoying a glass or two

DIYers and pros share their design and how-to tips, with photos of reader-built home bars. Learn how to build a classic wood bar top, install a beer tap and more.

Let me know if you try any….thank you for visiting!!!



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Cleaning Tips for Cat and Dog Owners

I have heard from a few of my friends here how their cats, or dogs, are ruining their furniture…I saw this article  from The Family Handyman and had to show it to you.So here we go…


This may show damage to a door but the same technique to repair is the same as on wood furniture. Mask shallow claw marks and scratches in wood doors with stain and varnish. Gel stains work well for matching the existing finish.

Mask shallow claw marks and scratches in wood doors with stain and varnish. Gel stains work well for matching the existing finish.

Dogs and cats still haven’t figured out how to open doors, but that’s never stopped them from trying. Painted doors can be spackled and repainted to hide the damage, but natural wood doors can be more of a problem. However, if the scratches aren’t too deep, you can usually mask the damage with stain and varnish.

Step 1. Prep the area…Sand the damaged area lightly (Photo 1), feathering the sanding into the surrounding undamaged area. Wipe off all dust.

Step 2. Apply a gel stain- Brush the stain over the sanded area with a dry brush, mixing colors to match the old finish.  fh08dja_mascra_02If you don’t have the original stain or finish, find a matching stain at a paint store. Gel stains (available at home centers and paint stores) work best. Buy a small piece of matching wood and experiment with it first, or bring a photo of the door to the paint store for help. Start with a lighter stain—it can always be darkened. You can also buy a few different colors and blend them or streak them together.

Wipe the scratched area with a rag dipped in thinner to keep the stain from looking blotchy. Put a small amount of the gel stain on a rag, then dab a little on a dry brush. Wipe excess stain on the rag. Drag the brush lightly along one edge and quickly wipe it dry to see how the color looks. Leave the stain on longer, apply additional coats or blend in other colors to darken it

If the stained area looks too dull after it dries, lightly spray the area with clear finish, feathering it into the surrounding a undamaged area. Wipe off all dust.fh030711_001_toucle_09

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How to Clean Microfiber Furniture

Do you have Microfiber furniture that you just can’t seem to get clean. When you do try to clean…it leaves more stains from being wet.In my family room I have a microfiber couch. Well over the years with kids, doggies and everything that goes with them…my couch really needed some cleaning. I had a couple of spots that just wouldn’t come out. I tried so many products to no avail.


See the spot above….stubborn stain! Well guess what I did? I put some Rubbing Alcohol on a white rag then started rubbing the stain with it. Every spot came off with the rag…yuck! No way was I going to show you a pic of the washcloth afterward…You should have seen the rag! It made me cringe thinking how dirty it was. With this particular stain above…it was being more stubborn, so I took a soft bristle brush and lightly went over the stain.


Stain is gone!! The Rubbing Alcohol dries so quickly…it doesn’t leave those stains you get when it’s dried. Fabulous!!!! Instantly clean!!!

This really works great!

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Ingenious Kitchen Organization

Being organized is one of the first things we learn, yet we’re having trouble with it even as adults.Kitchen organization is one of the trickiest things, simply because there are so many little things you need to pay attention to.Cabinets and drawers are just not enough anymore. It’s time you considered a few more ingenious solutions.












And now for that pantry…


So many ideas!! Did I give you any??? Check out HomeEdit for more.

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Cool Hacks For Home

  1. You can make inexpensive vodka taste like the expensive ones by doing one trick. Take your Britta, or any other water filter pitcher,  and pour your cheap vodka into it…it will filter out all the crud that makes the difference in cheap and expensive.You won’t tell the difference
  2. If you need to take a break from painting…wrap tray, roller, brush in a plastic bag and put in fridge.
  3. Pitching Machine for home use: Practice hitting wiffle balls with this pitching machine. Take your leaf blower ..Place a T Joint on to the leaf blower.Secure with duct tape.  Then take a 2′ pipe and stick it into the T Joint for the ‘muzzel’ . Then stick a pipe and put onto the top of the T Joint for the ‘loader’.Set the pitching machine on a table, on top of pillows or bean bags to adjust the machine to shoot up slightly. There you go. Turn on the blower, load the balls…watch them go.
  4. Take a clean empty wine bottle, fill with water, stick neck down into the soil of a potted plant. This will water plant when thirsty.
  5. Keep your lint from the dryer. You can stuff it into a empty toilet paper roll and use as a fire starter for your fire pit.
  6. To brighten your teeth…Mix baking soda and lemon juice in a small bowl. Take a Q Tip and dip it in the mixture and apply it to your teeth.
  7. Want to make a really fun and easy fort for your children? All you need is some tape, a box fan and a sheet. Fold the sheet in half lengthwise. Place the top of the sheet on top of the box fan and tape it toward the back. With the box fan sitting on the sheet, turn on the fan, and it makes a marshmallow like tunnel…Just be sure the children are old enough not to put fingers inside fan.
  8. Upset Stomach? Eat a piece of burnt toast, and soothe stomach acid, and no more tummy ache.
  9. Baking soda removes wine spills
  10. Elevating you monitor a bit will give you better posture.
  11. Homemade wax hair removal. 1 cup sugar 2 TBSP Lemon Juice, 2 TBSP of water. Bring to boil stirring constantly. Once it has the consistency of honey, remove from heat, let cool 15 minutes, and there you go. Doesn’t work on real coarse hair. Great for Brazilian waxing.
  12. Get Pills off  sweaters, even wool sweaters….Try rubbing your sweater with a pumice stone. It removes the pills fast.
  13. Ground coffee is a great pick -me- up for you garden also!
  14. If you have washed your sweater and it shrunk, here is a great hack. Fill sink with water. Add hair conditioner and let it soak. Wring out. And lay flat on a towel. The conditioner softens the fibers, which you can stretch it back to original size without ruining sweater.
  15. Make hard boiled eggs easier to peel when cooked. Add baking soda to the water before boiling.
  16. Do you sit all day at work or home. Replace uncomfortable office chairs with a large fitness ball. Not only will it be comfortable, but good workout for your abs.
  17. Don;t have a Pan ini press? Take 2 frying pans, one larger then the other. Place the larger one on the heat and spray with cooking oil. Place your sandwich in the hot pan. Take your smaller pan, and place on top of sandwich. Then take something heavy, like a bag of sugar or flour, and place on smaller pan.  Cook 2 minutes on medium heat. Then flip your sandwich over with spatula, and cook another 2 minutes. There you go…a Pan ini sandwich.

Want some more??? How about these:



Here’s another great idea to keep those jugs out of the land fills…


I have done this before….a oldie but goodie



I love this one!! So great for all your parties and just for relaxing out by the pool. Never have to have to run in the house to get a cold drink….what a great idea.


This is one I am stealing…I get so many of these hangers and hate to throw out..


I heard of this before…forgot about it…wow~clever-ideas-and-lifehacks-59

Want to take your computer on the go…


Or this one….who doesn’t dislike the idea of your sneakers banging around in the dryer…


Here’s another idea for those pants hangers…


Cleaning the baseboards…this is a good idea..


Well, I hope you enjoyed these ideas….thank you for looking