I’m getting ready to go abroad, but I’ve been able to fit in some useful lil unfucking projects. Didn’t have time to blog about them, though. It seems worthwhile to take the time, because I find the blogs people post so inspiring.
Today, I started to wipe the range top, when all of a sudden I thought to try BKF on it, which I just bought last weekend. :-) Naturally, I was hooked, and it became a race against time, because I had an appointment to get a haircut. No photos of before on the top, because dirty range tops all look alike. Underneath was a bit shocking:
Popcorn, assorted schmutz, grease, a bit of broken dish, etc. Soap and ammonia, and then BKF, cleaned it right up:
I had to put it all back together once I got back. Now it’s all pretty:
Earlier in the week I used my new Murphy’s Oil Soap on the wood cabinets in the bathroom, and the molding, but it’s old and looked yucky, even though I know it’s clean. I have some Olde English Scratch Cover, and even though it’s really dark, and some of the wood is oak — I figured it could hardly look worse. One example before:
Oh, that’s done on the right, not on the left. Sooo much better on the right, and even better once it has a chance to soak into the wood. Once I polished it, it looks so nice:
That shows a bit of the oak surround on the mirror, which looks better too. As does the guest bath. :-)
Also did some more kitchen unfucking, but that didn’t photograph well. More empty counters though, and table is more clear! \o/
Finally, I got annoyed at where my brooms and swiffer were. So did my husband, and his loud grumbling sparked the idea to try out the “monkey hooks” I bought on a whim one day:
No screwdriver or hammer needed, just shove the pointy end through the drywall and keep pushing. Instead of falling over one another, now they hang neatly:
That took maybe 10 minutes! Weeeee!