Monday, July 9, 2012

Privacy Screen

You know those horridly expensive privacy screens that are flimsy, and might fall at the passing of a train in the next city? Well, save your monies on this one. Here's a few ideas to create your very own!

Yes, I found this idea, yet again, on Pinterest. I just modified mine a bit.
Here is the original post I got the idea from:

I went to my local Habitat for Humanity Resale store to browse around. I couldn't find any small narrow closet doors like I was looking for, so I decided to look at the store through my creative goggles. I found the Bi-fold closet doors! Hinges already attached (I really didn't feel like doing handyman skills). So, I thought I would start with a bi-fold for the space I was needing, and if I decided to try a tri-fold, I could go back and get another panel.

This is what I needed to cover up. Eye-sore, I know. I hate walking into this from the garage every time I come home.

After I pulled all the bi-fold's down off the shelf to inspect them, I settled on this one. 
For...wait for it... $10!!!!

And, let the cleaning begin! I washed this puppy down well. Dust and spider webs galore.

After 2 cans of white spray paint, I had a transformed screen!

I was so excited to put it in this space! 

No more eye-sore, that's for sure. And all for around $18! Can't beat that price.

For this small space, it is really turning into a cozy part of own home!

creative. endeavor= complete


Natural Laundry Soap

During my daily pinning on Pinterest, I ran across a homemade laundry soap recipe. I just HAVE to share how easy it is to make. How inexpensive it is. And, how CLEAN it gets your cloths. With just three ingredients, you too can make your own.

I started with Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda, Borax, and a bar of soap.

Grate your soap (you can use Ivory or a body washing soap as well) with a cheese grater into a bowl. Put one cup of A&H, and one cup of Borax into the bowl. Use a wooden spoon to stir together until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

Use 1 Tablespoon of the mixture for each load of laundry (more if you wish). Also, safe for HE washers. Safe for septic, safe for your family, and safe for the environment! What else could you ask for!?!

I put mine in a cute jar above my washer and dryer. I can't tell you how excited I am to wash with this, AND how cost effective it is. I will never by 'laundry soap' again.

Happy Washing!

creative. endeavor = complete