//How to freshen up a vintage rug//

 

I was recently given a beautiful rug by my Grandmother and have been so excited to invite it in! Vintage rugs add a quaint touch to a home, but sometimes they need a little TLC. This one’s in pretty good condition. It doesn’t have any stain spots, so thats nice.

I’ll show you how I brightened it up and gave it new life

 

1 . Vacuum and shake the rug out really well.

2 . Take a bowl with warm water and a drop of laundry detergent, lightly dampen a rag (You can also use a scrub brush).  Then scrub the surface of the rug making sure to pay special attention to any dirty spots.

3 . Air out the rug and let it dry.

 

4 . Once its completely dry take some baking soda and spread it all across the rug. Sometimes baking soda doesn’t smell the best, so I mixed a few drops of Sweet orange and lemon essential oils in a ziplock bag with the baking soda. You probably should be careful with this though, I don’t know if the oils could harm the wool.

5 . Let baking soda sit for a few hours then vacuum the rug well.

 

6 . If any of the tassels have come undone you can take a crochet hook (or in my case a Knifty-Knitter hook lol) and just pull them back through.

7 . If any seams are coming undone, you can sew it right up to prevent it from unraveling even more. It’s best if you use the same color thread as the rug, but I didn’t have that, so this will have to do for now.

And voila! Your vintage rug is nice and new.

 

Thanks for reading, I hope this helps/inspires you!

Have a most wonderful day 🙂

-Christa

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//snail mail series #4//

keep it simple, I personally like a more minimalistic stationary
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You can include a recipe, it adds a lovely touch

I hope you guys where inspired by this!

Sadly, this is the last snail mail series post. Maybe i’ll do some more in the future. If you guys would like me to do more in the future, comment below 🙂

Have a great day!

-Christa

//snail mail series: #3//

 

Use a white crayon (Hey, they actually are good for something :D) to draw anything you want.

Then you can paint over it and the paint will just roll off the wax.

Thats about it for this one haha. hope you guys enjoyed it and where inspired to send someone something lovely!

Have a great day!

-Christa

//Snail Mail series: #2//


  I traced little triangles, cut them out, put them on a string and taped them to the inside of the envelope for a cute little touch. Since it is now spring, I decided adding some sort of flower seed would be a good idea 🙂
 You can use those fancy scissors you have hidden away in a drawer somewhere to add a darling border.

 

I hope ya’ll enjoyed this and got some good ideas! Tell me what you think in the comments 🙂

 

Have a great day!

-Christa

//snail mail series #1//

You can buy books and maps from a thrift store (this only cost me $2) and cut them up for decoration, envelope background and many more things. It was kinda disturbing cutting up a book though haha. I also cut up an old REI magazine.img_9214 

Decide what your theme is, and gather anything that inspires you. see what you can do with it, your mind starts to come up with great ideas.

You can trace, cut out and glue fun paper to the inside of the envelope.
(I used a paint pen, card stock , glue and an REI cut out to make this)

Use paper clips to hold things together. 

I hope this inspires you! tell me if you try any of these, I would love to hear from you!

have a great day!

-Christa

//snail mail series//

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 Hey you guys, I’m really excited about this one! I put together four different snail mail ideas for ya’ll, There will be two spring, a water color and a forest theme! every Wednesday i’ll be posting a new one, so stay tuned!

have a great rest of your week!

-Christa

//DIY clothespin board//


   This board is so great for keeping your desk organized and clean. You can clip your receipts, photos, quotes or really anything to it.

You will need

canvas

clothespins

glue-gun

glue for the glue-gun

pencil (optional)

ruler (optional)

instructions 

Decide where you want your clothespins to be, keep in mind how long the papers that you want to put on the board are. You can measure the distance between each clothespin or you can eyeball it. Put a line of hot glue along one side of the clothespin and quickly set it on the board and press hard. Repeat this process until your done. And there you have a simple, quick and easy board to organize your papers, or to display your photos.

Have a wonderful rest of the week! -Christa