Monday, June 18, 2012


I've been cleaning my fool head off getting this house up to snuff for the sale.  Sometimes I apparently become violent and something goes flying and gets broken.

The globe on this little light was a victim of my crazy dusting this weekend and at first I was upset because I really like little accent lights.

Hmmmmm, I thought, perhaps all is not lost.
Perhaps I can use one of my favorite things to replace the globe and create an even nicer accent light.

It was the perfect fit!  
My pictures don't do it justice because I can't capture the true color of the Ball jar and how nice it looks lit up next to my swivel chalkboard.

But I like it! 
 So much so that I tried it on an older victim that I had put away awhile ago.

It too looks really great in my old hutch.

Now, on to the ugly.... (avert your eyes, if you must.)

I hate to even make you look at this, but I am out of ideas on how to clean it.
I've bleached it, put it in the dishwasher, scrubbed it with comet and scrubbies, tried the "magic" sponges, various cleaners, vinegar, lemon juice....

Any ideas?

Here's to a great week!


Olive Cooper said...

Try a magic eraser by Mr. Clean. Sometimes they work when nothing else does. We are back from the Smokies-you know I cannot post in real time. I took so many photos I am just getting to the end.

Chatty Crone said...

I love those lamp lights. It looks removable can you find a replacement? What is it? sandie

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

I have looked up some info. and found a lovely blog called The Manly Housekeeper, and on March 11, 2011, he did an experiment on soap/water stains. He mentions that bleach won't work, and he found Limeaway, and another one Bar Keepers Friend worked good. However I'm not sure if what you have is waterstains?
Anyways, it is a cute blog, in a way, but also you might find more helpful info there. :)
(I tried to send the post to you, but Outlook Express never works for me).

What is the thing you are trying to clean, I thought maybe something from a fridge?

Really these stains happen to everyone. :)

Such a nice idea with the light, the jar makes a good lamp.You have really great ideas!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I use bleach but it must really be stubborn! I've been in a decluttering and cleaning binge, too! I'm going to have to call it DONE one day soon and get busy sewing again! Enjoy your week! Don't work too hard!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Lime Away. It's the only thing I can get rid of hard AZ water stains.

Please keep us in your thoughts tomorrow as we have our first deposition.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Mr. Clean erasers didn't do it?
I would suggest Lime away also.
...just out of curiosity...
what is IT? I'm guess your fridge...cause mine needs a good cleaning too!

I absolutely love those jar lights. I think they'd look sweet on the shelves over my bed!
Oh yeah.

KarenSue Farash said...

Wow!! I love your junk redo lamps!!
Great idea...I'm thinking now.
What is that thing your trying to clean??
Where are we going Wednesday??

Farmgirl Paints said...

Great that even a word?;) I would try Magic Eraser. If that doesnt get it clean nothing will.

Angela said...

I can't believe the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser didn't do the job! Did you use one that is meant for the kitchen? They have different ones and maybe the one you used wasn't up for the job.

The lamp looks cute!

Janie Fox said...

I love the lamps!! Magic Eraser or Lime Away first. I have used liquid toilet bowl cleaner on Annie's before to great success. She has hard water and it gets yucky,.

Mr. Connor said...

lights look great. What ever you are / were trying to clean it seems you have do all that is possible.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a GREAT idea for the light! I see bases like that all the time at the thrift store and now I know what to do with them!

Orlando Grandma said...

How about just baking soda overnight,I have to put my 5 cents in. Don't work so hard.

Oakley and Swisher said...

Hey very clever!

Lots of licks,
Swisher and Oakley