Tuesday, March 13, 2012

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things...

Susan of Between Naps On The Porch featured her 'faves' in a recent post and Gina of  Renewed Spaces did a  feature on her Favorite Things in May 2011.    It just  happens that one of Gina's is also one of mine, Spray Paint Handle.

So, here are a few of my favorite things....in no particular order because they are all equally important to me as a DIYer.

#1 - My 'go to' wax,  Howard's Citrus Shield Premium Natural Paste Wax is always in my cupboard and it can be found on Amazon for $9.75. Such a deal!!!

Citrus Shield

#2 - Any and all brands of Un-Sanded Grout for my Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe but I must confess that recently, I have fallen for DAP Plaster of Paris and am now substituting it in my Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe.  It is the perfect addition to flat latex paint and voila....chalk paint.  I will be featuring a few of my furniture makeovers with my 'new' chalk paint in the near future...stay tuned!

Thx to Scribbler and Mah for bringing Plaster of Paris to my attention in your comments.

DAP® Plaster of Paris (Dry Mix)

#3 - Klean Strip Easy Liquid Sandpaper deglosses surfaces much easier than sanding to help new finishes adhere to old finishes. Works on paint, varnish, enamel and stain and is great for kitchen cabinets, wood moldings and all types of furniture.

Klean-Strip 1 qt. Easy Liquid Sander

#4 - Rub 'n Buff is made from imported carnauba waxes, fine metallic powders, and select pigments. This unique blend gives objects decorated with Rub 'n Buff® a finish that no paint can duplicate! Available in 16 colors.

It's so easy to apply. Just rub onto any surface with finger or soft cloth, then buff to a beautiful luster. Rub 'n Buff® is ideal for: restoring cherished antiques, stenciling, frame finishing, antiquing, home decor, restoration and any and all craft projects.

#5 - The original Greased Lightning formula is time-tested for superior cleaning and stain-fighting power. Greased Lightning conquers the toughest stains and can be used throughout the home. It cuts through grime, removes red wine, and helps pre-treat all of your tough laundry stains, including grease, grass and ink and so much more...  Greased Lightning has a new look!!!

Greased Lightning Super Strength Cleaner

#6 - Rustoleum Spray Grip turns every spray can into a spray gun for a smooth, professional finish.  The soft-touch trigger reduces finger fatigue, the locking collar keeps the can tightly attached and the safety lock keeps paint from spraying unexpectedly.

#7 - Simichrome Polish is an all-metal polish that can be used on any non-ferrous metal surface including brass, gold, silver, aluminum and stainless steel and it leaves a thinn protective coating to help prevent tarnishing. 

As promised Simichrome Polish cleans brilliant to a shine....everytime!!! 

#8 - Goo Gone is my 'go to' product for all of my sticky, gummy, greasy, gooey problems! Goo Gone can be used on hard surfaces, carpeting, upholstery, clothing, and more and helps me out all of my 'sticky' situations!!!


#9 - All of my favorite bloggers and there are far too many to name.  Without their inspiration, DIY advice and support, I couldn't do this.

#10 - And finally, a fine glass of Savignon Blanc when I totally exhausted!!!

I'd love hear what your 'favorite things' are....


  1. Thanks for the AMACO Rub 'n Buff shoutout! We agree this should be a staple in everyone's little tool box. Thanks for using our product.

    1. I've been a faithful user for years and love its versatility!

  2. Hi Larissa, I am allergic to a lot of things, up high on the list is anything with a strong chemical smell. I was so happy when all the paint companies came out with low VOCs! My kitchen cabinets need to be stripped and painted (can't afford more) and I wonder how the Klean Strip product falls in the stink range. Doors can go outside but not cabinets. Thanks. I enjoy your blog daily!

    1. Janet; The Klean Strip has no appreciable smell so I hope it works out for you. Heather