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66 polished cotton Ideabooks
Wood Floor Care: Polish Your Skills
How to Paint Your Hardwood Floors
"apply nail polish? Then you can give your wooden floors a brand-new look... apply nail polish, you already know the basics.... Don’t use cotton rags or paper for this, because they’ll leave fibers on the floor that... the nail polish analogy comes in. The basics of the entire process are just like applying... applying nail polish: base coat, color coat, color coat, topcoat. Every coat needs to be..."
Tasteful Ideas for Traditional Dining Room Floors
Practical meets polished with these rug, tile and paint designs that have your traditional dining room floor covered
11 Distinctive Details for Upscale-Looking Upholstery
Give the upholstery on your chair, sofa, banquette or headboard a high-end look with details that create polish
Rest Easy: Myth Busting for Bedding and Mattresses
"look like polished cotton, which isn't my favorite fabric. I blame Oprah for the thread... a 100% cotton cover then we add a thick 100% cotton mattress pad. That seems to be... organic cotton? I just moved into a bungalow and my queen mattress wouldn't fit into... light cotton duvet and add a soft blanket when necessary. Regarding Latex Allergies:... (organic cotton of course) and sleep better than ever as this mattress is the most..."
13 Simple Steps to a Perfectly Made Bed
"pretty and polished bed. If you've got another great tip, share it in the Comments below... organic cotton fitted flannel sheet, and in the summer an organic cotton smooth sheet... "egyptian cotton" linen spray (Bed,Bath, and Beyond) and you will think you're living... organic cotton quilting on one side (for summer), and lambs wool on the other side..."
A Crash Course in Bathroom Faucet Finishes
"brushed and polished nickel? What are the benefits of satin brass versus satin bronze?... I used polished nickel for the over vanity lighting and polished chrome for all the... steel or polished nickel, can't remember which now. It does not have a "spot resist"... interest in polished brass! We just remodeled our master bath, and much to the chagrin... yellow, and polished nickel is shiny like chrome but also has that yellowish tinge. Mixing..."
Guest Picks: Decorator Chic
Guest Picks: 20 Showstopping Fabrics for Knockout Rooms
Go wild with your upholstery, headboards and bedding — these fabrics are worthy of designing an entire room around
Evoke Old-World Romance With Vintage Silver
Use antique silver cups, candlesticks and pitchers to bring the romance of the past to your present-day home
Houzz Gifts: Set an Organic Glam Table
Don't Touch Another Stain Before You Read This
Even an innocent swipe with water may cause permanent damage. Here's what to know about how rugs and fabrics react
"red nail polish on a tan run in a house that we were renting. I used Windex and it... plain cotton material with stretch. I used saving cream and hair spray, took the... white cotton corduroy sofa that has gotten dingy over the years. No stains, just... clean old cotton diaper (what I used) and press down gently, blotting up the colour.... thick cotton diapers. Borax works well on pet stains. Simple and cheap. Spot..."
Kitchen Counters: Granite for Incredible Longevity
This natural stone has been around for thousands of years, and it comes in myriad color options to match any kitchen
"needs polishing to look nice. The other granite I have, had to have grooves filled... something like polishing or special cleaning to maybe succeed in bringing them all back to... cleaning and polishing. So when we moved, I chose a light Giallo Ornamental granite with... with a polished finish. Within a month, the island countertop was badly stained after... honed not polished and is easy to take care of. Just put black granite in my bathroom..."
3 Key Steps for Grouting That Looks Its Best
"hard to polish. However, the addition of Simple Green to the final clean and polish... weeks to polish the grout and now it is a different color in every section. Dark, light... off of a cotton ball and put it over the moldy spot. It doesn't need to be dry. I put... on the cotton ball and leave for several hours. I usually do this at night, then just... remove the cotton in the morning when I shower. I have a white shower with clear caulking..."
Lessons in Living Comfortably: Embrace the Scratches and Dents
"wool, cotton, silk....... the idea that beautiful things age beautifully. Synthetic... cleaner/polisher from time to time, but it will never look pristine. As we get ready... furniture polish, wax, Old English , and spot cleaner for the carpet, and I USE them... enough to polish or wax regularly. Otherwise, it looks like you just don't care. It's... dust free polished coffee table. I realized I was just that way before I got married..."