Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My rug cleaned up!

Well, I saved myself some money ! I was going to replace this indoor out-door carpeting that is in our porch, and then I thought I would give one more try at cleaning the stain along the edge of the window. It would have worked fine---I used the regular rug cleaner on one section and it appeared to be working.

I then got the brilliant idea to try some stronger stuff which probably was a mistake because it changed the color. I was so mad at myself for not staying with the first product! I started praying about what I could do and got the idea to color it in with some crayons. It worked! It blended it right in. I have done this on some other areas in my home where someone (previous owner) must have dropped some bleach). On these bleached spots the crayon does a pretty good job of blending in with the rest of the rug. 

Sometime I may try a furniture stick--it may hold the color longer. Crayons work for quite some time--once in a while I have to do touch up.

The new tiles for the dining, kitchen and one bath area are supposed to be installed at the end of the month. Trepidation !
Do you see this water?? Do you know what that yellow stuff is? Yup--good ole Southern Pine pollen---it means the other pollen's you can't see are also out there! My eyes have started itching.

But I am thankful for the beautiful days here--in the high 70's and low 80's. I am thankful for ideas. I am thankful also for time to reflect, think, and pray!


  1. What a great idea to use crayons, I would have never thought of that...I am going to share your idea with my daughter, my grand-daughter spilled nail polish on the rug. Wow that is a lot of pollen, I have noticed our streets are getting a lot of pollen too. We are having winds and the trees are starting to bloom again so everything is dropping. You are so lucky to be having such beautiful warm weather today its raining for us. Have a sweet day, hugs Elizabeth

  2. Crayon? Wow, it works. What a brilliant idea! That pollen would kill me, and it is killing me! My asthma has been terrible lately!!!


  3. Way to be thrifty (o:
    Pollen is out and about here too. We have 70's here nice. So brown!! Can't wait fot the green to go with the warm.

  4. I'm glad your rug cleaned up, whatever works, that's what I say. I have done the very same kind of thing many times.
    Have a joy-filled day.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. I started sneezing last night so I knew the time of the yellow was upon us!
    You carpet looks great. What a smart thing to do. I would never have thought of crayons!

  6. So glad you got your rug cleaned up. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your nice comment. I got the flowers at Michaels, with coupons of course. Some of them I already had. Enjoy the rest of your week and Happy St. Patricks day.


  7. The pollen wrecks havoc on my sinus' for sure... the little trick with carpet. PURE GENIUS!I'd have never thought of that.

    looks great- Pat