Saturday, January 19, 2013

Planning and Polishing

I decided to move more,apart from a good walk everyday

Last week I cleaned all the windows over two days
I used to do it in one day,but hey,I'm getting a little old to half kill myself LOL

Now the other day while on Pinterest I discovered a mixture to polish furniture, the cheap and environmentally safe way
You know me,my book states that I am really into anything that saves money, time and is 
good for the environment.

 I cannot remember who to give this credit too,so if it's your recipe, please let me know and I 
will credit you

Just mix equal parts vinegar and canola oil in a jar and shake
I added a few drops of lavender oil too, which doesn't state this on the recipe

That's it,so easy and boy was it easier than polishing with paste.

I must also try this on furniture that I chalk paint,but I haven't as yet

Table and hutch cleared ready,
dishes washed and dried

All put back onto a beautifully polished hutch
It came up so nice, I got carried away and did all the kitchen
cabinets as well (I said I needed to move a bit more)
they are black wood and came up lovely too

The table and chairs just soaked up the polish
it was very dry.

I picked a little bunch of roses from the garden
It was going to be 42 c the next day so planned to rest all day,

but that's me,all or nothing.LOL

I plan to get into the rest of the furniture next week
See you then
Happy Polishing

I am joining most of my usual linky parties this week
They are listed on my side bar and are well worth checking out
it's a good chance to see some new blogs and there are some lovely ones out there.

Still time to enter my give away drawn on Australia day 26th January

xx jeanetteann


Rosetta said...

Che bello!Tutto lucido e pulito!Bellissime le tue porcellane|Brava,lo so quanta fatica ci vuole a tenere pulito quando la casa รจ piena!Baci,Rosetta

Sassy Southern Lady said...

The hutch looked wonderful. I will have to give this a try.

Alessandra said...

How much hard job!!!Your roses are fantastic and also your cabinet with a so very beautiful blue china.

Merlesworld said...

Everything looks wonderful, I will try this because most furniture polish seems to upset my nose and as you could use any perfume I will try strawberry it smells great.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your hutch looks spectacular and I totally LOVE all your Blue and Whites!


Gina said...

Your hutch looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing the polish "recipe".

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your polish looks lovely--I will have to try that! Such pretty roses too :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Isn't is wonderful when everything is fresh and clean!

Lounging with a Latte said...

Thanks for the cleaning recipe, your furniture it seems to work a treat. It feels good doesn't it once everything has had a good clean, if only the dust would then just not come back!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful polish! My place sure needs a going over. I live on a very dusty rural road so it's non-stop. I'll have to remember your recipe!

Karen said...

Your hutch looks great, that recipe is really cool, who would have thought two simple interments could work such magic.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Nothing like nice, clean, polished furniture, is there? Great to know. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on the monster in our basement, happily now tamed. I too need to start selling some stuff--one of my intentions for this year! You have beautiful things on your blog...wonderful talent you have! ~Zuni

Nike Onile said...

Great tip! I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing :)

Nike O.

Tanya Payzant said...

You were busy...but what a big job done! Doesn't it feel good to accomplish something like that. Visiting from Cowgirl Up @ StoneGable.

Rox said...

Wow, I'll have to try this! Pinning it to my cleaning board. I try to do reviews/tests from my Pinterest board on my regular Tuesday 411 on Cleaning posts. If I ever use this, I'll be sure to link back to you, thanks!

Dropping by from You're Gonna Love it!

Roxana @

Kassandra said...

Hi Jeanetteann! I didn´t know that recipe for furniture polish but I´m adding it to my frugal cleaning stuff :) Oh, and that blue and white china!!! I´ve always loved that kind of transferware but I´m just starting my own collection... Yours look gorgeous!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really does a great job! You're furniture is lovely!

French-Kissed said...

Love all of your blue and white! I think I'll try the recipe for the windows and furniture could sure use a good cleaning.


Bella said...

I like the idea of homemade and chemical free and the lavender oil would be sooo nice! The roses are gorgeous, Lucky you, I am so eager for summer!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

This idea for furniture polish is great! Your hutch looks absolutely beautiful, and I'm thinking this must smell much better than many other cleaning products. Linda

Ivy and Elephants said...

I am so loving all your gorgeous blue and white china! The hutch is amazing!

Susan said...

Oh, Jeanetteann, lovely job on the hutch and all your dishes. Looks so nice.

And the roses are divine! WOWSERS.

Thanks for your visit to my blog! Love having you stop by. Susan

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderful way to make a furniture polish! I love that it's chemical free! I adore your hutch with the collection of blue and white china; gorgeous! Thanks for joining me at my HOME and have a beautiful day.


Doni said...

I'm going to get you a ticket to come see me...and to bring your polishing recipe and YOUR ARMS, and you can do MY HOUSE!! Oh what a ton of work you've done!!!! I would be gasping and laid out on the ground for weeks if I tried to do all my windows in two days!!
Cudos to you!! And that HUTCH!!! just glows! and that's before the dishes went back on it! Your dishes and display on that hutch and wall are gorgeous. I know you will be so proud when you take a look at all you've done. Congratulations on the moving around and accomplishing so much! And thank you for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!

Graceful Rose said...

It's so nice to meet you and thank you for visiting my blog. I will try the furniture polish on my furniture. Thanks for a great post. I will be a new follower.

Ginger Zuck said...

your hutch is amazing. Love the blue and white china. Looks wonderful. Enjoy and have a great weekend.

janice15 said...

Just wonderful, I love to see all your blue n fav...nice n clean is always the best feeling ...Happy weekend my dear..thank you for your visit...with love Janice

Jann Olson said...

Great recipe! Boy, did it make things shine. I am pinning it. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.