This is a great hack submitted by Margee Moore over at moxiemom.com. Follow the link below to learn how she retrofitted her 1920’s American made stove. In her post, “How to Retrofit an Antique Stove” Moxie explains how she feared she’d have to get rid of this beautiful piece because it was a safety hazard. That is until she did some investigating and found the answer she was looking for. Thanks Margee for submitting this great hack!
Peeling potatoes can be quick and simple and Dave Hax shows us how in this short step-by-step YouTube video. All you need is a knife, potatoes and pot for boiling. Clean potatoes before you boil them. Then follow the simple instructions in this Dave Hax YouTube video. Medium sized potatoes should take 15 to 30 minutes to cook, depending on your elevation. For roasted potatoes, chips or french fries, Dave suggests parboiling instead of boiling, then peel as instructed in video. Finally, finish preparing potatoes according to your recipe.
This is a simple shabby chic hack for displaying photographs and/or postcards. In order to make this doorknob photo holder find an old or antique doorknob. One that has outlived its intended purpose. Turn the knob upside down and wrap a 16-18 gauge wire around the circular base tucking and wrapping the loose end a couple times to secure, and to prevent any jagged edge from sticking out. once you have wrapped the wire around the base a couple of times, bend the wire up leaving a couple of inches of straight wire, then bend into a concentric circle which will allow you to clip your photograph or postcard.
In this Chowhound YouTube video, Jill Santopietro shows us an easy way to make a funnel. Plastic bottles come in many different sizes with different size openings. Choose one that will work for the type of transfer you want to make, i.e. 32 oz Gatorade bottles work great for transferring grains like flour or oatmeal, whereas a 12 oz. water bottle top works great for liquids such as juice, wine or water. I absolutely love this plastic bottle top funnel hack!
This accordion rack jewelry organizer is a great organizational trick to keep jewelry options clearly in your line of vision. Out of sight, after all, is out of mind. I often forget about the necklaces and bracelets hidden away in my jewelry box. Needless to say I tend to neglect well loved but under used pieces. Bring your trinkets out into the light of day! Just hang an accordion coat hook rack near the spot you make your daily wardrobe decisions, such as a walk in closet or your dresser/bedroom mirror. Easily hang your favorite necklaces, rings and bracelets on the hooks and there you have it!
The joys of chicken wire! This often overlooked raw material is much more versatile than just caging your hens in it. In fact, there is at least one museum in the United States entirely designated to the history of chicken wire. Our chicken wire hat organizer is also great for hanging jewelry and pretty much anything else you can think of. I suggest using a large old picture frame.
The example shown is 18 1/2″ x 22 1/2.” Obviously the larger the frame the more hats you can fit. Be sure to wear protective gloves when working with the chicken wire. Cut the wire to up to 1/2″ larger than the edge of inside the frame, secure it with nails on the back. I also used felt over the edges of wire and nail heads to protect the wall from scratches. I like to use old clothes pins to attach our trucker caps to the wire.