Removing wallpaper with my DIY remover!!

Good day all!! I spent the weekend removing wall paper on a wall in my master bedroom that I hung up 12 years ago. Now this might sound like no big deal to some of you but in my infinite wisdom of my younger self I chose Elmer’s School glue to adhere the wallpaper to my wall.

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IF you EVER want something to stay in place such as wallpaper, say for eternity, use school glue! I watered the glue down a little in the bottle, now this particular wallpaper also had the glue on the back soooo…yeah it’s glued. When I hung this us, there was intention of this holding up the wall I guess.

I purchased a bottle of wallpaper remover at a local hardware store, got home with it and we spent a better part of 3 hours attempting to remove this hideous paper from an even more hideous wall. HOURS. Obviously this stuff I paid high dollar for does NOT have the guts for this wallpaper. So off I go to the kitchen to whip up SOMETHING…ANYTHING!!!

I grabbed the container that the other stuff was in, Dawn , and Downy fabric softener. I put 1/2 cup of the fabric softener, and 4 pumps of the soap in the container and added hot water.

Shook it up and off I go to see if this stuff will do any better!

My wallpaper remover all mixed up

I applied it liberally to the wallpaper and then I walked away for about 10 min…honest, I was hungry and needed a PB and J.

MUCH TO MY DISMAY the wallpaper started coming off! Holy wallpaper rolls Batman, this is working better than the stuff I paid 15 bucks for!!

It took us 4 days to remove that paper. I can only scrape the wall for so long before I can no longer do it!! This water needs to be hot to do the job, ok? like from the faucet my water is 155 degrees, that is how hot my water was, and I know it worked because when the water was stone cold the effects were not as dramatic. I am so happy that my mixture worked out and made that job less tedious and it is way more affordable than buying a boatload of that stuff!!

The sticky left on the wall was easily brushed off. We are painting this next weekend and I can’t wait! I have decided if I’m upcycle my furniture or leaving it as is!

I hope you find this idea useful! We are in strange and uncharted times, let’s all create spaces we love TOGETHER!

-Peace and Love,

How to make candy at home, what not to do!

Since purchasing the Mayku form box I have made a bunch of mistakes, learning curve, right? Always with new machines! I first saw this machine before Christmas and was intrigued, I remembered seeing it as a Kickstart and so off I went to research it! Found that you can mold just about anything on your desktop!

Imagine being able to carve out whatever shape you want and form it into a mold and use it over and over…mass production? Or is it just good business sense? Investing in yourself instead of mailing your dollars off to a mold maker and waiting on them and you know that cycle.

Low and behold, there is not much out there on the Mayku FormBox because it is so new and it looks like there are a few STEM programs using it among other companies that actually moved to making their own packaging instead of sourcing it out! Packaging….wait what about the plastic and all that jazz? Looked into that part too, they claim to use partially recycled plastic and that plastic that you do not use can go into your regular recycle bin!

In the the process of making my mistakes I made some good pieces. So off to my kitchen I go to try out these shells and Dollar Tree Jenga pieces and Dominoes. I knew this was something I wanted to do so I was prepared with my ingredients…not really I always having candy making chocolate on hand. It’s is just a tray of chocolate that is great for dipping cherries…which is another specialty of mine. I had chocolate, Dulce de Leche and Red Plum jelly….. so I stirred the jelly in a ramekin real fast so it would have a thinner consistency, set it to the side and started the melting of the chocolate in the microwave (per instructions of course) and warmed up the yummy caramel. I was able to fill 4 shells and 3 bars that I had vacuum formed with what chocolate I had.

I poured it into the shells and I swirled it around like a real Chocolatier does on Instagram, trust me at this point I am high on life, lol. I put it in the refrigerator and waited for 5 min and then I filled them with the jelly and I froze them for 10 min, pulled the out and topped them with the remaining chocolate, being very sure to make both of the shell ends meet so the filling stays put at room temp. Put them in the refrigerator again for an hour, popped them to only see they had stuck and then we ate the heck out of all 4 shells and I’m trying again with the big bars.

I did some reading and discovered that it was just all too hot. So I’ve learned a bunch about chocolate. It’s a science and I’m going to have to practice!

All this work took 60 min to make and 3 min consume. So, I will be planning on smaller ones and easier to pour!

And that my friends is why this Mayku machine will be fun, I can make all the shells I want and eat them too 🙂

Peace and Love,

Ang