We've noticed that the farmhouse has an odd smell when we open it back up on the weekend. It's always a week at least, sometimes two weeks if it's a monsoon raining weekend and so the house sits sealed up for days. It has a musty kind of odor. We always open the windows when it's nice weather and let the house air out but then it's sealed up again for another week or two when we leave and the window units turned up to a high temp so they don't come on often (lower electricity bill, ha).
So when I was at Home Depot yesterday, I picked up a few of these. Has anyone ever used them? They pull moisture (humidity) and supposedly odors from the air. They come in several different scented ones. I didn't know if we wanted the house smelling of lavender or something like that just yet so I chose fragrance free for now. We'll see if they make a difference next weekend.
|Hose under house|
Here was a quick project that made all the difference. We don't have a faucet on the back of the house. We'll have one at some point (later this year) but until then we needed a way to get water to the back of the house for the fruit trees mostly, but also for cleaning the house.
So we got a long hose, I attached it to the faucet on the front of the house and then I crawled under the house from the back side to grab it and then crawled back out pulling it with me.
Now we have backyard water!
|Before Wet and Forget|
The siding on the North and shady East side of the house was getting a lot of mildew on it. I've been putting that off until we had water back there.
Now that I made that happen, we bought a product called "Wet and Forget" (thanks Mike!) and sprayed it on the house. I let it sit for a bit and then rinsed it off with the hose sprayer.
|After Wet and Forget|
It worked great! No scrubbing, just used the hose to spray it all off. Definitely getting clearer. Since it was particularly heavy in some spots, I sprayed a second coat to let it sit and do what the name says, wet AND protect.
|Rust-oleum Golden Sunset|
While I was at the store, I picked up two cans of spray paint. Red and yellow. For what? Do you remember last year when I found a couple of metal chairs? CLICK HERE for that post.
Here is what they looked like before...
And here is one of them after. I sprayed the first one in the Golden Sunset color and after it dried, we loved it so much, we decided to make both of them yellow (instead of one red and one yellow). Since I used almost a whole can on one chair, I'll have to get another can to do the other one. Then we'll just have to put them wherever we decide. Currently I've been using one in the garden when I take a break.
There was more that got done, so updates on that coming soon. Hope you had a great weekend!