If you’ve ever saved up to buy a nice couch or armchair — or have one you inherited and absolutely love — you know how much it hurts the first time a glass of wine tips all over your favorite couch. First, don’t panic! A stain doesn’t mean the end for your couch. Just learn how to combat tough stains, and while you’re at it, get in the habit of regularly cleaning your furniture to keep it looking its best.
Choosing the perfect paint color isn’t’ just about picking something that looks great on your walls—it’s also about coordinating with the furniture or flooring you already have. TikTok creator @the_avantgarde recommends using free fabric or flooring samples from the items you own to compare close shades of paint.
Stacks of plastic fabric panels, each with a colored felt silhouette on one side, cover a counter and part of the front room floor of an East Waco cottage that has become the workspace for the “Bridge of Souls” project.
This sippy cup uses an innovative design that lets toddlers drink from all sides of the cup instead of a straw or a spout, helping to ease the transition from bottle to a drinking cup. With easy-to-grip curved handles and an easy-to-clean, spillproof design, it’s a great option for your diaper bag.
If you want to make diaper duty a little easier, this waterproof portable changing pad can be unfolded with one hand and has pockets to store diaper essentials. It’s cushioned with a memory foam pillow to give your baby extra comfort during a change. You can find it in multiple patterns and colors.
These classic muslin blankets are soft and versatile. Their generous size and breathable fabric make for easy swaddling, but you can also use them as a blanket, a burp cloth, a pram cover or a nursing cover. They are built to last and maintain quality, no matter how many times they go through a wash.
These biodegradable poop bags are perfect for those inopportune moments when your baby has an extra-dirty diaper. They are high-quality, sturdy and easy to open. These bags conceal smells, in case you have to store dirty diapers or soiled clothes until you get a chance to dispose of them.
Your home may be plagued by a wet basement or crawlspace where water enters at will whenever it rains. In addition, your yard may be the neighborhood bog, rendering it useless in the wet season. Would you be interested in knowing how to make your basement, crawlspace or yard as dry at the Atacama Desert? I thought so.
If you use your deck or patio as often as we do, you’ ll find the patio door gets a workout. And the screen slider takes a beating with that continued use especially during warm weather months. If you have kids, you’ re likely to have a stray ball, Frisbee or another flying object damage the screening.
Renting an apartment or house is a cost-effective option for anyone who’s making their first foray into the real estate world or moving somewhere new — No home remodeling costs! No cost of selling a house to worry about! — but living in a temporary space can cramp anyone’s interior design game. Although you pay a monthly rent, someone else ultimately owns the property and your rental agreement dictates what you can and cannot do to the space. Chances are, you can’t drill big holes into the walls, add a carpet to your bedroom or replace your kitchen’s awful backsplash.
The world we live in today is more conscious than ever about germs, yet we aren’t washing our dish towels often enough! Buzz60’s Maria Mercede…
Renting a house for a getaway this summer? Whether you’re staying for a week or the entire summer, you want to feel at home and at ease on your vacation. Here’s some help turning that summer rental into a place you love kicking back and relaxing in.
Hotel sheets are renowned for being soft, crisp and durable. Luxury linen brands such as Frette and Sferra are popular choices for many hotel brands, but their high price point puts them out of reach for many buyers. Looking for a good dupe? Since Brooklinen was founded in 2014, it’s been a major supplier of hotel-quality sheets at a fraction of the price of competitors, thanks to its direct-to-consumer model. The chic-looking 100% linens keep sleepers warm on cold nights and cool on warm nights. We recommend purchasing the Linen Move-In Bundle ($714, brooklinen.com) for the most bang for your buck. It includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, one down comforter and four pillowcases, plus laundry detergent.
Pups travel in comfort and style with Bark n Bag’s fashionable and eco-friendly CheckerBarc pet carrier ($80/small; $85/medium) in hand-loomed cotton canvas. Featuring locking zipperheads and ventilating mesh on two sides, the carrier has a machine-washable polar fleece liner, plus top and side entries and roomy pockets. It is a comfortable carry with padded handle wrap and shoulder strap. Bonus: it fits under most airline seats. barknbag.com
You can create your own cute customizable dog toys in any color or pattern you want by using this tutorial from @mnpetphotographer. All you need is some fleece from a craft or fabric store. Cut the fleece into strips, braid it together, knot the ends, and cut off the excess.
Using an old hand towel or scrap fabric, you can fold together a DIY snuffle toy in minutes. This tutorial from @furbabysireland shows you how to create a toy that promotes nose work and keeps your dog engaged.
A fabric “cocoon” envelops the Waco Suspension Bridge as crews remove paint and dirt from the steel structure in preparation for repainting. The rust-proof paint will be coated with a urethane finish as part of the $12.4 million project to refurbish the 151-year-old structure. In early May, excavation is set to begin to install deeper footings under the anchor houses. Starting in early summer, the wooden decking will be replaced by a combination of patterned concrete and durable ipe hardwood.