Tip 1 | When candle wax falls on your stone bench (as it did on mine), your first thought is, that the bench is ruined. Naturally, I had purchased dripless candles (dripless my foot), and by the end of the evening, the wax was all over the benchtop (so nasty).
Possibly you already know how to resolve this, and yet despite the many years I have on my odometer, I didn’t! There might be a reason my husband calls me “Mrs Google”, and yet, thankfully, for google, the day was saved.
Google | to the rescue. I scraped (ever so carefully) the excess wax off the benchtop with a blunt knife (in my case, a butter knife). Then I placed paper towels directly on top of the wax and put warm iron on the paper towels. I continued doing this until all the wax melted its way onto the paper towels. BTW…paper towels are my best friend in the kitchen! I can’t move sideways without grabbing a paper towel for one thing or another.
It worked! I restored our stone bench. p.s. my sister said she does this (who needs Google when you have a sister), and yet she uses a brown paper bag! You can use either, yet I don’t find too many paper bags in my house, whereas I can find a cupboard full of paper towels.
Photo | my trusted paper towels and the iron did the trick!
Tip 2| It was only a year earlier that I awoke to a water stain on our dining room table (a dinner party and teapot can do this). I don’t do colours well and thought the table would need to be put out on the next verge pick up.
Fortunately, before I had time to do this (and the table is a tad heavy), I googled and found on YouTube that several videos showed you how to iron the water stain out of your table. I could not believe it! I considered sending the table out to the ironers (just kidding…remember it is too heavy), and it worked just like magic.
Photo | With stain and photo below post stain!
The only difference with the water stain was that I had to cover the colour with a tea towel and then with a steam iron and iron away (I started ever so slowly)! I so wished I had taken a video of myself doing this so that I, too, could join the world on YouTube. And yet I wasn’t quite sure how to handle iron in one hand and my iPhone in the other. Trust me, it works! Our table was saved for another occasion.
I will buy my husband one of those t-shirts, “I don’t need Google; I have my wife”. 💋