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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Benadryl and Grasscloth

The last five days have been one small disaster after another. The latest? A bedding accident. I spent most of last night trying to get Benadryl off my upholstered headboard.


The fabric? A heavy woven grasscloth.



I love grasscloth.



The texture, the natural colors....I think it is beautiful.


But easy to clean? Not so much.



After quite a while of spraying with water, dabbing with a clean cloth and praying...it looked awful. I went to bed with a knot in my stomach. Thankfully I woke up this morning to a beautiful grasscloth headboard. You can't even see where the stain was.Thank you cleaning fairies.

I am going to go and ice my jaw. It is so sore....I must have been clenching my teeth while cleaning. (FYI No small children were hurt or yelled at during the cleaning process. It is just a darn good thing they can't read my mind!)

pictures from: Matters of Style, House Beautiful, 3-5 Decor Pad

17 comments :

  1. Bless your heart. Yes, the cleaning gods were watching as you got a pass this time. I can see it now, young arms and legs moving suddenly and enthusiastically. Disaster follows.

    Hope no one is sick in your house.

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  2. Sooo glad the decorating fairies took care of the stain while you slept!

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  3. I love grasscloth, too. Glad to hear yours survived!

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  4. oh, I was so sick about it while I read your post! I am so thankful you got it all out {I think you're the cleaning fairy, girl- I know who to call...}.

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  5. Yeah for cleaning fairies. Our sofa had a stain for almost a year that i couldn't get out (thank you sippy cup turned upside down under a pillow for who knows how long). recently I tried again and poof, it's gone!

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  6. amusing as usual............always look forward to your posts; design with humor!
    debra

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  7. I'm so glad it came out for you overnight :) thats the worst feeling and I totally have had a sore jaw before from gritting my teeth hard.

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  8. Yay, I was going to suggest dying the rest of it with benadryl ;)

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  9. Why try and have nice things with kids? Buy junk like me!

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  10. whew! i commend you for not yelling at someone. i would have for sure.

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  11. hope you are feeling better. sorry about the grasscloth mess.

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  12. My heart went out to you when Istarted reading...thank God for answered prayer. I actually must admit I get a little excited when upholstery gets stained as it means I have a viable excuse to go shopping for new fabric and get my staple gun ready for a new project....but that's just me:o)
    Angex

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  13. I'm happy to hear everything worked out for the better. I hope you're having a better day. Sorry I've been MIA for a while, I'm glad to be back.

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  14. you are so funny!! I could not do it without yelling I guess.. I am glad you managed to get rid of the stain!

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  15. I'm glad everything turned out ok! Thanks for the inspirational pics!

    Have a fabulous Thursday!! :)

    xoxo
    dagny

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  16. Oh I love these bedrooms. I am really hoping that my bedroom is as beautiful as these. Amazing!!!

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  17. I too heart grasscloth. I think I have found a way to sneak it into every project I have worked on for the last 5 years! But alas, it is hard to clean. I was doing some touch up painting in my powder room and got one drip of peacock blue paint on my newly installed grasscloth. Every time I go in there it haunts me...

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