Instant Power Heavy Duty Drain Opener – Review & Demo

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Hey everyone! I wanted to share a demonstration and review of the Instant Power Heavy Duty Drain Opener product  (referral link) that I picked up at Walmart for $6.84. In my store, this product was located in the Home Improvement section around the paint, light bulbs and tools. This formula is specifically for Hair and Grease clogs but I truly didn’t know what my clog particulars were. Since I was using this in the bathroom sink, I was assuming the clog  was due to hair and buildup of gunk over time.

If you would prefer to watch the demo instead of read this, you can get it by clicking here. 

In using this product or any similar product, take your time and read the directions. Although I’m telling you what my bottle states, you will need to check your own bottle as it could be a newer or older formula from the date of this video being posted. Be sure you have safety goggles for eye protection as well as rubber gloves for hand protection. This is some serious stuff and safety is first. I wanted to show you that my sink was doing a slow drain. It would eventually empty but it was slow. It’s time to see if we can fix that!

This product states that it’s safe for all pipes and septic tanks when used according to directions. The instructions on this bottle state to pour 2 cups of the product slowly and directly into the drain. Since it stated that 2 cups was about 1/4 of the bottle, I eyeballed 1/4 of the bottle. It says to wait an hour or that overnight was really best. I let this sit for about 4 hours or so and then I poured in some boiling water. Some sediment came up into the basin and there was some bubbling occurring but this time the sink didn’t drain as well as it had been draining before. After a half hour or so, it was empty so I put in another pot of boiling water. Still, it took over a half hour to drain. I repeated the boiling water a third time with the same result.

It was obvious I needed to try leaving it overnight. I used another 1/4 of the bottle and this time, I left it in there around 18 hours. I’m so happy to report this product worked! It has drained normally ever since. I’d love to hear your experience with this product and if it worked for you.

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DIY Christmas Farmhouse Truck Sign Decor

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The Farmhouse Christmas signs in the stores are so cute…but they are so pricey! This DIY is how to create the sign for less than $5!

If video DIYs are your preferred method, I have one for you here.

Materials we’ll need:

  • Wood plank
  • Pickup truck cutout or printable
  • Acrylic craft paints
  • Berries or other accents (optional)

Tools you’ll need:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paint brushes

Now, let’s get it created! The first step it to prep your wood. If they are already primed, stained, etc., you won’t need to do this. If not, prime them white, stain them or create the background in any way you’d like. For this tutorial, I’ll be using a wood plank and a wood pickup truck cutout. The wood background is distressed white and the truck will be the traditional red and black with a green tree.

Allow both pieces to completely dry. Figure out which direction you’d like your truck to face. On the correct side, paint the truck in your desired colors, making sure to allow the paint to completely dry between coats as well as between colors. You could also add your family’s name to the truck door if you’d like it a personal touch.

Place the truck on the wood to determine what area you’d like your greeting to be in. Pencil that in so that you can paint it – or if you have vinyl letting, apply those now. For mine, I added “Merry Christmas” and then added a wreath on either side.

For the final step, we just glue the truck onto the wood. So easy, so budget friendly and so cute!

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I will have a few of these available in the shop here.

 

Please let me know if you decide to try these and feel free to tag me on Instagram @thecozyloftofficial with your creations. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

xoxo

Rhonda

Vintage Inspired Wedding Sign

A previous client contacted me to create a sign for her child to hold at her wedding. I was so honored to create it for her. At the beginning of the process, I realized it would be a fun process to video and share. I posted it on YouTube and you can see it by clicking hereIMG_7745-001

It was important to me to share this video because I hoped to inspire some of you to get creative and have some fun with perhaps some artwork for your home. Of course, if you don’t want to DIY it, I’d be happy to create it for you…just let me know what you have in mind. There are a good many things I create but don’t post them in my shop.I’m trying to be better about posting and sharing them here, though .

I’m loving posting the videos on YouTube, too! Back in 2011, I created a video and put it up but then I moved and things sort of fell by the wayside. Currently, I have 11 subscribers and that is so much fun! I hope to have lots more soon, but it’s necessary to have more content to get people interested. I’m working on it. 🙂

xoxo

Rhonda