You know those annoying little things around your home that you just live with, because you figure that’s just the way they are? Like a chair with a leg that wobbles or a remote button you have to push at the top right corner to make it work, or the oven you have to set 20 degrees higher than the dial, so it gets to the proper cooking temp?
….or the fuzz and dust that collects around any chair, stool, or table leg that has a sticky felt slider underneath to protect your wood floor? That’s been bugging me for years! Sometimes, it’s so bad that it looks like a small furry animal was pinned under a leg.
I finally decided to try something different. On the bottom of each leg of my barstools are plastic caps nailed into wood. Those are not wood-floor friendly, so I stuck a felt pad onto each one. Not only are they magnets for dust and fur, but they fall off regularly and have to be replaced.
So, I removed the felt pads and the plastic caps. I pried them gently with the tip of a flathead screwdriver and then pulled them off with some vice grips.
I replaced each one with some furniture glides that nail into the bottom of each leg.
I just nailed them in gently with a hammer…
It took about five minutes to change them out on all three bar stools. I’ve been watching them for about a week and they are so much better!!
I intentionally didn’t vacuum right before I took the picture, so you can see there isn’t a collection of dust bunnies stuck to the bottom of each leg. You can also see my crumbs, but it is a kitchen we actually use, so…
Anyway, it’s one of those little things, you know? Does it matter if you have fluff stuck to your chair legs? No. I’ve lived with it for over 15 years. But, is it nice if you don’t have fluff stuck to your chair legs? Yes. For $12 and 5 minutes? Worth it.
Any little annoying things you found quick fixes for lately?
In other kitchen goings-on, the kitchen backsplash started going in today. Here is the tile I chose…
It’s a 3 x 6 venatino marble subway tile from Lowe’s and it’s looking so pretty so far!