Saturday, March 22, 2014

Back to the Barbershop

It isn't a secret to our American family that both my hub and I wait to get our hair cut on our visits to The Netherlands. We have become regular (every 4-5 months!) customers of a salon owned by a fluffy Turkish lady. We do not even know her name, but we love what she does with our hair. Last Thursday she cut off many inches of my hair, and her colleague clipped my hub's hairdo. Now we are presentable again.

Speaking of barbershops, I have been using my Barbasol upholstery cleaning trick on some inherited wingback chairs. The two chairs were left in the Beltway apartment so that we would have a place to sit once the rest of the furniture was shipped to our Wetcreek home in Louisiana back in October 2012.

Yesterday and today I smeared the two cloth chairs down with Original  Barbasol, rubbed the foam in with old white socks, and then used a wet cloth to remove excess shaving cream. A quick rubdown with a dry towel, and they should look and smell better. When they are thoroughly dry, I will vacuum them.

My hub says the living room smells like a barbershop, but that is better than Febrez.

Barbasol to the rescue once again! 
Love that stuff!


Anonymous said...

lovely comfy looking old chairs

Artsy VaVa said...

I have never heard of using Barbasol to clean upholstery. Thanks for the tip! I'll try it. Have a great weekend.

Buttons said...

Nice haircut. B

A Quiet Corner said...

I never heard of using Barbasol...but I am going to remember it, for sure!!! Nice new "doo"...:)JP

NanaDiana said...

I have never heard that use of Barbarsol...that is the shaving cream my hubby uses. I will certainly try it when I have some upholstery that needs it. Thanks for the tip...AND....that looks like a great haircut- xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the cleaning tip! And what a nice fresh scent. Your hair looks cute....I would like to let mine grow out to look like that. I updated my blog this morning and mentioned you! Thanks with help with the ID! Hugs, Diane