I'm hoping to start doing more than 1 post a week going forward, now that I have finally graduated and have lots more free time! So, I'm going to dedicate those extra posts to my quickie projects that I usually try to squeeze into the bottom of my already long-winded finds or booth posts.
So, without further ado, here's my first quickie for you!
Start with one (preferably vintage) baby mattress.
I picked it up on the Indiana 38 Yard Sale Route last weekend for $2.
I knew I was onto something when I read 104 coils.
Next, take your utility knife.
I use a Kobalt snap off blade knife I got a Lowe's on sale recently.
I love that each blade you can easily snap off when It gets dull. Each strip has 8 blades.
They also had a pack of 25 strips on super sale, so I'll be stocked up for awhile.
Cut right down the center and across the top to expose the inside of the mattress.
Remove the vinyl outside.
Remove the polyfill like stuff.
Can you believe there was an almost straw-like layer? And babies slept on that!
Take your knife to start cutting that away too.
Each end had material that you might typically see covering a mattress.
It was connected with wire rings.
Use your wire cutters to remove the rings.
Now that everything is removed, admire your handiwork.
If your mattress coils are not already rusty like mine you can easily speed up the process.
1. spray bottle
2. distilled white vinegar
3. hydrogen peroxide
4. table salt
In a clean spray bottle put in 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1/8 cup vinegar, and 1 tsp of salt. Put on the lid and shake well. Spray onto the coils and watch the magic happen. Rinse off with a hose after.
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