I’ve noticed a common theme in the apartments where we’ve lived so far: they smell funny. Whether it’s accumulated scents of several families’ cooking, unventilated paint touch-ups, or something else altogether I don’t know for sure. Do I want to know? Doubt it.
I just want to move forward. Bake my own bread and cookies, light my own candles, air-dry my own laundry draped over doors and curtain rods (yes, I do this) and make the place mine. But recently on Young House Love I saw a potentially sweet-smelling idea I wanted to try. Here’s the link to John & Sherry’s project.
It requires only a few items, some of which you may already have lying aimlessly about.
We already had the bottle, leftover from a bout of homemade vanilla making. (I recommend that!) I bought the kabobs for $1 and the scent oil for $2. If this works, I’ll probably spring for a real essential oil next time, but this is the tester.
First I plopped some sticks in the bottle to see how I liked the look, and I quickly realized I was going to want to follow YHL’s advice to snip them shorter with wire cutters.
Doesn’t the long version look kind of evil and spearish? (Especially with the flash-induced shadows in the backgound; I haven’t figured out what it is yet but my camera has a hard time focusing even with full light in the kitchen/dining area, so I have to use the flash.)
Anyway, this “project” is incredibly simple and self-explanatory, so I won’t belabor the details. Here’s the finished product:
It only remains to see how things smell tomorrow. A noticeable difference or an insignificant wisp of scent? We shall see….