Sunday, March 4, 2012

DIY Remove sticker adhesive

     Hey guys! So today I'm going to show you how easy it is to remove stuck on adhesive from old stickers without the use of Goo Gone, or other commercial products.

First take your item with an icky old sticker on it and admire it in all of its sticky linty gloriousness.

I got this mirror from Salvation Army for $1.99 so its extra groody (groddy? groodie? does anyone actually use this word but me?) See the sticker remnants in the upper left hand corner?

Vegetable oil to the rescue! The most important thing to remember is you have to use very expensive, name brand, extra extra EXTRA virgin olive oil made for maintaining unicorn hair. This ensures that it is made with only the best and most exotic ingredients. Or you can use cheap-o Walmart brand oil like I did. 
(you can totally use any oil to break down the adhesive)

Put some oil on a paper towel, and apply a little (or a alot of) elbow grease. Once all the stickiness is gone, spray your glass or mirror with window cleaner and wipe clear with a paper towel.

All better! Isn't it amazing the wonders that a little vegetable oil and window cleaner can do for a dirty mirror and frame?

Last step: hang up your picture (or mirror in this case.. I carefully placed it so you can get a good view of my ceiling fan blade). I think I might eventually replace the mirror with a print or photo.
Sorry this photo is blurry/dark, taking photos is not one of my fortes.
See that cute print underneath the mirror? I found that at Salvation Army for $1.99 too, I love good deals!

Here's a picture of Fiona after eating some avocado to help you get through your day, don't you just love that little squishy face!
Here's to hoping someone is reading this asides from my mom!
Love you Mom!


  1. WOW what a great idea! The mirror is so pretty, with such an ornate frame, what a great find! I can't believe you got it for only $1.99 - I must go there!
    BTW - I'm supposed to be using extra extra extra virgin olive oil on my unicorns hair?? I had no idea! All this time I was using extra virgin coconut oil. Silly me.

    1. Thank goodness you read my post! I wouldn't want your unicorn's mane to have flyaways

  2. Fiona is so adorable in that picture!!! XOX

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    1. I like your profile pic, you look really pretty in it, and Fiona is gorgeous as usual.

    2. Why thank you, your profile picture is rather dashing!

    3. HAHAHA omgosh what IS my profile pic? ... is it a duck looking backwards or an odd letter B?

    4. Lol it's a B for Blogspot