Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mystery solved

I am very impressed. There were some very good guessers out there which makes me wonder if it's from experience or it was an easy challenge. But either way, thanks for playing along.

I must award points to Nicole, Beth, Leanne, and Kathy. Anonymous gets half a point for guessing pizza, but it was not moldy. (Who the heck would guess that? Probably my husband.) It was just a really hot slice of pizza on a paper plate. Nicole hit it right on so maybe I'll give her the second prize as well. ((virtual hug!)) I am not sure what the rest of you can do with your points. Maybe one day I will give out actual prizes or a giveaway, but until then you'll have to be content with worthless, meaningless, pretend points.

I searched the internet in hopes for a good solution to this heat mark. There were some really quirky ones, but I decided to choose the one that made the least amount of sense. (That makes a lot of sense, huh?)

I placed a white t-shirt over the mark and put my clothes iron (set to high) over the t-shirt. I first tried pushing the steam button and rubbing over the t-shirt for a minute or so. I checked to see what progress if any it was making and it looked like I had made it worse. I didn't panic because I had my backup plan thanks to Beth - put a towel over it. I'm all about covering up stains and marks and I've had a bit of practice thanks to my 3 boys and a dog who likes to eat garbage when we leave. (Sorry Leanne, that's going to have to go on the negative side of your dog list.)

I decided to stop using the steam button and just rub over it with it set to high for another minute or so. I checked again and it now it was not just the pizza heat mark, but the area surrounding the pizza was heat stained as well. Crap.

At this point I am considering trashing the whole thing, but I figured how much worse can I make it if I go over the entire top of the table. So I laid the shirt over the entire table and began ironing the whole surface for another minute. When I looked under and the steam began to fade it started to look a lot more uniform. I dried it off and applied Method's wood cleaner which has the most wonderful almond smell to it, and it looks like nothing ever happened to it.


Here is the before:
And here is the after:

We're eating cold pizza from now on.

Tackle It Tuesday Meme


  1. yay! i love my pretend points and virtual hug!

    not from experience...just a mom of all boys (plus husband) thinking about what could possibly go wrong with a seemingly-innocent dinner.

    BTW, unless i missed it somewhere, who did this?

  2. Yippee! I love geting pretend points. How pathetic is that?

    Glad the mark came out, who would have thought you remove a heat mark with heat? Is it just me or is that weird?

    And, yeah? Who gets the blame for this one?

  3. Whew, I'm glad you were able to fix it! As leanne said, I never would have thought to remove a heat mark with heat, but it sounds like you found a good solution!


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