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Camila vs the Oven!

  1. My Passport to Style says:

    Hi what a preeetty table! I wondered if you would like to exchange blog links with a fellow Style consultant from across the pond?Although I deal with Image not home's tee hee! Let me know if your interested over @ My Passport to Style.Sharon (UK) xx

  2. Liz @ It's Great To Be Home says:

    Your Lucy and Ricky analogy was perfect – I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I'm impressed you even decided to take on the oven – that would never have crossed my mind! I did a little post awhile back about getting rid of cigarette smell from furniture that might help: http://itsgreattobehome.net/2009/05/15/getting-cigarette-smoke-smell-out-of-wood/. And I also found this article about getting a smoke smell out of your house: http://www.doityourself.com/stry/homesomkeodor.

    Good luck!!!

  3. Katie says:

    Last time I tried self-cleaning I bailed! It scared me!!

  4. Dallas says:

    Yes! Straight up white wine vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray your fabric (it won't stain or spot) and lightly spray your walls/wipe down your walls. Then leave a bowl of the same stuff in your oven, microwave, on your counter, etc. to clean the air. Do this at night just before you go to bed so you don't have to be awake for the salad dressing smell. Don't worry, it will go away along with the burnt smell.

  5. Lavender and Lilies says:

    Open the windows. Also if you have curtains or any sort of fabric in those areas, you will need to air those out as well or you can try spraying them with something to eliminate the odor. Been there!

  6. Carrie says:

    I've tried self-cleaning and thankfully ours didn't end badly…I was very jumpy and paranoid the whole time it was on though.

    As for getting the smokey smell out, definitely open the windows. You might try charcoal – it absorbs odors. Some hardware stores might have little buckets of "odor absorbers" that you can stash in various places around your house. I can't remember the brand of them.

  7. Carrie says:


    Just found this! Sorry to post twice…but this was the kind of thing I was talking about. Really works!

  8. Laurie Jones says:

    Perhaps dinner at mom's house instead? (: I wish I had some helpful advice but hopefully just opening the windows might help! Good luck with dinner and the smell!

  9. Stephanie Sabbe says:

    that is hilarious, you are Lucy

  10. Bailey@ peppermintbliss says:

    I am literally dying laughing, that is SO Lucy! What a sweet fam to come help you…I am dreading my first big family hosting moment as a wife, I am sure I will literally burn down the house!

  11. J says:

    Simmer a cup of water mixed with a few tablespoons of baking soda for about 15 minutes. It takes care of cooking smells so hopefully it will work for this too!

  12. Marija says:

    I so wish that I had some advice! I just had to tell you that while it sucked, I'm sure, it makes for a really great story and you told it well. Perfect amount of images, for what it's worth 🙂


  13. Sarah says:

    Charcoal and baking soda are both natural odor-absorbers. A good airing-out will do wonders, too. Febreze or something similar would be good for fabrics. If I'm out of Febreze, sometimes I just sprinkle some baking soda, let it set, and then vacuum it off. Good luck!

  14. Jessica R says:

    This happened to me, not nearly as badly though. Febreeze Febreeze Febreeze! I recommend that you buy their air spray, fabric spray (1-2 bottles), and candles. That combination should do it. The fabric refresher spray in particular is a lifesaver!

  15. white wave design says:

    This sounds like something I would get myself into… I've been thinking of using the self clean option on my oven for about a month… don't think I will! hope you get rid of the smell before your guests arrive.

  16. Laura@JourneyChic says:

    Hah! no suggestions, but I did get a good laugh and am glad you're ok! I cleaned my oven for the first time a few months ago before having guests over, and I had to call my mom to ask for advice. Fortunately my experience was not nearly as traumatic as yours!

  17. Alluring Interiors says:

    Love that table-scape!

  18. LindsB says:

    oh no I am so sorry! That sounds like a massive headache for sure. I have no clue how to get the smell out- but I'm sure some of the other readers do- good luck hun!!

  19. Hello Lover... says:

    I won't lie, I'm very sorry this happened to you but it makes me laugh. This past year I decided I would host Thanksgiving -this was my first time hosting a holiday as we've only lived on our own for a year. I also had the genius idea to brine my turkey. Well I had a bag on the counter filled with gallons and gallons of water -went to put the 18 pound turkey in by myself, hit the edge of the bag and proceeded to dump a couple gallons of water along with lots of seasoning and herbs all over my kitchen floor. It probably actually counted as a flood. I do things like this all the time, and there is always the inevitable phone call, text, email to my husband that also starts out – please don't be mad, or do you want to hear something funny… (usually he won't think its funny). And I always think of us as Rickie and Lucy – my husbands name is really Rickie and I have red hair! Good luck with Easter and just remember there are plenty of us out there destroying our homes one holiday disaster at a time!

  20. Sara @ Russet Street Reno says:

    Oh, no! Why would they even put that function on an oven if this is what happens?? Yikes. It was a funny story though! ha

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