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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Keys + Ikea = Dressed-Up Dresser! on: October 14, 2013 07:48:53 PM
I found these beautiful over-sized and ornate keys at Michaelss craft store for $1.50 a piece. I had no idea how to use them, until I realized I wanted to change up my Ikea Malm dresser again. I used acrylic paint for color and mod podge to seal it. The keys were painted with Liquitex black Basics acrylic paint and glued to the drawer faces with E600 glue. What made me happiest, despite the simplicity of it, was the use of 3M painter's tape to make the lovely and crisp lines around the edges. Super happy with this antique yet modern looking piece for my bedroom Smiley



http://chubbyriceball.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/the-key-to-a-dressed-up-ikea-dresser/
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Galaxy/Nebula Tank Top {pic heavy} on: September 08, 2013 01:46:14 PM
This is absolutely beautiful! What a lovely galaxy you have created Smiley
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / City Subway Maps Canvas Art - NYC/Philly/DC on: September 01, 2013 08:26:21 PM
My newest art project and my proudest to date! I have moved to a new town to accept a fantastic job offer. However, I have never lived by myself and wanted pieces of decoration that reminded me of home.  Grin Where is home? I grew up in Queens, New York City all the way to high school. Then, I attended university in Philadelphia. Throughout the duration of my college career, I would visit my parents in NYC and also take a bus to DC to see my sister and brother-in-law.

I used the subway maps for NY, Philly, and DC that I used to travel through the cities to get to my destinations to see family and friends as the material for the following pieces of art. I decided to use each map to display the nickname of each city.  Wink



NYC = The Big Apple
Philly = The City of Brotherly Love
DC = The Capital of the World

The canvas background was painted with two tones of acrylic paint overlayed with sponge brushes. I also used stencils for the text and mod podge to seal the maps onto the canvases.

For more details on inspiration on how I made this project, please check out my blog:
http://chubbyriceball.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/diy-project-canvas-map-art/

Thanks for viewing and enjoy!  Smiley
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Super Easy Jewelry and Nailpolish Displays on: July 21, 2013 08:21:42 PM
I love simple projects that help me organize my own mess, while still looking cute!

I wanted to display my nailpolish collection so that I would see it often and use them more. Also, I think they are so colorful! Again, I got some candlestands and plates and attached them with glue for an easy DIY project. I followed another YouTube tutorial by anneorshine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myLKMrxkSeQ



http://chubbyriceball.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/easy-cheap-fast-diy-display-stand/

Also, I decided to make a stand using this youtube tutorial by BeautySplurge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uSZH3IyULQ

I really wanted a way to display and hang my jewelry that could not fit anywhere else.  I actually got a hot dog holder from target to hang my bracelets and store smaller pieces within it! Also, I got a candlestand and little plate from the dollar store and glued it together with E600.



http://chubbyriceball.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/diy-jewelry-stand/

Super happy how easy and useful these items are!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mario & Luigi Pillows on: July 21, 2013 08:06:26 PM
These are adorable! I love the fabric you chose for each character Smiley
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Mod Podge Magic: Nightstand & Ikea Malm Dresser on: July 21, 2013 08:05:43 PM
I recently graduated and moved out to another state for a job. I wanted my new place to reflect my colorful and quirky sense of style, but I didn't want to break the bank starting out. So, I decided to give a few old pieces I had from college a face lift with the help of Mod Podge, paint, and some scrapbook paper and/or fabric!

I don't really like matchy-matchy so much, so these two items don't look like they belong to gether hahaha.  Cheesy

First, the night stand!



http://chubbyriceball.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/mod-podge-magic-the-nightstand/

And then, the dresser!



http://chubbyriceball.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/mod-podge-magic-the-dresser/

Overall, I'm really happy the way they turned out Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Floral Granny Dress Turned Cute! on: October 18, 2011 08:19:10 PM
A basic reconstruction story where baggy, old grandma like dress turns into an adorable short dress for the fall with a few cuts & hems. Paired with a flowery belt  Grin

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pink Ruffle Dress on: July 06, 2011 08:34:41 PM
Super cute and the color is so pretty!  Grin
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Robot Dress on: July 06, 2011 08:33:49 PM
The colors and patterns on your fabric are so beautiful together! And the outfit is tailored so nicely! I absolutely love your robot out fit Cheesy
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sweet-heart Dress form Army Green Jeans & Sewing Scraps! on: June 29, 2011 07:35:25 PM
I had lost a little bit of weight since last year, and my favorite pair of army green pants got A) too loose on me and B) had inconvient holes in the thigh area  Roll Eyes

I got inspired to make a fitted sweet-heart bodice with the pants material since it was sturdy enough yet stretchy. It looked a bit too plain so I added a slip and a layered ruffle skirt on the bottom. Any leftover from the quilting scraps I used to make some funky straps, line the neckline, and handsew a yo-yo to cover up the part of the bodice neck I couldn't cover XD







It's all relatively stretchy, so I didn't add a zipper (though one would have probably been a good idea haha).
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