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1  Simple thrift store project ---->signs in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Menkie on: November 30, 2009 01:08:16 PM
Pretty simple just an old painting from a thrift store and some wooden letters. Next time im going to use a sad clown picture Smiley



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2  Ottoman from nasty trash chair ((photo fatty)) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Menkie on: May 01, 2009 09:49:48 PM
So a dentist office next door to my work was throwing this out and since I really dont have space for another chair I decided to take it apart and make an ottoman so here ya go.I LOVE IT!!

close up of new fabric





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Thanks for looking guys! comments always appreciated
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3  Something a little fishy in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Menkie on: May 01, 2009 09:44:21 PM
Nothing special just playing me around. I dont know why but I just really wanted to paint a fishy skeleton. Didnt really turn out how I would have liked but oh well

I still kinda like it

Thanks for looking Smiley

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4  Spray paint, acrylic, and wall paint makes me happy in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Menkie on: April 13, 2009 11:13:39 AM
Not much to say about this just sorta playing around

thanks for looking
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5  Mixed media tree in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Menkie on: April 13, 2009 11:12:01 AM
I did this as a painting then I collaged old book pages over the tree and gave it a green wash.

comments always welcome

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6  Paintings done on old wall shelves in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Menkie on: April 13, 2009 11:10:05 AM
YIPPEE FOR TREES!!

These are about 4 feet tall and I did them to go in our bedroom to flank a window

I did them really messy because I just like the look of them better that way

comments always welcome

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7  Kitchen Re vamp finished for now in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by Menkie on: February 26, 2009 11:39:53 AM
Well Im happy with it for now.i already posted the finished wall color. on top of that I added black hardware to the cabinets(still thinking about painting them white)
bought a kitchen hutch for added storage and to use as a bar.(it holds all our shot glasses and things without them getting all dusty yippee!) and to cover the left wall which was completely empty. added my new vintage kitchen stool i refurbished recently.it still doesnt feel finshed but Im out of steam for now.plus Im, doing everything on the super cheap and im outta money

anyhoo thanks for looking









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8  Vintage kitchen stool Refurbished in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Menkie on: February 24, 2009 08:55:35 PM
I have been looking for one of these stools for a while and finally found one at a antique mall.so i cleaned it covered the original rubber step covers in plastic and painters tape and spray painted it like crazy no drips yippee.then I put a coat of black spray paint on the rubber steps and voila I FREAKING LOVE IT!!!

the purple is more pink then the pics show but here it is


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9  Earring holder from starbucks display in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Menkie on: February 19, 2009 12:57:19 PM
So i work next door to a starbucks and they were throwing this x mas display away so i took it homes and took it apart to find the base was perfect for earrings so voila
still trying to figure out what to do with the yarn balls though


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10  trash shelf = new dvd holder in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Menkie on: February 19, 2009 12:53:46 PM
same old story found in the trash sanded for what felt like forever a few coats of paint and here it is all shiny and new
thanks for looking
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