A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Looking for a good BRAINNNNNNS recipe? Check out our Cooking Board!
Total Members: 308,729
Currently Running With Scissors:
590 Guests and 32 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / what to do with discarded bullet casings...?? on: January 07, 2014 09:37:29 AM
Manflesh hunts, a NRA member, snowshoes .
I am a vegetarian. tree hugger, beach bum.
Conflict? nah....'cause I craft!

As he shoots targets, I collect the spent casings off mother earth.
Add a plastic mannequin, some 'hunter orange' spray paint...and new wall hanging!
"guns don't kill people, bullets do"

(I can't figure out how to rotate pix...)
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Penny (too many) for your thoughts?? on: July 04, 2012 10:43:00 PM
]I DID IT...
All those fantastic coin ideas on the web... I took the plunge and did my own.
In the Bathroom. On the floor. Pretty simple and fairly cost effective.

Manflesh bought a needs-a-lot-of-work cabin in the Sierras....perfect for decorating experiments.

We put the call out for pennies (pre 1982 preferably..but that is another story) to friends. Everyone seems to have a change-drawer they were happy to be rid of...I shined and cleaned and sorted pennies for waaay tooo long.

The gross/ugly/70's linoleum would not budge..so I patio-painted over it and glued the individual coins (US and otherwise) on top (E6000)
Manflesh watched.
Sigh...sounds a lot kinkier then necessary.

Finally sealed the random placement with self-leveling resin. In stages. Many. Good thing it is a small space.
Manflesh brought out the portable fan. I enjoyed fumes.

Yeah...I know the resin is 'not designed for floor use'...but it is a CABIN for gawd sake....not a lot of daily use. 'Form over function' I say. An experiment.

The reset of the cabin needs work..but I am happy in the bathroom. Is there anything else really necessary??

C&C welcomed.
Complex How-to Details if you beg...

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / $5 oak/brass mirror on: November 15, 2011 10:13:54 PM
Found at a garage sale Sunday: Yeah I bartered down from $10
Oak frame with brass hooks and white balls....screamed 1970's.
I sure wished I took a "before" photo...but I was so dang excited to get started!
Try to recall the suggested description from your lost memory of once-fashionable household items

Pimped from stuff found on on my garage shelves...you've all been there. Discards
easy peasy- broken glass, marbles, typeset letters, grout
I sanded hooks, primed and painted; no extra $$ invested.
I am cheap

For the manfriend's "new" California Gold Country cabin. (think 100+ yrs old)
The place is full of pine and dark some-sorta-wood. Not exactly light-filled.
Time for a make-over, subtlety of course.
A cheery (ahem...cough...*cheesy*...cough ) re-do beyond necessary....

BTW Translation: "Please take off your clothes" (latin)

Do you have any idea how hard it is to photograph a mirror, especially with an iphone??
The dresser is not included....

To be installed this weekend. A quick turn-around.
g'head...tell me you loved the 1970 oak look and ya wanna kill me for this defacement....

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / smashed penny bracelet on: September 30, 2011 05:31:09 PM
I am sure this has been done many times before...but I wanted to share this rendition to add to the collective (un) consciousness.

I have a delightful man-friend....I'm too old for a "boy"-friend... and we have been collecting smashed pennies on our travels this past year. Kinda my prince-charm(ing)-bracelet.

One day I will grow-up.


5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / renewed car jacks--->coffee table on: September 25, 2011 05:37:43 PM
My friends dad passed recently. She sold his tools/gear from his car repair company. She allowed me a preview before the sale...yeah...tools!
In the corner, dusty and rusty were old car jacks.
I loved the 50's vibe. They could be 'useful'.
I brought 'em home, cleaned 'em, primed and spray painted 'em.

A few weeks later, another garage sale find...a 1"thick piece of glass for $20.
Popped that onto the car jacks and..viola'..my new coffee table!
I am so pleased with the transformation.

Gotta tell ya... I'm a loooong time lurker and eat all the crazy ideas here. Y'all are inspiring...otherwise, I never woulda considered this recycling opportunity!
C&C appreciated!!

Pages: [1]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Analyze a Poem
How to Interpret Handwriting
Leah Stewart Digs Into "The History of Us"
Hoda Kotb on Ten Years Later
Wahida Clark on the Thugs Series
Latest Blog Articles
Beware! Zombunnies!
April 1, 2015 Featured Projects
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Pape... RAAR grrr ugggh!!

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.