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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Living Room Make over including Fireplace... on: October 27, 2011 01:24:59 PM
Hello, here is what i have been working on the past week... my living room was due for a make over, since we hadn't done anything to it since we moved in.  I am very very happy with it.  The green is the same green as my kitchen...
C and C welcomed!



I wanted to add a pic of the curtains... I picked up 2 sets of these curtains second hand for really cheap.. in the beginning my original plan was for them to be in my bedroom, but i put a set up next to my kitchen green for my patio doors and loved it soo much i decided on painting my living room the same color.. These curtains started the whole make over! It's so funny how things work! Wink

This is the link to my kitchen make over..
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380446.0

This pic represents the color the best.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wall art sign Bon Appétit! craquelé effect on: June 11, 2011 06:31:41 PM
I love this!! And it seems so easy, question though? do you absolutely have to use primer on the bottom layer, or could you prime, paint, glue paint??
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / old brass lamp, to new updated lamp! on: May 19, 2011 04:58:35 PM
So i picked up a set of free lamps off kijiji.ca (its like craigslist, but Canadian).  They were awful, but i really need some new lamps for my living room.. so said what the heck.. Wink  Then, I found an online article about painted yellow lamps similar to these (I can't put my hand on the article right now....) So that's what I did.  I did 2 coats of primer, and 2 coats of paint, then 2 coats of high gloss clear spray paint.  I love them.. I will be picking up drum shades for them eventually, I ended up picking up these shades because I couldn't find a right size drum shade without paying too much (imo), I like these ones just the same...but I was so happy with them, I wanted to post them right away. Cheesy
Before:
I've uploaded a new pic of them in my newly decorated living room!

After:

Thanks for checking them out! Smiley

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My Kitchen Make Over, dark to bright! on: May 15, 2011 04:18:59 AM
I agreed.  It was just too much dark for the small little kitchen it is... its funny because they say kitchen and bathrooms sell houses... but both are small here... but i'm not a big cook, so its enough room for what i do... the bathroom is the same...we have a huge finished basement, and 3 bedrooms up stairs...and the potential for 2 more downstairs..so thats what sold us on the us... that and a huge back yard! Cheesy
Thanks for the great comments!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My Kitchen Make Over, dark to bright! on: May 14, 2011 05:37:36 PM
So we bought our house almost a year ago... and it had a very country feel...and I'm more of a modern day girl! Cheesy
So I've been planning this for a while...
The cupboards took 2 coats of b-i-n and 2-3 coats of bright white paint! Cheesy
I was so nervous that i sat on the paint for a few days before i started it, but i then said screw it and went for it!
It's exactly how I wanted it to look, and i'm so happy with it.  
I bought new handles, but couldn't afford new hinges too, so i spray painted them... i think they look alright (considering).. Wink
Just a few things I learned along the way... B-I-N is so much better than latex primer!! I completely recommend it, it covered the dark so well!
Also, if you're buying new handles..if you want to save time, buy handles that the are same length as the ones you already have.. mine weren't..and it took a bit longer, because i had to fill holes, and drill new ones.. but considering i got these $1 a piece on eBay (can i put that on here?) It was worth the extra step.  
It took me almost 2 weeks to complete this project, i have young children, so i could only work on it in the evenings or nap time... I'm sure I could have gotten it done sooner... but there were a few days I didn't even touch it... Tongue
One more thing: I took off the cupboard that was right next to the window on the wall... I didn't like where it was...it didn't line up with the bottom cupboards, and i found it just didn't look right... I dont really miss the cupboard space...and it was an extra spot for wall art! Smiley It was a win-win!



Thanks to everyone with the amazing comments! Cheesy My next step is replacing countertops!  Which is going to start in a few weeks.. I will upload New pictures when it's done, i'm so excited!! Cheesy
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Red and Blue Pirate-y Quilt for my nephew (My first) on: June 22, 2008 07:30:19 PM
Wow, i love it!  My fav part is the stripes! Smiley  Isn't it so much easier putting fleece on the back, and skipping the batting! Smiley
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Kitchen Makeover, 15$! on: June 22, 2008 07:22:31 PM
Yeah, the only problem I've had so far, and my hubby did it first, and then i did it, we accidentally melted a part of the covering.. so i just cut the burnt part out, and covered it up, good as new! Wink  Just a little warning i thought i should mention..haha.. but I'm sure most of you are smarter than us to put a hot pan on directly on the counter.. haha
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: 2 summer tops! Super easy to make! on: June 15, 2008 10:26:13 AM
oh my gosh thanks for all the great comments!! Cheesy  I love them all!
Tips, well with the elastic i decided to put it under the bust just to give the shirt a bit more shape.  I left the elastic side of the sleeves raw, you cant really even tell.
No Pattern, it really is just a tube top with sleeves, i should have taken a picture of the back, but it looks like the front but without the elastic (the elastic also helps determine which is front and back for the green one)  The black one has a panel added for the bust, and it was really just measure by putting the fabric over my chest..haha
i would say the "straps" are about 6 inches wide give or take. 
The only problem i really did have was making sure the straps were the right length, i had to do it twice, so my final tip is if you think the straps are good, minus about 1 inch-1.5 inches more, because the stretch makes it droop a bit too much over the bust.  I hope all that makes sense! Smiley  Any more questions ask away! Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / 2 summer tops! Super easy to make! on: June 14, 2008 03:49:09 PM

Hey Guys, i've made 2 shirts in the past couple of days.  They are so pretty, and so easy to make, they are honestly tube tops with straps, and i used elastics for the rouching.  I picked up the fabrics at walmart for 1.97/yard. 
If you have any questions ask away, and all comments welcomed!






~melis
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Kitchen Makeover, 15$! on: June 12, 2008 12:15:58 PM
It was regular stain, and it was kind of tricky, but it still looks good 2 weeks later... its a regular stain, i put it on kind of thick, and the tricky part is making it evenly distributed, and watching the bottom because it'll gather and drip...

Feel free to ask more questions! Smiley
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