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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: old steamer trunk on: July 27, 2009 12:30:39 PM
so as soon as i replied this morning, i went out and tried lemon juice, tooth paste, and vinegar. the tooth paste didn't work, but the other two are starting to!!! i've been using lemon juice with ultra fine steel wool. its got the brown nasty junk looking pretty brassy and shiny! thanks for the suggestions!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: old steamer trunk on: July 27, 2009 09:03:00 AM
stripper wasn't working, even on the paint on the flat (well flattish, its covered in like bumps and such-- if that makes sense at all). i may try taking the toothpaste, baking soda, lemon, AND vinegar (i'll try all of them, until i find something) thanks for the suggestion!!! i will definitely be trying it out today.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: old steamer trunk on: July 13, 2009 06:02:50 PM
yours looks awesome! i'm not sure if  i'll be able to do that though, its a family heirloom kind of thing... i love yours though!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / old steamer trunk on: July 12, 2009 10:53:46 AM
My great-grandmother gave me a trunk that used to be her ex-mother-in-law's. Its a steamer trunk from at least 1914, but probably much older, the kind people immigrating to America used in the late 1800's to early 1900's. Its mostly tin, with wooden slats here and there and lots of hardware that is completely tarnished... All brown and yucky, especially the ornate corners and such. We tried like practically soaking it in chemical stripper and using steel wool, but it's long, hard work. Any ideas, other than just painting it or taking hours and hours and hours to sand it down? (My dad took almost thirty minutes just to get all the gunk and tarnish off the corner, and there are probably 30 of those decorative tin hardware pieces, not including hinges and latches.)
Anyways, I hope all this makes sense? Any suggestionson cleaning all the tarnish/getting off paint from raised tin-anything-would be great!! Thanks.
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: flowers on: March 31, 2009 08:12:47 AM
honestly I have no idea. It was in a field. I live in central Viginia in the USA if anyone is up to snuff on their wildflowers!
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / flowers on: March 29, 2009 06:08:10 PM
i took these pictures this weekend. I messed around with them on PS and loveddd them. Feedback? There's more, but these are the only ones I've done so far.



7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Fun Baby's Room! (with pics) on: January 16, 2009 04:03:41 PM
i want that room, and i'm 18!!! its gorgeous. i'm sure she will really appreeciate all you hard work when she's old enough.
and with the mirror hanging discussion... i am a huge fan of command strips. they're great for dorm room where you cant put holes in the wall, and if you dont want to screw up the paint again, they work really well and don't leave marks. they sell the strips along with small hanging hooks (which i use to hang all my long necklaces so they dont get tangled)... just an idea. they can hold a good weight.
but anywyas, great room. i love it!
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / ttv on: December 31, 2008 06:08:21 PM
i took these ttv pictures today. it was so cold and windy out but i stuck it out. next time i should wear gloves and a hat!! i used a kodak duaflex and a nikon d40.


9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bangles. And More. Resin. Of Course. on: November 20, 2008 10:48:45 AM
your work never ceases to amaze me. i love all of them.
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: altered Altoids Tin FIRST AID KIT...10/22-10/29 wanna play doctor on: October 26, 2008 06:56:15 AM
when do we get our partners?!?!
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