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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / my dog is blue, like my new garden chair on: August 11, 2009 10:37:59 AM
Hello!
Since my mom rules the roost in my household and always demands that my frugal and packrat dad throw out old stuff, I decided to assist my dad in a personal rebellion. My mom remodeled my room into an inferno of yellow while I was away at college, and mandated that my dad get rid of my desk and what he calls a "perfectly good desk chair" that my mom said "didn't match the decor." My brave father finally stood up to her tyranny and saved the chair in his shed. For father's day, I decided to renovate it into a garden chair - the garden is HIS turf. Here's the final project, details on production to follow:



It's definitely a little odd looking, but I started out wanting to make it really sloppy and natural. I threw a party and had my friends dye white enamel paint with blueberries, leaves, etc - some added gross stuff like ketchup and mustard, but I couldn't fault them since all I managed to originally find was white paint. We threw dirt and leaves on it, but it ended up looking ridiculously hideous. Also, my dog somehow smelled blueberries and ATE THEM OFF THE CHAIR, dying her entire face blue from the paint. It was enamel, so it didn't come off with nail polish remover, soap and water, acetone, baby oil... nothing! I ended up having to delicately trim the blue off. But that's besides the point.

So it looked hideous and I painstakingly stripped it down, deciding eventually to contrast the crazy outdoorsy look with pure white on the seat... kind of a metaphorical indoor/outdoor thing. And this is what I got! I sort of like it, but I think it's mostly just a cool idea that could be improved upon dramatically, and certainly by you guys. Any ideas?

ps. I lined the wild looking central part in rice using caulking... doesn't it look just like a continent?
pps. here she is:

2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Trash to Treasure fun with lightbulbs! ****Warning: HUGE!!!**** on: May 19, 2009 05:06:06 PM
you are... inspiring. i am sort of speechless.
3  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Matcha steam roll (Vegan friendly) on: May 05, 2009 07:36:49 AM
ooh, NICE! that looks delicious! i'm vegan and i can't wait to be back in my kitchen again so i can make lovely creations such as this. the picture looks cool too!
anyway, how much pumpkin did you add/do you recommend? i looked at the recipe and it didn't say, or else i'm a space head.

thanks!
4  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: soft herb rolls (pic heavy) on: April 14, 2009 05:29:52 PM
and cute!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Circles to Squares Afghan on: March 15, 2009 10:41:23 PM
are you JOKING this is amazing!!!! i absolutely love it, if i were a bug i would totally snuggle up in that rug.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Maybe cheesy? on: March 15, 2009 10:39:10 PM
the dress, the dress!!! skirt is too long for you, but i love that creative second style.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Pink and Black crochet Bikini on: January 29, 2009 07:59:32 PM
SO HILARIOUS i love it
8  COOKING / Dessert / Re: mum's christmas cake on: December 23, 2008 10:42:05 AM
teach em young... do not eat yellow snow!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Toddler Crayon Roll (Image Heavy) on: December 12, 2008 06:15:16 PM
oh wow, so cute!! makes me want to color. or crochet.
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Photo dump (pics galore!) on: December 10, 2008 09:30:08 AM
fantastic!
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