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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Backyard Climbing wall done! on: August 01, 2013 11:29:32 AM
I always thought it would be fun to have a climbing wall in the backyard Wink we used 4 sheets of pressure treated plywood and 2x4's , kept the height under 7 feet so there wasn't an issue with height/falling. Painted the wall and sealed it then we used the company atomic climbing holds for screw on holds and then used exterior grade screws for putting them on the wall Smiley

details to build the wall are here http://www.impatientlycrafty.com/2013/05/07/diy-backyard-climbing-wall/but just wanted to share my finished pictures as the tutorial is stupid long LOL! (oh the painting we did based off of just a silhouette of our city.. Seattle!)

if you do decide to build happy to answer any questions ;
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Goodwill shoes turned into glitter shoes.. and what NOT to do! on: November 30, 2012 01:10:38 PM
ok I saw the tutorials for glitter shoes on pinterest, and I jumped right in, except there are somethings I found out the hard way .. um.. #craftfail! that I thought i'd pass on  when making these shoes..
the end result I love, but I'd definitely do some different things the next time!





I have the tutorial and my craft fail info Smiley on my blog at - http://www.impatientlycrafty.com/2012/11/30/how-to-make-your-own-sassy-glitter-shoes-on-the-cheap-and-what-not-to-do/

would love to see if anyone else has done these and what tips/tricks or issues you may have run into.. anyone have an update on how these wear?
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / vinyl record and Old desk lamp into a ROCKIN' Desklamp on: November 30, 2012 01:06:09 PM
ok.. this is one of my most favorite projects, mostly because it was like 30 minutes from end to end for the reward of a completed project.

I got the desk lamp at goodwill for $3.50 (blue label day so it was 50% off!) and the record for $.99 at goodwill.. and turned it into:



http://www.impatientlycrafty.com/2012/11/24/tutorial-rockin-desk-lamp-upcycled-vinyl-record-old-desk-lamp-4-50/

I have a full tutorial at my blog.. but I'm already working on a crazy floor lamp with 5 record shades and a glitter base... Smiley teheheheh..

whatcha think? also.. wondering what the shade would look like spray painted.. hmmmm
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Old sail into new fun beach bag :) on: October 18, 2012 10:48:02 PM
Thanks! yes my usernames is very accurate this time of year Smiley LOL
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: image transfer with mod podge and clear top coat.. on: October 06, 2012 05:25:11 PM
how do you use the goof off? is it like the acetone application? haven't heard of that method,, I'll have to try Smiley
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / image transfer with mod podge and clear top coat.. on: October 06, 2012 09:57:20 AM
I think i own every book I could find on image transfer Wink for some reason I've always loved the idea of putting images on a variety of mediums...

I also love doing handmade/thoughtful gifts and when I saw those marble coasters with images on them for nearly $40 at a local boutique store, I knew I could make them.

I wont bore you with the detailed tutorial as i have that on my blog here.. but I wanted to share.. I love how they turned out Wink

http://impatientlycrafty.com/2012/02/28/tutorial-image-transfer-marble-tile-coasters/

but I used Mod podge as the transfer medium, lazer copied (toner lazer) images, then a krylon matte finish clear coat on top of botticino marble tiles.. i've given 4 sets of these now for gifts (with a variety of images). and each person just loves them!

here's some pics:



what do you think? anyone else do these? any other methods you've tried? I was thinking of using acetone next to see how that turns out. Smiley
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Jean Legs? on: October 05, 2012 08:41:39 PM
first thing that comes to mind for me is a wine back. with a cute ribbon, sew the cut edge for the bottom, put the wine in and then scrunch/tie the top of it (the finished part of the leg.. with a pretty ribbon and gift Wink
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Glass table top on: October 05, 2012 08:40:00 PM
trying to add on to the already great list Wink(

would it fit on your media table underneath your TV as an accent?
if it has color in it, can you put it against one of your windows like stained glass?
would likely be a great outdoor table top Smiley
use it on your kitchen counter with some mages/recipe's underneath it and it could be wher eyou put bread/fruit etc.. kind of an un work area on the kitchen counter

hope these help Wink
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Refinished Laminate counters to look like Granite for $28 on: October 05, 2012 07:07:22 PM
so I did this treatment on my sailboat galley, but it's just the same for a kitchen or bath counter. (I'm doing this in my bathroom counter as well Smiley)

basically, cover your hideous laminate with contact paper (yes, contact paper) granite look, then cover it with epoxy Wink

Detailed Tutorial on my blog Smiley but wanted to share the pic! I love, it, now I want to epoxy everything Wink

http://impatientlycrafty.com/2012/10/04/laminate-counter-makeover-for-28-with-epoxy-contact-paper-yes-i-really-just-said-that/

10  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Old sail into new fun beach bag :) on: October 05, 2012 01:52:13 PM
I have been seeing the awesome sail totes around and just couldn't justify spending over $100 for a bag when I can go to a local used marine store and buy a sail for a$45 and make 2-3 bags out of it.

this one I made using an old Yellow sail, used the sail name for the pocket and the $1.49.

I have a tutorial on my blog but here's the pic!




http://impatientlycrafty.com/2012/07/31/diy-upcycled-sail-into-beach-tote-with-pockets-and-coordinating-lining/
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