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11  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Circus Wagon Altered Altoid Tin on: June 15, 2011 11:11:58 AM
Brilliant!  It looks as though it will take off into the sunset at any moment.  Cheesy
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Granny Square Throw Blanket on: June 15, 2011 11:10:55 AM
THIS is the way to do granny squares.  Well done, you!
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: My new sewing chair on: May 31, 2011 04:40:25 PM
I LOVE this!  Great job! 
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Milk Crate Boxspring on: May 28, 2011 06:26:34 PM
Genius idea!  Bookmarked.
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Dia de los Muertos Matchbox on: May 11, 2011 09:43:11 AM
This Rocks in no small amount. I love the teensy altar.
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My husband cheated on me so I moved to Greece . . .(room redo) on: May 04, 2011 08:11:34 AM
Thanks for all the well-wishes and great feedback everyone!   Cheesy
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My husband cheated on me so I moved to Greece . . .(room redo) on: May 02, 2011 06:31:15 PM
So, OK, I didn't really move to Greece.  But Le Bastard really did cheat on me, and psychologically abuse me, and neglect my children, for several years.  Last summer, I left--and we're safe, and free!  I'm free!  And so, I decided to do my new room in the happiest, most exuberant style possible--the Greek Isles.  I've never been there, so my only exposure--admittedly a fairly silly one--is thru the movie Mamma Mia!  The whole room came together with odds and ends and some new paint for around $270.

Below is a view of the bed.  I bought the full-size spread for a song at a thrift store before the divorce, intending to sell it.  Funny how things work out. Wink The end tables are thrifted and painted, and the headboard is my parents' old front door.  I literally decided on paint colors by freeze framing Mamma Mia during scenes in Donna and Sophie's bedrooms.  Amazingly, the "footboard" is a storage bench that I found at Salvation Army in a matching shade of turquoise.  


These three pillows I stitched together from fabric stash and some old doilies my great-grandmother made/embroidered.  (The blue peacock pillows are actually shams.) They're very suzani-esque, no?


Harder to see, this is the wall opposite the bed.  The dresser was a hand-me-down, as was the lamp.  I had the bird hooks, face vase, and the rest.  The green chair in the corner?  I found it on the curb!


A better view:


My mother made a shade out of scrap fabric:


Now this one I'm proud of.  I built this desk--it's really tiny but that's what I needed.  The left side is an old nightstand that belonged to my grandmother.  I purchased about $35 worth of lumber and hardware, then painted it to match the other parts of the room--same thing with the chair, the seat of which I covered with an old shirt.


There was a big blank spot by the bookshelves, and I had this fabulous mirror, so naturally . . .


I needed a pendant lamp in the corner (it's weirdly a dark room for having so big a window), and transformed this cheap Ikea paper lamp with doily stencils and blue spray paint:


The window holds various items including some succulents.  Everything else was previously thrifted.



And finally, the bathroom, which ties in with the bedroom but has a slightly tropical feel.  i always feel like I'm swimming in a margarita in there--perfect.


View from the bathroom into the bedroom.  You can't really see it, but there's a pedestal sink and no cabinets. That thing hanging above the sink is what I improvised to get some "counter space' for makeup and such; it's two dollar-spot metal office trays wired together.


The room is still a work in progress, so updates will follow.  And yes--every morning, I wake up happy. Smiley



18  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 61 ENTRIES / Re: Dinner Dice on: April 05, 2011 06:35:07 PM
This ROCKS!  Sheer brilliance.
19  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Four-way satin evening gown for 11" teen dolls with matching knickers on: December 28, 2010 10:16:25 AM
This is an utterly fabulous post.  I agree about the knowing smirks!  You did a beautiful job on the dresses, and I'm sure they blessed quite a few girlies. 
20  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Mistletoe Monster on: December 09, 2010 06:56:16 PM
I would totally buy this.  Wisted!  love love love
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