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1  Sweet Guest Room in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by blushingbluegrass on: January 17, 2016 12:13:37 PM
Hello, all! We've been incredibly busy and while I check in now and again to see what everyone is up to, I haven't had time to post anything! I thought I'd take a few minutes and post our guest room, having already posted our living room project where we laid new hardwood floors.

When we moved into this house, it was owned by a sweet elderly widower, whose wife had an affinity for ugly carpet and wallpaper border. Here is the before:

We stripped the wallpaper, ripped up the carpet to find existing hardwood floors and painted. I reoriented the room and sourced some sweet antique finds. The white cabinet needed to be completely stripped and repainted. When I stripped the hardware, I find some very cute Art Deco details.

I apologize for the photo quality. It's is showing and overcast here, and very hard to get good lighting.
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2  Re: Back to Hogwarts 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by blushingbluegrass on: October 04, 2014 11:27:08 AM
I received!! Avesthel sent a beautiful Hufflepuff-y package that was chock full of gorgeous things! Behold!

A slouchy Hufflepuff hat! I can't wait for it to get cold enough to wear...

A beautiful watercolor painting of my favorite spell.

A cute Hufflepuff zip pouch...

That housed this amazing pearl and crystal necklace to show my Hufflepuff pride even when surrounded by Muggles

She even made a necklace for me just like Luna's!

Thanks again, Avesthel! I hope you love everything I sent you as much as I love my package!
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3  Re: Harry Potter Box Swap - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by blushingbluegrass on: May 19, 2014 04:48:25 PM
I received!!! Check out my awesome spoils from the great milkeway!

Luna Lovegood's second wand

A Platform 9 3/4 hoop!

An adorable Polyjuice flask

A set of coasters from my favorite movie (4)

And my awesome box, also based on my favorite movie

Thanks again, milkeway! I hope you like your package as much as I like mine!!
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4  Our Living Room Gets a New Life! (With hardwood floors) in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by blushingbluegrass on: April 24, 2013 03:59:46 PM
When we bought our house, we bought from a very sweet elderly gentleman. The kind of sweet elderly gentleman who thinks that baby blue and pastel pink carpet are okay. Consequently, we have been saving up for hardware floors ever since.

For perspective, this is what our living room looked like when we moved in.

First we painted. We kept the same colors and just freshened them up, so I forgot to take pictures. Forgive me!

Next we took up all the carpet and cleaned the subfloor. (Side note: Carpet is gross!)

Next was the very long process of laying the floors


Then it was time to load in our furniture! We are both in love with vintage furniture, so our decor is a mix of hand-me-downs, thrift shop finds and auction bargains.

We are so thrilled with the results! I can say that it was a ton of work but totally worth it.

Next? The computer room and kitchen.....
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5  Re: Harry Potter Holiday ~ Beware Nargles in Your Mistletoe! in The Swap Gallery by blushingbluegrass on: December 14, 2012 02:53:47 PM
I also received from sugarmaestro

A super cute cauldron and a tiny little dragon! Thanks!

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6  Re: Harry Potter Holiday ~ Beware Nargles in Your Mistletoe! in The Swap Gallery by blushingbluegrass on: December 14, 2012 02:52:38 PM
I received!

First up from aluraceleste

So cute! I love my Luna specs!
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7  Re: Harry Potter Holiday ~ Beware Nargles in Your Mistletoe! in The Swap Gallery by blushingbluegrass on: November 28, 2012 02:15:33 PM
Prepare to pin away! Teag made me this amazing ornament... I squeed so hard and loud my neighbor came to check on me!!

And in its new home

Teag, I love it so much! Thanks again!!
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8  Truly OUTRAGEOUS! Jem Costume in Halloween Costumes by blushingbluegrass on: November 03, 2012 07:34:15 AM

For years, I have wanted to be Jem from Jem and the Holograms. I loved that show as a kid and have fond memories of jumping around, dancing and singing with it playing in the background.

This year, I made my dream a reality. It all started with a terrible pink dress I found on Ebay.

I still shiver when I see that picture. I shortened and de-ruffled it. Then I made the belt out of some silver vinyl and blue glitter glue. The earrings are cardboard and pink glitter, the shoes are some old heels I glitterfied with modge podge and pink glitter. I bought the industrial size bottle of pink glitter for this outfit, don't worry. The wig, I found on Ebay, and it is a surprisingly nice wig. Bonus: it was really easy to wear! No itchy head for me.

closeup of the earrings

and one more just because I like it....  Wink

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed my truly outrageous costume!
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9  Re: Keep Me Warm Round Two Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by blushingbluegrass on: February 20, 2012 05:35:28 PM
Here is my great package from unsuperb!

Thanks again for such a wonderful box o goodies  Kiss

cute little slippers

scarf, inspired by a pinterest post of mine

a mug, which she wrote a quote and drew the character from "Monster at the end of this book" on

and a cute mug rug

Thanks, again! I love it and the teas and coffee!
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10  Keep Me Warm Round Two (SU 1/15/12-1/22/12; SO 2/11/12 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by blushingbluegrass on: January 15, 2012 07:28:16 PM
GALLERY! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=403191.0

Swap name:
Keep Me Warm Swap Round Two

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: blushingbluegrass
Sign-up date range: 1/15/12-1/22/12
Date to send item by: 2/11/12

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? Nope

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES!
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

This swap will be a swap of items to keep us warm! Here is how it will work.

Each participant will send their partner items that fall into each of three categories, Hot Drink, Hot Drink Accessory, and Worn Accessory.

Hot Drink: We will be sending the monetary equivalent of one pound of gourmet coffee (about $10). This could be loose leaf tea, gourmet hot chocolate or coffee, or a soup mix. It is encouraged to buy local, but it is not required.

Hot Drink Accessory: This could be a reusable coffee sleeve, a mug cozy, chocolate dipped spoons, a mug, a bowl etc. This should be a crafted item.

Worn Accessory: This could be any worn item that is used to keep you warm. The possibilities are endless! This could be a scarf, mittens, hat, lip balm, socks, slippers, pajama pants, etc. This should be a crafted item.

The two crafted items should equal four points. The point requirements are as follows:

By Points
Large= 3 points
Medium=2 points
Small=1 point

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

DON'T FORGET to send your questionnaire to blushingbluegrass!
Questionnaire to answer:
Name of swap: Keep Me Warm Swap

Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):
Do you have any allergies?
Are there any allergens present in your house?

Link to wist, website, etc.:

What crafts would you like to receive?
What crafts can you make?
Favorite colors:
Least Favorite colors:
Any sizes that your partner would need to know:

What hot drink would you like to receive?
In this section, only answer questions that apply to the items you would like to receive:
What are your favorite flavors?
Coffee-ground or whole bean?
Tea-bagged or loose leaf?
Hot chocolate-milk or dark chocolate?
Favorite soup mix variety?

Anything else you would like your partner to know?

1. blushingbluegrass
2. missmlissa
3. kayrun
4. Miss Barbara
5. pseudo_pix
6. Lanysmiles
7. sarahelise
8. karwash
9. annigirl22
10. Unicornlasers     ** Welcome First Time Swapper!**
11. jasminewolverine
12. mama24boyz
13. crystallized_art
14. unsuperb
15. houlihan

Miss Barbara ------------------ sarahelise
pseudo_pix --------------------mama24boyz
houlihan ----------------------annigirl22
unicornlasers ------------------lanysmiles
missmlissa ---------------------crystallized_art
karwash----------> unsuperb ------> blushingbluegrass ---------> karwash
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