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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: One dumpster dived table and a bunch of paint.....yay (pic middy) on: November 20, 2012 06:19:38 AM
Thank you! I am obsessed with galaxy colors and all that jazz. I mean sooooo  totally obsessed. I have no idea why the colors and swirls just call to me.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / One dumpster dived table and a bunch of paint.....yay (pic middy) on: November 19, 2012 04:55:55 AM
So my Hubby got this table from the dumpster two years ago. I finally got around to making it mine. I painted it to match the new kitty bed I got a few weeks ago. I sanded it down a little. I ran out of sanding time as my front door was being replaced and this was my art therapy as they shook and destroyed my place hehe. So it's not perfectly perfect but it's much more my style now.

Before and After


Before


First Coat


Midgame Mess


Close Up



Ohhhhhh an action shot. Love mah Greyson kitty.


--meow
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Love Potion Lotion Bars YUMM! (pix a bit) on: August 29, 2012 04:15:11 AM
Sounds awesome, but I do not know that I have ever heard of lotion bars! Can someone please explain??


Ok you got lotion in a bottle and it squirts, drips, spreads and so forth. It is thin or thick usually comes in a bottle. Then you got the body butters which are a little thicker than a lotion and more emollient.They usually come in a jar not a bottle. Now a lotion bar is a product made with a wax (beeswax for non vegans) and coconut oil which is solid at 77 degrees. You can plop this into a soap container and take it flying and no worries about TSA's liquid requirements. The beeswax keeps it hard like a bar of soap and you rub it between your hands to warm up the butters and spread it on your skin. It is SUPER moisturizing. I have SUPER dry skin so I like things that are "slip and fall on the kitchen floor" silky. It is less messy than a butter or lotion and you can use it to help exfoliate a little, like on elbows and heels. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any more questions.


 ~~ kitty
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Starbucks Backsplash on: July 17, 2012 01:20:53 AM
Oh how thee failured. This is turning into a Saga of me versus the kitchen. I went to clean the wall and sheets of paint came off.




So now I have to figure out how I am going to deal with this mess. The back splash is recovered just need to clean up some rogue adhesive and put more sealant on it but the wall....well I am not sure how we are going to deal. We might just spray adhesive over the whole boat and slap the back splash back up and call it done.
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Love Potion Lotion Bars YUMM! (pix a bit) on: July 14, 2012 08:22:08 AM
It's been a while since I made any lotion since I have a huge bottle of massage therapists base. I got a whole gallon free from a lady who was opposed to using Arnica. Long story but this isn't the endangered plant but hey it's your $100 bucks down the drain.  I use it often but wanted a thick heavily scented delight for those days I just wanna really feel pampered. The oil, called love potion smells like heaven, incense ashes and just yum. I know you say ashes? Yah kinda in a vampire been in the dirt kinda way. Hard to describe but amazing.

My ghetto set up. Hey in 500sq feet you don't have the space to store all sorts of double boilers and molds. So I improvise and use empty bottles and my stainless cookware.



Poured into my molds



One for now and three for later stored in the fridge.




Recipe
4 ounces shaved beeswax
6 ounces coconut oil
2 ounces EVOO
8 ounces shea butter
25 drops scent

Method
Put items 1-3 in a double boiler once melted add the shea butter and heat just until it melts. Remove small pan from water bath and stir in scent. Pour into molds and let set up. Freezer takes 15 mins. Fridge an hr or so and on the counter overnight.

6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Fullmoon's Adventures with Laundry Detergent! on: July 14, 2012 05:05:26 AM
I wanted to add we use white vinegar in our laundry as well. No static cling in winter and super soft clothes. I cannot use ANY detergent. Fels is like hell on earth for me. I've been using borax/laundry soap with and without added homemade soap for about 9+ years consistently. I also wear a ton of black and there is like NO fading when you don't use harsh chemicals on your clothes. One may argue washing soda and borax are harsh but my skin and body do not recognize them as such. As a person who's allergy med comes in quarts and she drinks two a month I am so happy with this combo! An added bonus bugs hate borax. Being an apartment dweller we get bad neighbors and then bugs. Never in our clothes or on our beds because of the borax as confirmed by an exterminator.
7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DDs dress and matching hair (added pictures of the different colors shes had) on: July 14, 2012 04:54:32 AM
LOVE the cut and color of the first pic and the dress is amazing!!!!! I love asymmetrical bobs. Mine is mostly symmetrical right now due to my lovely fat face(thank you medications from hell). Once I thin back down some I want to be a little more dramatic like hers. Her hair is kinda the reverse of how I use to do mine for a bit love it. I might try dark up front and purple out back next time. Awesome!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / up-cycled trash and new computer desk. (pix a bit) on: July 13, 2012 10:13:30 PM
This was my desk this morning, complete with lazy cat. EWWWWWW. Unfinished wood on top of four old tubs from Rite Aid. It was a mess and very depressing.


Mr. Kitty said build your own desk, builds character. Challenge accepted, mission accomplished.

So I ditched two of the tubs, the empty ones and grabbed a piece of scrap beat up wood. I restained the wood and put some light sealant on it and covered the tubs with a velvet throw. I needed more space so I got a little table I refurbished last year and put a few coats of sealant on it and viola. New desk with some NiN decoupage to boot lol. I took two of the drawers out the open space seems better.



NiN Decoupage

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Starbucks Backsplash on: July 13, 2012 10:02:07 PM
Hubby was under the impression I was fixing these and placing them back where they were. Oh boy. Well I got the one over the sink done. The big one will have to wait until I have a nap....He did help. He caulked that makes kitty happy.

10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Show Off Your Hair--Dyed, Cut, or Styled by Yourself! on: July 13, 2012 02:09:01 AM
Cut and style by me last year. Color is copper.


Now Color 07/12


After a few weeks in the sun and water, cut/style by me as well 07/12



Strange month, opted for a strange color 2011


Partial Pink in 2010


Blonde sometimes 2011


Was real sick losing lots of hair, so I was bleaching and tweaking alot. 2009



I do not let stylists near my hair, if they manage to do what I want it costs me over $200 bucks. I'd rather the joy of butchering, bleaching and dying my locks myself at a cost of $.7.92+ tax a pop. So I haven't had a real hair cut since I cut 30 some inches off in 2008 when I started losing it during my sick and dying phase.
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