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1  Pink carpeted office needs help in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by melon_overlord on: June 02, 2009 01:39:38 PM
My boyfriend painted and decorated our entire house with beautiful earth tone colors.  But when I moved in nothing I owned matched so we threw it all in one room that has become our office.  He doesn't care that it doesn't match the rest of the house, and I suppose I don't either, I just wish the things within that room went together.  Ideas anyone?

I'm pretty much open to doing anything that's fairly inexpensive (paint, slip covers, window treatments).  The biggest challenge is that the carpet is pink and I don't want to spend the money to have it replaced.  Undecided

Here's some shots to give you an idea of what I'm working with...

From left to right:


Here's a get a panoramic one too:


Please help!
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2  Greek Sweater with Tutorial! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by melon_overlord on: October 29, 2005 12:55:08 PM
This a project I just finished for my brother's birthday.  It took waaay longer than I expected so he's going to get it late.  Sad 

Anyway, I bought this hoodie at Goodwill for $4.99:


It had a boothbay harbor logo.. which had to go.  I just used my stitch ripper and ripped the entire embroydery.  (NOTE:  If you do this, be careful of ripping holes in the fabric.. I sure did...)


I printed out the letters of his fraternaty the size I wanted them on the sweater


I cut them out and used them as pattern pieces.  I choose a tie for my letter fabric because I liked the look.


On the wrong side of the fabric I traced the letters in sharpie (my fabric was dark enough so that you couldn't see it on the other side) then cut them out


For some reason I did this step on the top of my laptop.. oops  Shocked


So basically after that I just pinned the letters on the sweater:


And sewed them all in place


I may have made this sound simple but it was a pain in the butt.  My brother better love it!!
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3  Two old shirts into something I will actually wear in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by melon_overlord on: October 22, 2005 08:27:17 PM
Somehow when both my brother and I moved out of the house,  I ended up with one of his shirts.  It definatly was something that I wasn't going to wear as is (the ends of the sleeves were stained) and he didn't care to have it back, so I thought I salvage it!

Here's the shirt before:


My other brother gave me this shirt a while back and I never wore it because it was far too unflattering:


So I took the sleeves from one, added them to the other sized it up a bit, and look what I ended up with!

TADA!

On me...

I'm quite happy with the results. 

And of course my roommate who put up with all the mess I made (who also happens to be sporting a shirt I altered):
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4  Pieced, frayed skirt with asymmetrical waistline in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by melon_overlord on: April 14, 2005 12:06:51 PM
A little while ago a ripped a huge hole in the crotch of my favorite jeans  Kiss (same as the ones below)



When it started to get warm out I decided to make a skirt out of it.  Being the lazy seamstress that I am, I made a pieced, frayed skirt.  That way I didn't have to finish any edges or cut fabric in anything other than rectangles!

Back view:




Front view:




on me




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5  striped cami in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by melon_overlord on: January 09, 2005 11:50:10 AM
This may seem like a waste (3 camis into 1) but the three were too small and I never wore them so I turned them into something I would wear.  ..and Im sure Ill do something with the scraps.

Before:


After:
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