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41  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Finished Fixing Mom's Flamingo on: June 02, 2014 07:39:53 PM
My mom passed away in November last year. She wanted us to wait until we could all be together, in the spring, to spread her ashes (my husband is in the military and his CO wouldn't let him come home before she passed). So we got together in April to take care of her one last time. One of the things we brought back from our trip home was a heavy stone flamingo that belonged to my mom. It was a little rough looking. having spent at least one Iowa winter outside and several Iowa summers baking outside in the heat.


That one winter it sat outdoors for is what helped to break it's neck. Luckily for me, there is some kind of rebar inside the neck, so everything held together in the bed of the truck on the way back here.

I used a Walgreens knock off of Gorilla Glue, which I was very happy with. The Python Glue is actually thinner and less "foamy" than the Gorilla brand. A couple applications inside the crack was enough to secure the break, but it wasn't enough to disguise it.

For that, I needed to make a couple thin clay collars for it from Sculpey. And since it's oven bake clay, I had to breal down and buy an embossing/heat gun to cure it.


Then I did a quick and dirty paint job on it to set my base colors: just a bright pink for the body and a hunter green for the base. I didn't do any detail work with it. It was just two cans of spray paint.

I painted everything else by brush last night with other colors for the details.




I think my mom would approve of this. I had asked her once before if she'd let me fix it for her and she said no at the time. Now, you've got to get right up on it to see where the thickness and smoothness of the neck changes where the clay and the stone come together.
42  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Big Bang Theory on: May 24, 2014 06:40:45 AM
LOVE IT! ***Rocks***

I'm putting this on Geek Crafts. Smiley Any chance for a pattern?
43  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Monster High Custom- Daryl Dixon on: May 17, 2014 05:47:57 AM
OMG, he's WONDERFUL!

***Rocks!***

I'm putting this on Geek Crafts right now! Smiley
44  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Release the KRAKEN!!!! Bathroom redo on: May 17, 2014 05:40:50 AM
ROCKS! This is going on Geek Crafts!
45  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Doctor Who lawn gnome on: May 10, 2014 12:47:27 PM
Love this! ***Rocks!*** Going to add him to Greek Crafts today. Smiley
46  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Superhero Bra on: May 03, 2014 07:22:04 PM
I  love this!!!! I am so putting this on Geek Crafts right now for my Saturday entry! Smiley

47  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Oregon Trail & Back to the Future Hoops on: April 01, 2014 06:51:40 PM
OMG those are so great! ***Rocks!***

BTW, I always loved Oregon Trail....I'm so glad you did it in green thread on black cloth. Smiley
48  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Button Hoopla on: March 22, 2014 03:55:55 PM
That is such a cool idea for a hoop! Very original!! Smiley

***Rocks***
49  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Alaska themed earrings on: January 29, 2014 12:53:57 PM
The fireweed flowers are gorgeous!
50  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Refinished My First Piece of Furniture on: January 29, 2014 12:51:50 PM
I had this bench for about four months before I started working on it. I've been messing around with it, off and on, since April 2013, and now because of the glory that is a snow day, the bench has been completed....finally. Besides, I need to do something besides shop online...eBay and Amazon can be a dangerous combination! Smiley

As a refresher, here is the before picture. Excuse my shadow. It was late in the day when I took this picture and my back was to the west.



I wore out my husband's electric sander. I think this has about 4-5 coats of stain and 2 coats of polyurethane on it.

This is the after picture. I used curtain tiebacks to secure the cushions to the arm supports. I also bought four more to take apart and use as trim to hide the staples in the back cushions (the back of the bench is actually completely open through the wood, so it basically looks the same on the backside).



My friends lovingly this "the toilet," because I actually turned it into a bench with shallow storage space under the cushions. There's a hinged lid in the center of the bench. Originally, there were just batting, springs and horse hair under the original fabric.

There's a handful of things I would have liked to have done differently/better, but this is the first piece of furniture I've ever redone so I'm still pretty proud of it.
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