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21  180 turnaround sewing desk!! *PIC HEAVY* in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by urban_albino on: June 22, 2007 09:00:25 PM
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I'm very excited about this.  I originally posted in the "what the hell do I do with this?" board, but didn't post the results of the transformation.  I got this desk from the sewing shop in town, from someone who I guess traded in their old skool sewing machine and they didn't want the cabinet anymore and left it out for the trash ... so naturally I took it home.  I pondered what to do with it, and decided to keep it what it was intended to do, and keep it as a sewing desk.  <p>
I sanded it down, and painted it (about 5 freakin' coats!!) white with brown trim -- I don't know if you can see in the pictures, but I started to polyurethene it on the inside, but it turned my beautiful Behr Bridal White a disgusting pee yellow!!1! I was very upset. But it will be okay - when the cabinet is closed, you can't tell too much.  Also, one more thing, I'm going to put plexiglass on the inside over the big gaping hole where the orig. machine would have been, but I was so excited to share right away! Please let me know what you think!

lol, my mom said it made her want to eat chocolate. LOL:)






 
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22  Disgruntled employee shirt recon!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by urban_albino on: June 19, 2007 08:39:29 PM
Hi ya'll! I discontinued my tenure at a Mazda dealership, and I thought I'd get creative with one of the tacky ass button downs (for men) they gave me.  Sorry, I didn't get a before picture, but its just a regular button down - the only thing that stands out is the color which is a BRIGHT orange with white lines to form little tiny squares, and the embroidery was the name of our dealership in hunter green?Huh  Just about the most ridiculous pumpkin colors in the world.

Anywho - enough about that .. I made it into a super cute (or I think it is anyway) skirt and I sewed on denim applique of a strange looking tree.  Please forgive my retarded pictures.  Thanks for any comments and critizims!



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23  Old sewing cabinet??? ***FINISHED! UPDATED! *** in What the heck can I do with THIS? by urban_albino on: June 19, 2007 12:48:49 PM
***Everyone --- thank you so much for your thoughts in helping me decide what to do with this tacky old thing!! I've repainted it and decided to keep it as my sewing/craft desk.  Thanks for the wonderful ideas! Please check out the transformation at :
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178526.0
THANKS!!!!
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Hi everyone!  I was ready to throw my sewing machine out the door last night, so this morning I went down to a Pfaff/Baby Lock store to buy a new one.  While I was walking out the door with my new machine in hand, I saw this fabulous old sewing cabinet ready to be taken out with the trash.  I asked the guy what they were doing with it, and he said they'd practically pay me to take it away --- so I did .. but for free.  So, now .. I need your suggestions on what to do with it.  I do need a designated sewing table, but am certainly open to other sugesstions.  Maybe a vanity?

The middle part where the original machine would have come out I was planning on putting a peice of plexi glass in its place so I have a flat surface in which to put on.  Let me know what you think!!!! The more creative the better.





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24  I needed a mail organizer ... in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by urban_albino on: June 18, 2007 08:29:28 PM
So I made one!  I didn't have a tutorial, but this was drop dead easy, so I just winged it.  Its still not perfect, but certainly serves its purpose since we have tons of mail that we need organized!  Let me know what you think.
Cheers!





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25  Refinished vintage oak exective chair! lots of pics! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by urban_albino on: December 23, 2006 09:37:10 AM
I was so inspired by the people who had refinishing their furniture from craptaculous to fabulous that I had to give it a go.  My dad has this OLD HEAVY oak chair and desk set that was left at this house when we moved in, like 10 years ago.  It belonged to the K25 Lab in Oak Ridge, TN which is where they manufactured the A-bomb. The date on the bottom says 10/11/56. The varnish on it was starting to wear through, there was a nail that poked you in the leg when you sat down, the seat part was so old that the foam inside turned to dust.  So, I sanded it down and refinished the oak part and my fiance helped me reupholster the seat part.  It is now three layers of foam and the material was $7 at wal mart.  So here are the before and after pictures!  Please comment and tell me what you think!  I'm so proud of my dad's Christmas present!   Grin Kiss Grin












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26  The pertiest dog dress in the world! in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by urban_albino on: October 21, 2006 07:18:08 PM
My mom breeds Yorkshire Terriers and this woman brought over these dog dress to sell to her customers selling for $30!   Shocked  crazy.  So I was like, psh.  and I made my own!  This particular one is reversible and Glory just loves wearing it around feeling all girly.  Please let me know what you think!   Smiley  If you would like, I could attempt to illustrate a tutorial.  And by the way -- I believe there needs to be an animal clothing tutorial list on here just like the clothing boards do!  Just a thought  Smiley ***please don't mind that spot in the background -- I tried to stamp something out in Photoshop and it ended up looking like a burned carpet spot or something.  !

- Rachel

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27  Problems with my machine! Can you please help me??? in Stitch And BOTCH by urban_albino on: August 21, 2006 10:47:11 AM
I am having a horrible time with my new brother sewing machine.  I believe it might be the tension, but I'm not sure.  The problem I'm having is when I'm happily sewing along, my top thread will mysteriously break off - like 3 yards previous - or it will be extremely taught.  My other problem is somehow my bobbin thread will bunch up underneath my fabric and will become a huge ball of mess and it makes me want to say mean words to my machine.  I put a picture of machine in here, so hopefully someone can help me fix my problem. Do you think its the tension?  Do you think it could be little gnomes inside my machine wreaking havoc because they think its funny? Please help me!  I really appreciate it.

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28  Re: 8/15/06 - New PhotoBucket Upload Box When Posting in Latest News by urban_albino on: August 19, 2006 07:48:45 PM
This is great!  I love this new feature.  It is so much easier than having two windows open - this is just way too convenient.  This is one of my dogs, Cleo Smiley

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