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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: decorating a fridge? on: April 14, 2005 10:47:23 AM
thanks everyone for your responses!

i will definitely look into the krylon and auto paints..

and its good to know that contact paper works well. if i decided to do a collage, i was thinking of putting clear contact paper on top of it, like to sort of laminate it or something.

someone elsewhere told me that they make a mod-podge for outdoors, so that might work for gluing stuff to the fridge...
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / decorating a fridge? on: April 11, 2005 12:15:20 PM
i was wondering - does anyone have any tips for decorating a fridge?

i haven't decided exactly what i want to do to it - the main candidates right now are painting it or collage work.

if i paint it, what sort of paint should i use?

if i collage, what sort of glue should i use? i am guessing that the mod podge i usually use for collages probably won't hold up in the event of fridge-sweat.

anybody got any advice?

3  California / California: South / craft supplies in LA? on: November 25, 2004 08:20:32 PM
hello! i recently relocated to the west coast and i was wondering where i could get some craft supplies.

i know there is a michaels in santa monica - but that seems a bit of a drive (esp cos i do not feel secure enough to go on the freeways yet!). i live in west hollywood - does anyone know of any good crafty stores around there??

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: soda can lantern on: August 18, 2004 10:31:32 AM
Thanks do you just take it out of the freezer and cut right away and then let the water come out or whatever?

yeah. the ice is what helps it keep shape while you cut.

so, you may need to work over a bowl or with gloves on! Smiley
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: soda can lantern on: August 17, 2004 06:04:59 PM

Well first of all did you have any problems with the bulging out of the cans like it bending wrong or being uneven
second off why do you have to freeze it with water what would happen if you didn't?

1. if the bulging is uneven, its pretty easy to fix by just manually adjusting the slats to your liking. the metal in the middle part of the can is very thin and flexible.

2. because of the thinness of the metal, the freezing is necessary. it helps the can keep shape while you cut it. otherwise, as you cut the slits, it will get harder and harder to keep the lines straight as the can will collapse into itself from the pressure of the blade.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: mac tac on: August 03, 2004 06:46:54 AM
i love the tiles! it looks so lovely! its a great way to decorate in a rented place!

one question - how do you remove the contact paper?
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: soda can lantern on: August 03, 2004 06:43:09 AM
oh, sorry to hear you hurt yourself, bookgirl! hope its ok now.

to get the bulge to look nice, i just reshaped/bent some of the slats individually..

i did make a couple of crappily-cut ones before the nice one in the picture. once you get the hang of it, its easier. i found the exacto knife cut more evenly than the box cutter.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: decoupaged table on: July 29, 2004 07:39:08 AM
terralynn: there are actually some wrinkles, but really minor ones, you cant really see them in the picture. i basically just try to smooth out any wrinkles as i go along. the modpodge takes a moment to dry, so you have time to lift it back up and smooth it out. do you just put the modpodge on top, or underneath too? i glue it down (put the modpodge on the back) and after i am done, put another layer on top. maybe that helps?
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: soda can lantern on: July 23, 2004 08:11:40 PM
yeah, you'd think they would be a hazard, but so far i haven't gotten any cuts.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: decoupaged table on: July 19, 2004 09:38:02 AM
i used pictures from magazines.

i just used mod-podge to glue the pictures to the table, and a bit of blue glitter (which i dont think you can see in the photo) and then put several layers onto to 'seal' it. occasionally something (particularly if its hot) might stick to the table and tear it a little bit so mod-podge may not be the best sealant in the world. does anyone have a better suggestion?
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