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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black and White Argyle Sewing Table on: July 15, 2008 02:59:08 PM
I like how crisp and mod it looks!  Very fun...
22  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Framed vintage buttons on: July 15, 2008 02:57:19 PM
Very cool, its fun and colorful...I love the idea of displaying beautiful buttons like this!
23  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Kitchen Reno on: July 14, 2008 09:09:14 PM
I really like the color and the backspash.  It will look great when you add in your retro appliances!
24  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Passport Save the Dates! (Picture-Heavy) on: July 13, 2008 09:04:02 PM
Wonderful idea and so fun!  Ps I adore your kitten!
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Revamped chandelier on: July 13, 2008 09:02:28 PM
SO pretty, you did a great job and I really like your choice of colors!
26  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: From Vintage 50's TV to.... on: July 10, 2008 01:12:31 AM
Awesome idea! Kitty litter boxes are so ugly, it's nice to be able to hide them away.

In case you were wondering, gutting TV's, especially retro sets, is incredibly dangerous and should only be done by a professional. Home respirators do not offer enough protection against the small particulate matter than can be dislodged. Also, older sets used lead, which makes them incredibly hazardous to not only you, but improper disposal of "tv guts" is disastrous for the environment. Finally, older sets used different electrical components than newer sets, and sometimes they are not labeled properly- a potential for electrocution. If you are planning on doing this, check to see if your county has an electronics collection to see if they could remove the innards for you.

I don't mean to chastise you, I really love your creation and it's an amazing way to cover an ugly object. Just be safe in the future : )  

Thanks for your comments, I was actually looking for some information like this before I started this project but I came up short.  Maybe this advice will help someone else out there who takes on the vintage TV challenge.  I am glad now that I bagged the "guts" up and saved them in the hopes of finding some place to dispose of them properly.
27  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: From Vintage 50's TV to.... on: July 09, 2008 06:55:18 PM
Thanks so much..lol I do plan on adding a picture to the inside but I wanted to make sure it wouldn't wind up getting sprayed so I started with a curtian
28  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / From Vintage 50's TV to.... on: July 09, 2008 05:36:10 PM
I have been looking for a Way to hide my kitty litter box...something that kinda blended with my decor.  I found it in the form of a vintage 50's television that I picked up at the thrift store for 15.15

I forgot to take a picture before I gutted it but here is what I started with...


I was paranoid when gutting it so I wore a big respirator and worked on a big rubber mat, I don't know it it kept me safer but I felt better about ripping into the TV.

After I gutted it I sanded it down, ripped out the shelf that held the guts of the TV and added a peice of wood and a little support beam to hold the litter box.  Afterwards I primed and painted it.  Originally I had a little ramp covered with astro turf for my kitty to walk up, but it took up to much room so I removed it and exchanged the legs for similar but shorter ones...all in all I think it turned out well.  Oh I also added a curtian for a little privacy and to keep my cat from trying to jump out of the box the wrong way.  SO far she seems to like it...

29  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Couch & Ottoman Slipcovers on: May 20, 2008 04:56:33 PM
Very fun I love the color combos!
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I haven't been able to post in a while (Dial up users, proceed w/ patience) on: May 19, 2008 09:02:42 PM
So Sassy! Love it Tongue
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