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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ugly Vintage Scale --> Glamourous Vintage Scale! on: May 31, 2010 07:59:55 PM
I found this beat down vintage scale at the thrift store for $8 and thought it could use some snazzing up...



I had my boyfriend scrape off the nasty green plastic from the top while I:
-made a template out of sturdy glittery vinyl ($8 for 1/2 a yard)
-popped off the silver part and removed the dial
-spraypainted the sides of the dial and the sides of the scale ($3 for spraypaint)
-took some tinfoil off of my leftovers in the fridge and covered the top of the dial (made for a cool, textured metallic look!)
-slathered Aleene's tacky glue to the top of the scale and attached the vinyl
 
After letting the glue and vinyl adhere together overnight, I trimmed down the sides of my vinyl, glued em in place and ended up with my new fabulous scale!



I was stoked at how perfect it came out! Super cheap and easy little project!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Neon Stuffed Animal Charms (my 1st time with shrink film!) on: March 03, 2008 09:21:10 PM
I just made these last night, I think they turned out pretty cute! It was my first time using shrink film (cant find shrinky dinks anywhere, but I'm assuming shrink film is the exact same thing?), so once I practice a little more I think they'll be better...

I used my own drawings! These are tiny, only 1 inch tall.





Oh and I used a heart shaped hole punch if you couldn't tell what those holes are, haha.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Itchy sailor-y thrift store sweater into non itchy sailor-y top! on: January 23, 2008 11:45:35 AM
I got this frumpy sweater from the thrift store and originally wanted to take in the sides to make it fitted and hack off those awful sleeves to turn them into cap sleeves instead. So I started to do that, but the material was so damn rough and itchy (acrylic and "frise" ??) that I decided to just cut off the cute part and sew in onto an old top. And here we have it:

Before:


After:


It's a little off kilter, but I don't care cuz I think it's way cute anyway!  Smiley
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Thinking of covering (gluing) my tv in faux fur...help/suggestions? (2pics) on: December 02, 2007 01:53:21 PM
So I saw this in the amazing book PAD and totally have been wanting to try it!



In the book it says he used "ersatz animal skin" (Huh) and contact cement. I have some faux fur and hot glue. Do you think it will work? I'm just wondering if there will be any issues with it actually affecting the tv itself...such as it getting too heated up or something.

Here's my tv:



So what do you think??? Any and all help is very much appreciated! Thanks!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Kitschy Cute Tijuana Donkey Hair Clip! on: October 27, 2007 03:29:10 PM
I was bored this morning and started looking through my drawers full of odds and ends and ended up creating this:



I took an old boring hot pink hair clip and hot glued a piece of neon green felt onto it. The donkey charm was an earring I bought from Naughty Secretary Club a while back, but it was broken. So I hot glued that sucker on top, and there you have it! I really love how it came out! Cheesy Let me know what you think!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Monster Fur Tissue Box Cozy on: October 02, 2007 04:50:00 PM
So I'm home sick from work today and decided to make a cover for my ugly tissue box since I've been looking at it a lot lately due to my runny nose!



It was super easy to make and I just used some leftover fur I've had sitting around. I love it!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My Houndstooth Toilet Seat! on: August 11, 2007 07:33:41 PM
I just finished my new toilet seat this morning. I didn't have any paintbrushes so I used tape instead of paint! I'm not sure what type of tape it is, kinda like masking tape only a little stronger and it's black! So I drew a grid on the seat in pencil, covered it square by square with the tape and cut the design with an exacto knife. I didn't seal it with anything, I'm not sure what to use...but anyway, here it is, I think it's way cute.





8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / A few pages from my highschool scrapbook...(1st 'real' post!) on: July 25, 2007 10:09:15 AM
Here are some pages from my highschool scrapbook, nothing too fancy but I think they're cute! (these pictures were taken a little more than 4 years ago) Also, I don't have a scanner so these were all taken with my digital camera!









Thanks for lookin'  Kiss
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