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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: used to be a headboard... on: October 31, 2006 11:52:13 AM
Cute!
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Record-phile's solution to vinyl record storage. on: October 31, 2006 11:33:05 AM
That's great, I love it! It makes me wish I had kept those records I started collecting!
When you have a free day, you should paint the wood, black or some color to go with the records. Shouldn't be too hard to paint around the record you already have on there.
Looks awesome though!
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old Chairs on: October 31, 2006 11:29:33 AM
Well I have redone two chairs. I'm sorry, I was so excited I didn't take before pictures, and I also forgot to. Eek!
One is an office chair I got from Target, that my dogs decided to chew while we were away at work. Ahh, the pre-kennel days. Coming home to something new trashed. *sigh* Anyways, it was really bad. Leather falling off, chair fluff missing.




The other was a chair I think I got for free somewhere, that once again my dogs (pre-kennel days) decided to chew while we were gone. It wasn't as horrible as the first, but it was pretty bad. The wood part was an awful scratched up, and a little chewed on, brown stain. I'm sure it looked really nice before I got it. Smiley I ran out of fabric so this is it's almost-finished stage. The back and underside are the unfinished parts, that you can't really see in these pictures. (My dog likes to model for the camera.) I'm wondering if I should use a different fabric for the back, that goes well with black... hmmm...



14  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing Machine / Serger Recommendations on: October 25, 2006 09:07:24 PM
I accidentally posted this topic in this area but not in this thread, oops! :\

I bought an older Singer sewing machine today at Goodwill for guess how much! 20 bucks!!! And, it's the kind that is in a table, and folds underneath... my mother had one that I learned on, so there is some nostalgia going on.
Anyways, it's in great exterior condition. Had a few missing parts, that I picked up today, and then on my way home found a sewing machine repair place, and stopped in for a tiny part. I found out that a gear or gears are messed up. It'll cost anywhere from $90-160 to fix! Eek!
This is where I stop rambling and come to the main question. Yay! 
The gear that spins the bobbin around is not spinning. (I don't know if there are more gears that are messed up or if it is just this one.)
So, all you genius' out there, I'm curious if I should buy the replacement gear, and attempt to replace it myself. The gear costs about $15 (with s/h). Any suggestions?
I think, I also, need to oil it, how do I go about that?
(Keep in mind, I'm a poor 20 year old.)
15  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: New-old sewing machine on: October 25, 2006 09:05:43 PM
sorry, didn't see the stickied thread before I posted this. Undecided
16  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / New-old sewing machine on: October 25, 2006 08:57:35 PM
I really didn't know where to put this, I apologize if it is in the wrong area. But... here's my dilemma:
Now, I bought an older Singer sewing machine today at Goodwill for guess how much! 20 bucks!!! And, it's the kind that is in a table, and folds underneath... my mother had one that I learned on, so there is some nostalgia going on.
Anyways, it's in great exterior condition. Had a few missing parts, that I picked up today, and then on my way home found a sewing machine repair place, and stopped in for a tiny part. I found out that a gear or gears are messed up. It'll cost anywhere from $90-160 to fix! Eek!
This is where I stop rambling and come to the main question. Yay! 
The gear that spins the bobbin around is not spinning. (I don't know if there are more gears that are messed up or if it is just this one.)
So, all you genius' out there, I'm curious if I should buy the replacement gear, and attempt to replace it myself. The gear costs about $15 (with s/h). Any suggestions?
I think, I also, need to oil it, how do I go about that?
(Keep in mind, I'm a poor 20 year old.)
(And, this was posted on a different forum, if you have seen this already Tongue)
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My Red and Black Bedroom on: October 20, 2006 07:40:12 PM
Love it! How did you hang the fabric? I'm renting and probably shouldn't make tons of holes in my upstairs neighbors bedroom floor... Smiley But curious, because it looks great, I would love to do that.

At first I just hung them up with push pins cause I just wanted it done. This worked well when it was just me, but... uh... not so much if I'm having a sleepover, you know? So I recently put up these ceiling hooks that screw in and then attached the fabric to the hooks by ribbon. It's pretty secure now.

Great, thanks! I'd love to do this to deivide "rooms" in my apartment!
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Upholsetering headboard on: October 20, 2006 07:36:20 PM
I must be retarded when it comes to searching on forums. Sheesh! Thanks a ton, those help tremendously!
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My Red and Black Bedroom on: October 20, 2006 12:50:07 PM
Love it! How did you hang the fabric? I'm renting and probably shouldn't make tons of holes in my upstairs neighbors bedroom floor... Smiley But curious, because it looks great, I would love to do that.
20  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Blank Slate Craft Room on: October 20, 2006 12:13:00 PM
For a bulletin board, you could make one that covers almost one wall, that way you can display artwork or what have you, but it would almost look like you have one wall painted. If you have access to making a wooden frame, there are some cheap corkboard tiles at Target that you could use. Or heck, (can't remember who posted this) but use old carboards for the board part.
And, you can tie in the denim/homey feel you like, by decorating the wooden fram or the tiles even. I redid the wooden frame of a cheap bulletin board, with some fabricand basic ribbon, and it turned out awesome!
Or you could make a big bookshelf that takes up one wall (wouldn't need to be too deep) and you could store almost everything on that! And even have certain sections for the Playstation, the art, etc.
Just some neat ideas, I'd like to do eventually.
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