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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / I love you! on: August 16, 2013 08:18:56 PM
A few months ago I bought a "painting"(it's just printed to look like a painting on canvas) with the intentions of doing something with it, the main idea being something with text, but I couldn't decide what I wanted the words to be. And then one day it dawned on me. "Mahal kita." It means 'I love you' in tagalog.

I printed out the letters, cut them out with an exacto knife, used spray adhesive to temporarily adhere the letters in place, painted a rough layer of white acrylic paint (I wanted to be able to see the brushstrokes and to somewhat see the image underneath slightly), and then peeled off the letters to let the old "painting" show through.

Unfortunately I forgot to take some before pictures, but the image was basically a garden with a stone path running through it.

I love how it turned out. I totally want to go back to the thrift store now and get more paintings to redo!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Cat tree on: July 21, 2013 12:28:41 PM
I've been wanting to make a cat tree for a while but I had been very wishy washy about actually getting off my butt and doing it. However, after I saw a picture of one made with tree branches that looked super cool, I finally got the fire under my butt to go and make one(and to force the fiance to help!)

Here is mine(literally right after we finished making it, hence the mess):

Here is what inspired it:

It costs $699, so of course once I saw that I was like 'Psh, I can make that!'

And because my favorite part of browsing Craftster is seeing the progress shots, here are some for this project!

Luckily they just cleared the lot next to us recently and there were some decent sized branches in the brush pile that I pulled out.

I love my pull saw!

All the pieces ready to be put together. (Sadly I didn't take any shots of carpeting the platforms/base, but I basically just built them out of plywood, and a concrete tube mold for the curved platform, and attached carpet onto them with staples and hot glue.)

The first branch attached.

And suddenly all the branches in place, and the fake leafy twigs attached.

Wrapping sisal for my cat to scratch.

Attached fake flowers to the fake leafy twigs and it's done!

Here it is in the bedroom!

And some shots of Gremlin enjoying his new tree:
Like most cats, he initially acted like he didn't care.

But it didn't take long for this to happen:

It took about 2 to 3 days of working on it off and on, it's about 5 feet tall and it cost under $100 to make. I love it!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tufted Headboard from Old Couch on: January 24, 2013 11:14:30 AM
Wow thank you everyone! Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: [TUTORIAL] DIY Removable Shoe..... Wings! on: January 24, 2013 11:00:35 AM
So cute! They remind me of a Threadbanger project I saw a few years ago. This is reminding me that I desperately need to slap some wings on a pair of my shoes. They look super cute on those heels!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tufted Headboard from Old Couch on: November 11, 2012 02:53:09 PM
I'm extremely proud of this project I just finished, and I wanted to share it with you all!

I took this couch(on the right):

Removed the fabric:

Karate chopped it in half:

Foamed it up:

Began tufting:

Finished tufting:

Sewed up side pieces, stapled them on:

(Please excuse the messiness. I was in the middle of a big project;))

And ta da!:

I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I do! Yay tufted headboards(made from old ugly couches)!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: "POPPY" another day of the dead upcycled vintage doll on: July 20, 2012 05:09:45 PM
Oh my gosh this is wonderful. It turned out so freakin' cute! The doll you used is just perfect... I love it.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tailored Wool Coat on: July 20, 2012 05:06:14 PM
Beautiful! Man, every year I tell myself I'm going to make myself a coat... and then I get overwhelmed by it. Major props to you guys that are able to make awesome coats like this one! Love it!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Aline Tank Dress w/Heart Cutout on: July 20, 2012 05:04:27 PM
Ooo I love this! Great job!
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Spiky Earrings (& small tutorial on how I colored polymer clay) on: July 20, 2012 04:58:39 PM
Thanks! I didn't wear gloves. I was actually expecting to come out of this project with inky fingertips, but surprisingly none of it rubbed off onto me!
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Cuts of Meat Dress! on: July 20, 2012 02:21:46 PM
Awesome. I love this, I'd totally wear it!
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