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« on: September 22, 2004 06:36:30 PM »

This is my first post and I'd just like to let everyone know how marvelous the stuff on this site is. Everyone is so crafty and it makes my heart smile!
But back to the point: I found this chair on the side of the road, and after thouroughly testing it to see if it was usable (you know, the old "let's sit on this chair" method), I decided to bring it home and revamp it for my room.
This was how the chair looked when I first got it and sanded the top:
http://www.boomspeed.com/gurlzrock/chairbefore.jpg
and then I mod-podged the seat with collaged pictures and magazine clippings to get the final product:
http://www.boomspeed.com/gurlzrock/chairafter.jpg
and here's a closer view of the seat:
http://www.boomspeed.com/gurlzrock/chaircloseup.jpg
It really wasn't hard to do this, just a little mod podge, painters tape and spray paint and voila!
And I guess this is kinda interesting, but a week after I finished this, I went to a yard sale and these people were selling manniquin parts, so I bought a leg, cut off a few inches and hung it on my wall to make an impromptu necklace holder, so here it is:
http://www.boomspeed.com/gurlzrock/wall.jpg
and here's a close-up of just the leg:
http://www.boomspeed.com/gurlzrock/leg.jpg
sorry for the blurriness, I didn't have much light.
But that's about it, thanks for looking at my stuff!
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2004 07:15:27 PM »

yeah! b+w stripes!

haha, the leg is AWESOME.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2004 08:12:29 PM »

That manequin idea is WAY cool.......I love it! that would be perfect for all my winter scarves!
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2004 06:37:12 PM »

Woah for a second that chair reminded me of Beetlejuice!  Good work on both projects!
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2004 03:23:26 AM »

the b&w striped part is awesome! and it must ahve taken so much to too!! kudos to you!! also the leg thing is hilarious. Your wall with all the pics is uber awesome too...did an interior desiger do that or did you come up with it on your own?
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2004 07:56:59 AM »

i love the leg!!! before reading what you typed, i looked at the picture and thought it was an arm showing off all the lovely pics on the wall [which look amazing, btw].. then i saw that that it was a leg! <3

i also love the black & white stripes on the chair.
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2004 03:03:15 PM »

Your wall with all the pics is uber awesome too...did an interior desiger do that or did you come up with it on your own?
Thanks, I actually got the idea for the wall from a post on this site. I'm not sure who did it but it was awhile ago and they put thick ribbon on the wall behind like 3 pictures, and I took that idea and decided to make my room into my own little art gallery b/c I am really into photography, so I had my pics hanging already and I just connected the pictures together with white ribbon.
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2004 03:29:29 PM »

Beautiful! And what a great find- I would love to get ahold of a mannequin leg.
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2004 11:20:41 PM »

Your blue room is awesome! You have a great eye for design. Question though, how did you mount the leg on the wall? Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2004 05:14:37 PM »

Your blue room is awesome! You have a great eye for design. Question though, how did you mount the leg on the wall? Tongue
Thanks, my room is my favorite part of my house! But to answer your question, I had to think of about a thousand different ways I was going to mount it. At first I wanted to fill the hollow leg with wood and then put some mounting brackets on that, but I thought it would take too much time and work, so being the lazy person I am, I went to Wal-mart, where I found these nifty little pushpin picture frame mounting thingys that basically look like gold pushpins with hooks on them, and they were on sale, so I bought them, cut two holes in each side of the leg, put the hooks through and pushed the pushpins into the wall. And the pins are supposed to hold like 40 pounds or something so the leg hasn't fallen down or anything yet so I think the pin thing is working pretty well.
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