A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 304,742
Currently Running With Scissors:
480 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Recon of a Recycle (Gamer Edition)(pix crazy)  (Read 1622 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Bad Kitty
« on: April 04, 2009 04:21:30 PM »

So Mr. Kitty pulled this gorgeous piece of pine out of the trash a few years ago. WTF!!! Why do people do that.....either way he made a nifty shelf out of it and some shelfs from a bookcase he made into a DVD holder and hung on the wall. So I commandeered it after a while and over time the stain faded terribly. We are also going through stuff and downsizing, upcycling, spring cleaning, whatever you want to call it. We do it a few times a year because our inside is 496 square feet....Way small for two people who craft like we do. Sadly I cannot find the pictures of the construction a couple years ago and the pics aren't that great. Thought my camera was fixed but I think it is really dying the real death...again. I think they give us a new one this time since it has broken so many times.  So I finally found a stain I like and one snow day sanded the shelf and attacked it, then I got this idea...DECOUPAGE.....and  this gamer shelf was born. Ok enough babbles and onto the mass pictarZ.


Before, ewwww!


Inside before, camera makes it look better than it was.


First coat, getting better.



Grave ERROR!!!! I got it off thankfully. Man I had terrible trouble with these shelves.

I finally decided to do this:



Finished Shelves How many games can YOU recognize hehe:



Total Product.


Man I wish my camera took better pictures because it really looks so awesome. It took weeks, many too many weeks....About 30 coats of MODPODGE and so forth. I have not done any decoupage on my own in many years and this was a challenge. I was going to win no matter how many coats it took or how much the pages were damaged.


It was fun. It will live by my desk and hold my incense on top. The top is super duper shellacified to stay real shiny even with tons of incense dust that will cover it haha. FOR NOW. Eventually the top will hold pics of one of Mr. Kitt's and my favorite games of all time. Ultima Online. Right now we have no art from the game we want to display....who knows when we will find it....sometime...The holes in the back are for cords like for my battery charger and cell phone charger.


Enjoy!!!!
Bad Kitty
THIS ROCKS   Logged
HisWitchGirl
Offline Offline

Posts: 1
Joined: 19-Mar-2009

Go and catch a falling star...


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009 04:38:36 PM »

Fantastic job. I know quite a few gamers who are going to drool over that when I show them.   Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged
ManifestContent
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009 07:30:32 PM »

I see something from Diablo.  This makes me very happy.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I love personal swaps - Just send me a message

My Wists!

"Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing"      -Dali
Bad Kitty
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009 07:47:41 PM »

You do!!!!!! Me happy too...This thing is full of gamer awesome...thanks for stopping by!@
THIS ROCKS   Logged
pinokeeo
Offline Offline

Posts: 7631
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

Best of 2013 winner, but this is just as good.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009 10:11:09 AM »

Very clever.  Nice job.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

cgaker
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2009 01:46:54 PM »

Very cool! What did you use to seal the top? Like a spray shellac??
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Bad Kitty
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009 09:08:30 AM »

Yup and the paint on shellac too and a coat or two of poly. I wanted that puppy signed sealed and delivered hahah.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
BBQ Baked Beans Recipe
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
Tips on Making Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Donut Making at Scoop De Jour
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Create a Spooky Yard
CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: Featured Artist Katrina Polacek
October 15, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.