A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News: It's time to vote for your favorite swapped project! Smiley  Vote now through Sunday, August 30th!
Total Members: 302,687
Currently Running With Scissors:
459 Guests and 5 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: Ya'll have inspired me...  (Read 982 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
ajanderson78
« on: April 30, 2005 09:22:17 PM »

I've been reading these boards for the past couple of days and thanks to you I am going to decorate and furnish my new studio apartment for A LOT less money than I originally thought. 

Some of the projects I have planned (some are already started!!):

 :)Refinish and convert 2 cheap bookcases into an entertainment center

 :)Convert 2 plastic three-drawer units and 2 12"X36" boards (joined together and set on top of the drawer units placed back to back) into a coffee table.  The top is going to be decopauged and a "skirt" will be placed around the edges attatched by Velcro

 :)Convert a 2 shelf unit with wheels into an end table/desk for my laptop, printer, and other computer supplies

  :)Cover one wall with fabric stripes and do some ribbon weaving on the same wall to make it look like a large scale plaid pattern. 
 
 :)Make my own kitchen table and find 2 chairs at the thriftshop or through freecycle and refinish them to match the table (the size of table I need is hard to find and when I can find it is SOOOOOO expensive, I can make the entire table for $35)

The cost for all the above projects under $200 because I already had the bookshelves, plastic drawer units, and the piece I am going to use as the side table.  If I purchased all new furniture to replace all the above projects I would spend close to $750 or more.  My cheaper versions are going to work better for me than anything I could have bought.

 I'm going to get all these projects (except for the wall) done before I move in to the new place August 1st.  I've got a few ideas flowing through my head for the 2 backsplash areas in the kitchen, but those will probably wait until I move in.

Thanks for the inspiration!!!
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
How to Make Creamy Pumpkin Fondue
How to Make the Perfect Turkey
How to Make a Lighter Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving
Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Make-Ahead Turkey Recipe Saves Time on Thanksgiving Day
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Upcycled Paint Cans
August 26, 2015 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Flannel Hoodie

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 ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.