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Topic: Lamp, bookcase, chairs and wall art.. i've been busy!!!  (Read 11709 times)
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islandfly
« on: April 01, 2010 12:30:13 PM »

I’ve been getting crafty! I am notorious for starting a project and leaving it unfinished, so I am always super excited when I’ve finished something (even if it’s years later!).

We recently moved after a burglary and that inspired me to get off my butt and finish some projects on my list since forever, and also to post it!! Some are recons, some are new…. I wasn’t sure where to post it all, but take a look at the pics. Let me know what you think!

My brother & I did this wall art and totally inspired by this post from grammardog!!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=246766.0
Was the messiest and most fun project! Then I bought the frames at Michael’s and 2 of the glasses broke. Replaced them and after the move another broke. So I have to get that replaced and put back up Sad sorry about the crapalicious pics…I can’t find the good ones I took when they were hanging. They looked really pretty then.


the bamboo is the one missing the glass and now frame

Then my dad and I built a bookshelf - he suggested we paint it green, which looked awful and showed up all the flaws in the wood (re-used) and workmanship (we’re amateurs!!) so I painted it a brown type twice and sanded, then sealed with polyurethane. Then It got scratched in the move so needs some touching up!


and a close up


Next is the lamp that is been unfinished for 2 years. We took an old plant pot, filled it was some soil and stones and made it a lamp! It’s still not done… needs a paint job, and gotta fill back up with pretty stones since its just dirt, but otherwise its functional… took forever to find a shade and then it still wasn’t right, but we made it work!


Then I recovered the porch chairs.
 

This is the couch (and before fabric).

I thought I had waay too much fabric, but guess what? I’ve run out!!!! Now I have to find a compliment for the couch since the store has noo more Sad aaahhh!! So it goes. All I have to do is put on the fabric buttons for the tufting (is that the word?)


and just for kix... my baby


C&C welcome
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010 01:41:11 PM »

Everything looks great! I especially love the wall art, I've been wanting to try to make those for a while!
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010 07:05:06 PM »

Wow been busy is right. You can come do my house list if you want  Wink

Your kitty is adorable! I really like your bookcase, doesn't look amateurish (sp? is it even a word>?) at all you and your dad did a great job.
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islandfly
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010 06:42:52 PM »

thanks for the comments!! the bookcase is actually a recon, since we reused the wood from old pallets by dad got from work.

A lot of old nail holes to fill but its surprisingly sturdy, and now i have a place to display the vintage cameras! (rediscovered in the move!)
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