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« on: April 25, 2004 08:18:39 PM »

picked up this toybox this afternoon--just couldn't resist.  i decoupaged it with an old deck of chinese horoscope cards i've had forever with a little gold paint in the modgepdge...then painted the wood parts with a cheap-ass combo of blue/green/sparkly gold paint.  the shiny gold made it hard to take flash pictures, but i think it's pretty cool.



(notice modge podge on the messy floor beneath...)

sorry if it's overkill on the pictures.  i'm just happy i could follow a project through to its fruition.  lately i'm too easily distracted.
must be spring fever!
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2004 09:38:10 PM »

I love that!  Good old ikea with all their unfinished wood thingamajigs...alwa ys good for craftiness.  By the way, is that an old school library card catalogue i see in the background?  If so i'm VERY  jealous...i don't know why, but i've always had a serious hankering for one of those!
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2004 05:50:55 AM »

I love that. I have a toybox and a chest that both need some refurbishing and I love the card idea. I think it would look great done in loteria cards.

Great idea! I, too, am jealous of the card catalog.

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2004 08:17:40 AM »

thanks!
yes, and i have TWO card catalogs...one of the perks of being a librarian--right place at the right time!  i'm so obsessed with them, too.  everywhere i go, i am drawn to things with lots of drawers and compartments...
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2004 09:30:15 AM »

where did you get the cards that you used? they are so cool.
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2004 09:49:06 AM »

i've had those stupid cards for about fifteen years!   just waiting for something to do with them, i guess.  they are chinese zodiac astology cards.  i don't remember the manufacturer, but i can check when i get home...they do have cool images, i think.
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okay, they are "chinese horoscope cards" and the artist/maker is baptiste paul grimaud.  made in france.
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2004 10:49:34 AM »

Annette, I just decided yesterday to become a librarian! After I get this English degree, I'm going to get an MLS/LTM degree. and if I can get card catalogs out of the deal too, then all the better!
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2004 11:01:24 AM »

yay for librarianing!  though i don't think you're likely to get a set of card catalogs out of the deal, i'm afraid.  i came into my position just as they were being replaced by the computer system...i wanted them so bad and i couldn't believe they let me take them!
though there are places that sell them, too, and you can sometimes get a good deal.  urban ore in berkeley has them now and then, for example...they are truly the coolest thing ever.
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2004 11:23:37 AM »

i haven't taken any pictures, and i've already packed my camera for a trip i'm taking, but i LOVE those IKEA boxes.  

mine was only $9.99, guess i caught a good sale.  anyways, i use it for my dog's stuff (extra leashes, rawhides, flea meds, shampoo, etc).  where you painted blue, i stained it with a honey color (matches the IKEA beech stuff).  on the insets, i used a paw print stamp and black acrylic paint.  finally, i padded the top with batting and covered it with a navy blue fabric (just stapled it, real easy).  the whole idea was for my old apt, which had really low windows.  so the box went under the windowsill, and provided my doggie a place to sit and watch out the window.

ooh, i kinda found a picture that you can see 1/3 of the box.

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2004 01:25:11 PM »

lucky pups!
i thought about padding the top of mine, actually, but i wasn't sure it was up to people-sized sitting and i didn't want to invite disaster...
it's weird, but i swear--it's all i can do to resist the urge to go buy a bunch more, just to cover them with stuff.  god, i love boxes...
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