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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Trashy Desk on: July 28, 2004 05:06:12 PM
Hopefully, I'm posting in the right place. I found a desk and it's in questionable shape. It's structurally sound and cute, but it was left outside for a long time. Some of the paint is chipping off and it seems to have been painted several times before. It looks kind of feminine like a vanity, but it's tall like desk and it has desk size drawers. So here's my prob, it has a thin plastic like layer over the top of the desk surface. This is peeling off from being wet.

Clearly, I can sand and repaint it, but what do I do with that plasticish layer? Other than sheer force, is there a reccomended way to remove it? Is there a similar substance I can replace it with? I was possibly thinking of covering something with a character print contact paper and using wood glue to make a new desktop surface. What would be the best type of paint/ application method to use?

I know of a little girl who really wants a desk, but her family can't afford one. I'd love to fix this up for her. I have limited access to tools and money, but this can be a long term project. Thanks for any detailed info you have!
22  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: FINISHED! james dean and marilyn monroe shoes on: July 27, 2004 09:18:41 PM
If you can't think of more duos, maybe you could make a pair with 2 of the same pics. I'd like to make a pair with the pics facing the other way, towards observers. I'm impressed with the professional paint job!
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Free Martha on: July 25, 2004 01:00:58 PM
Well no one directly called her feminist or anti feminist and this dissention could go on forever.

So does anyone else have any pics of shirts made from this stencil? I love the apron idea, but does that hold up well? I'm too BROKE to do much right now, but I'm gathering ideas and info.
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Free Martha on: July 24, 2004 12:49:43 PM
Alrighty, I'm newly registered, so please don't scare me away. Shocked Not to get too political, but MS seems like she was simply raised by a thrifty, immigrant family. She's incredibly resourceful and creative. She also includes eco friendly tips and composts and has her own laying hens. As such, I view her as creative and thrifty rather than oppressed (or opppressive). Perhaps old fashioned in a modern sense? ie Women can vote, but that waxed pesticide laden fruit at the grocery store is a no no.

Anyway, I think this stencil was modeled after a MS Halloween mask, hence the missing eyes. So the flip side, anti-Marthas, could do a variation with with prison bars running across the face and her classic phrase "It's a good thing." beneath it Or add horns and red eyes for an evil Martha.
25  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY Cloth Pads Tutorial on: July 22, 2004 08:19:57 PM
CatLadySarah- Your posts are so fun that you made me finally register here. I say save the extra laundry for later and stick with your current method.
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