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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 25 cent Vest on: January 29, 2011 11:01:13 AM
I bought this skirt at a yard sale with intentions of reconstructing it. I used every centimeter of fabric for this project!!


2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / slacks reconstructed into a vest on: January 22, 2011 01:20:38 PM
I had a pair of slacks that I turned into a vest using Simplicity pattern 2862. I don't have a pic of before - sorry  Undecided

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Refashioned Tunic on: January 12, 2011 04:57:30 PM
I bought a dress at a thrift store that was a bit too big for me. I chopped off the length and added more of the fake black camisole for more coverage. I also chopped off the sleeves.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Thrifted Dress To A Tunic on: January 08, 2011 07:26:38 AM
I bought this dress at a thrift shop and turned into a tunic. I chopped off the length and sewed down the sides. I also added a piece of elastic for empire waist.
I love to wear this top!

5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Recycled flip flops on: January 04, 2011 05:01:20 PM
I started off with a pair of flip flops and ribbon. I actually used a ribbon belt and cut the D-rings off.  I measured the amount of ribbon I needed and cut to that length. The bottom of the flip flop  had removable parts that I removed,  then fed the ribbon through and popped back on.

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reconstructed Liz Sweater on: December 28, 2010 10:04:31 PM
I took 2 sweaters and combined into one!
I love the reconstructed one much better now.
More info on my blog: http://greenbuggg.blogspot.com/

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Upcycled Bathroom Mat on: December 27, 2010 07:03:30 AM

I cut strips of towels and fed them through a piece of canvas made for latch rugs. If you try this, you will need to make the holes in the canvas a bit larger to make it easier and hinged scissors. Check out my new website
Greenbug at http://greenbuggg.blogspot.com.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reconstructed mens shirt on: July 26, 2009 10:26:37 AM
I finally did a reconstruct that I can actually wear!  It is hard to tell in the pictures, but I used elastic band to create a sort of empire waist line.
I ran out of grey thread and didn't get to stitch under the bias tape at the sleeves, but I kind of like it how it is.
It looks a little wonky on my homemade dress form!
Now on to reconstructing some tee shirts! Smiley

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Painted Hardwood Floor on: April 12, 2009 05:01:14 PM
Yes, I painted hardwood flooring. It was nice, but had some pet stains. I thought it might be easier than sanding. It was hard work, but it did come out nice. After looking at the samples at the hardware store, it looks like 'tigerwood' which runs about $8.00 a square foot. I did 2 rooms for approximate total cost of $200.00.

I did a light sanding, applied basecoat then used a glazing technique. I applied 3 coats of Varathane for durability. I let each coat dry for 24 hours.

before...the floor was previously painted...hence why i decided to paint instead of sanding : )  plus...i HATE to sand things.
during (this is actually in the 2nd room - forgot to take action pic the first time). This process is really hard on the knees. If you tackle this, get a nice cushion. I ended up getting a garden stool with wheels : )
final product!!
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