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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Christmas gifting - HATS! :D on: December 03, 2013 07:23:34 AM
My cousin-in-law's boyfriend (mouthful, huh?) found out we got his name in the family's Secret Santa draw today. Last year, I made him a dead fish hat, so this year he came armed with ideas.

Hopefully, he'll enjoy these. Smiley

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Bathroom Redo - Wall WIN! on: April 13, 2013 03:14:38 PM
Thank you, everyone! I still get happy about it when I go in there, which I'm going to say is a great thing. Smiley I totally encourage anyone that's willing to try it, DO IT! I didn't realize I'd still feel this good about it afterwards, haha. And I'd suggest keeping a small level with you while you're taping. The photos don't show it, but some of my lines are a bit wavy and uneven, but hey! It gives it character, and I LOVE character. Wink
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Bathroom Redo - Wall WIN! on: April 02, 2013 06:17:17 AM
Thanks everyone! The more I look at it, the more I forget how much of a pain it was and the more I want to do it again. I LOVE the interest it brings to the room. It's the first thing everyone notices when they walk in, despite the lime green walls lol.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Bathroom Redo - Wall WIN! on: March 29, 2013 11:47:43 AM
Thanks! It was a lot of work, and a lot of foul language being thrown around and swearing off painting for life, buuuut totally worth it. Somewhat debating on doing it in another room, but then I laugh at myself and the husband chews me out haha. It still needs a coat of polycrylic or two to be officially DONE done, but the best part is if/when we move from the house, it's neutral enough that we don't have to paint over all the hard work. Thank God, because I don't think I could ever just paint over it. It'd break my heart lol.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Bathroom Redo - Wall WIN! on: March 29, 2013 11:13:14 AM
We're in this long, painstaking process of redoing our upstairs bathroom ourselves. We're still no where NEAR done, and it's been a royal pain to say the very least, but I wanted to share this because it's the BEST best best part of the bathroom...if I do say so myself, baha!

I started reading through a blog called Sawdust and Embryos and saw a tutorial on there for painted backsplashes. I loved them right off the bat! I couldn't get them out of my head. Well, in the process of redoing things, we removed this terrible wainscoting from half of the wall in our bathroom, which looks like this:

It's very hard to actually tell how bad our bathroom was from this photo. We found mold under the floor, walls warping..it's been rough, and we've been doing it on a tight budget so we've had to make some sacrifices here and there.
Anyway. We get the wainscoting off and we're left with a blank wall. We painted it white and my husband mentions "It looks unfinished."  Shocked CLEARLY, he doesn't know me at all, because not 10 minutes after he said it, I was planning for a trip to the store.

I picked up some bottles of acrylic paint that I *hoped* would work together, some thin painters tape, and a sponge brush. And then I got home and started working.

At this point, my husband suggested throwing on a coat of poly over it and leaving it like it is. "IT LOOKS LIKE YOSHI'S BATHROOM!" Man, he almost had me with it, but I had to keep going. And then, 3 painful hours later...

WHEW. Took a lot, my back was on fire for a week (I have a bad back as it is), and I hate painting. But it was SO worth it.

Thanks for looking and letting me share!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random RESIN question thread! on: September 22, 2012 11:30:06 AM
Chels, I'm not sure how to fix your problem, but since you've been doing resin for a year, maybe you could give me some help? I just did a resin piece, sanded it and whatnot, the whole shebang. Now, though, there's small holes all over it filled with the residual resin "powder" from the sanding. Is there any way I can fix this? Or do I have to start all over? If I have to start all over, I'm going to be bummed. Sad
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Resin + A few others on: July 03, 2012 10:57:45 AM
You may be so-so on those feather earrings, but I think they are to die for.  The resins are terrific too!

Awww thank you! Cheesy
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Resin + A few others on: July 02, 2012 06:33:02 PM
Thanks everyone!

I do love those sprinkles ones. I just want to touch them. Although I also like your polymer clay beads too.

Thank you! I tried a new technique last night to try and make the polymer clay look like turquoise. It was messy, and I still need some practice to get it just right, but it'll definitely be something I try again.

I really liked all these. They looked like a lot of fun to make!

It really was a blast! I have way too much fun with it, especially the earrings. My ears are 00g, so I need special retainers to wear them. Sad

Your resin stuff is so gorgeous! I cannot get anything to come out that nice. The last day I used resin was the day I got it in my hair. Love the glitter and the paint mixing is genius!

Thank you! It took some practice, and I'm still experimenting with ratios (if you use too much paint, it won't set right), but I think it's all going in the right direction. You should give it a try again!

Oooh Ooh I love your rings!  Me want!

Haha thanks! My husband HATES the rings! He says it's like I'm wearing a Chiclet (sp? That square gum.) on my finger lol.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Small Pops, Huge Difference (Covering Faceplates) on: July 02, 2012 09:39:21 AM
these are great. i would love to see some pics of them installed.

I've got 'em!

This is in our living room.

This is in our kitchen.

These are in my daughter's room.

These are in my other daughters' room. (2 share a room)

10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Small Pops, Huge Difference (Covering Faceplates) on: July 02, 2012 09:36:49 AM
oh my goodness I've just thought, you could get samples of wallpaper and cover them with that! awesome!

The previous owner of our home did sometime like that to a hallway wall. He just kind of wrapped it a few times and folded the edges, then taped it down. It was falling apart and looked like a mess. He did that to...well, pretty much everything in the house lol. But you could definitely do it with wallpaper!
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