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1  Living Room Make over including Fireplace... in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by melcla on: October 27, 2011 01:24:59 PM
Hello, here is what i have been working on the past week... my living room was due for a make over, since we hadn't done anything to it since we moved in.  I am very very happy with it.  The green is the same green as my kitchen...
C and C welcomed!

I wanted to add a pic of the curtains... I picked up 2 sets of these curtains second hand for really cheap.. in the beginning my original plan was for them to be in my bedroom, but i put a set up next to my kitchen green for my patio doors and loved it soo much i decided on painting my living room the same color.. These curtains started the whole make over! It's so funny how things work! Wink

This is the link to my kitchen make over..

This pic represents the color the best.
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2  old brass lamp, to new updated lamp! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by melcla on: May 19, 2011 04:58:35 PM
So i picked up a set of free lamps off kijiji.ca (its like craigslist, but Canadian).  They were awful, but i really need some new lamps for my living room.. so said what the heck.. Wink  Then, I found an online article about painted yellow lamps similar to these (I can't put my hand on the article right now....) So that's what I did.  I did 2 coats of primer, and 2 coats of paint, then 2 coats of high gloss clear spray paint.  I love them.. I will be picking up drum shades for them eventually, I ended up picking up these shades because I couldn't find a right size drum shade without paying too much (imo), I like these ones just the same...but I was so happy with them, I wanted to post them right away. Cheesy
I've uploaded a new pic of them in my newly decorated living room!


Thanks for checking them out! Smiley

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3  My Kitchen Make Over, dark to bright! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by melcla on: May 14, 2011 05:37:36 PM
So we bought our house almost a year ago... and it had a very country feel...and I'm more of a modern day girl! Cheesy
So I've been planning this for a while...
The cupboards took 2 coats of b-i-n and 2-3 coats of bright white paint! Cheesy
I was so nervous that i sat on the paint for a few days before i started it, but i then said screw it and went for it!
It's exactly how I wanted it to look, and i'm so happy with it.  
I bought new handles, but couldn't afford new hinges too, so i spray painted them... i think they look alright (considering).. Wink
Just a few things I learned along the way... B-I-N is so much better than latex primer!! I completely recommend it, it covered the dark so well!
Also, if you're buying new handles..if you want to save time, buy handles that the are same length as the ones you already have.. mine weren't..and it took a bit longer, because i had to fill holes, and drill new ones.. but considering i got these $1 a piece on eBay (can i put that on here?) It was worth the extra step.  
It took me almost 2 weeks to complete this project, i have young children, so i could only work on it in the evenings or nap time... I'm sure I could have gotten it done sooner... but there were a few days I didn't even touch it... Tongue
One more thing: I took off the cupboard that was right next to the window on the wall... I didn't like where it was...it didn't line up with the bottom cupboards, and i found it just didn't look right... I dont really miss the cupboard space...and it was an extra spot for wall art! Smiley It was a win-win!

Thanks to everyone with the amazing comments! Cheesy My next step is replacing countertops!  Which is going to start in a few weeks.. I will upload New pictures when it's done, i'm so excited!! Cheesy
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4  2 summer tops! Super easy to make! in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by melcla on: June 14, 2008 03:49:09 PM

Hey Guys, i've made 2 shirts in the past couple of days.  They are so pretty, and so easy to make, they are honestly tube tops with straps, and i used elastics for the rouching.  I picked up the fabrics at walmart for 1.97/yard. 
If you have any questions ask away, and all comments welcomed!

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5  Re: Kitchen Makeover, 15$! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by melcla on: June 01, 2008 07:04:05 PM
Okay here's another picture of the counter let me know if you can point out the seams... you can barely see them.  The one you can see the most is the one on the right part of the counter... the back seam can hardly be seen....
let me know what you think...
Also.. my guess is if you were to go to a different store, other than a dollar, like home depot or something, they probably have bigger sheets of this stuff... so you wouldn't even need seams, or maybe just one or something.. Smiley

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6  Kitchen Makeover, 15$! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by melcla on: May 31, 2008 03:36:39 PM

hey guys, its my first post in this section... I re did my kitchen counter and cupboards and it only cost me 15$... The counter is that sticky shelf liner stuff...Im only 25, and i've never heard it being done before, but apparently the older generation knows all about it.. Wink   I used a stain for the cupboards, and but used it as paint... and i just love the color, and well i spray painted the knob/decoration... I totally love it... and well, hopefully the landlord likes it because i didnt get the okay first.. what can he say really? I'd say it adds some value! Wink

All c & c's welcomed! Smiley

The only before pic i could find, it was still winter, thats why my son's all bundled up!


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7  Boys quilt, black/navy/sun/moon/stars IMG HEAVY in Quilting: Completed Projects by melcla on: April 27, 2008 12:56:16 PM
Well, its actually a completed quilt top.  Wink  I was going to use a fleece blanket I had for the backing, but its too small, so i'm going to try to find something a bit bigger.  Its for my son, he's only 3, but he loves looking up at the stars.. and obvisiously, his name is Brandon.  Smiley  all questions, comments welcomed!  Im still new, and I used  6in, and 12 in squares.

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8  img heavy! New dress, with circle skirt and puffy sleeves in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by melcla on: April 11, 2008 06:38:41 PM

Hi guys, im a posting *hore today.  I apologize.  I whipped this up in my mind for the most part, used some pics for reference. Its got a circle skirt and some puffy sleeves.  The belt is just pinned, and i plan on replacing it with something nicer, once i find some.  Its not hemmed yet, and i plan on taking it up about 1-2 inches, i find it just a bit long.  I enjoy all comments! Smiley
ignore my sorry attempts at posing... HAHAHA

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9  hoodie from t-shirt, and other stuff in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by melcla on: April 11, 2008 08:37:28 AM
I totally loved this tshirt but after a couple of washes it shrunk pretty bad... my mom bought it for me when i had my son, so i was tired of letting it hang in the closet.  The red is like towel material from a pair of pants i had... and the black is the same material used from my infinity dress... hope you guys enjoy!  I used the tut from the girl with the BSB tshirt recon.  She's awesome!

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10  infinity dress completed! in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by melcla on: April 10, 2008 03:37:22 PM
I had originally posted this in the question board, but now that it's completed, i wanted to show it off.. Tongue

Hey, im pretty new here, and I'd like to try an infinity dress, but I have a question.. (it might be a little silly) I'm plus size, about size 20-22 in real life, and big in the mid section.  How many yards of material do you think i would need to make one that's about knee length,i'm about 5'7"? And im just wondering the size the "straps" should be, approximately?
Thanks in advance guys, i know someone out there will help me!
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(edit: I finished it! it took 3 yards at 60 in)

I hope you guys enjoy the finished project.  Wink  I plan on making more.
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