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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Paint Chairs Green or Brown? on: May 09, 2008 02:34:33 PM
Hey everyone,
So I'm redoing some chairs and a table that were free and am trying to decide what color to paint them.  I wish I could sand them down and re-stain them, but alas, they're just a veneer, so painting is my only option.  I redid the cushions on 2 of them so far and am debating about whether to paint them brown or be a little daring and go with green.  I played with the pictures using GIMP and wanted some more opinions.  FYI there are 4 chairs total (these 2 and 2 others that don't match, but the original veneer is similar) and a table (it also has a similar veneer).  I think I'll paint the table the brown no matter what I paint the chairs.  Ok, here are the pics.


With New Cushions (just setting on top, not actually put on yet):

Close up of fabric:

Playing with the computer:

If anyone has any other color options, I'm open to ideas.  Thanks everyone!
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Red Polka Dot Wedding Invitation on: April 08, 2008 02:48:14 PM
I'm designing the wedding invitations for my brother-in-law and his fiancee and wanted to post the rough draft.  They're doing a red and white polka dot themed wedding.  I should have been a graphic design major cause I love doing this stuff. 

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Huge Headboard on: September 25, 2007 07:37:17 AM
As my hubby and I cannot paint the walls in the house we're renting, we needed a pretty dramatic headboard for our room.  Here's what we came up with:

It's really simple, but that's what I like about it.  Let me know what you think!
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Simple and Elegant Wedding in 8 Weeks! (img heavy) on: September 25, 2007 07:19:21 AM
Just got married on July 27, 2007 and wanted to post some pics of the crafts I did.  I planned the wedding in 8 weeks and had a very small budget, and I think it turned out really well. 

For the flowers I ordered calla lilies from Sam's Club's website and they were delivered a few days for the wedding.

I had three different centerpieces for the reception--Green apples in a wide cylinder vase with water, green apples in a glass bowl, or calla lilies in a vase.  I also had either black squares or table runners on each table that we made out of some cheap black fabric we found. Along with that we took a bunch of mason jars (both large and small) and wrapped black and green ribbon around them.  I then printed off a 'G' I had made on powerpoint and we attached those to the jars as well.  We filled them part way with sand and put a few tea lights in each. We also filled little candy cups with blueberries and put them at each place setting.

We did pies instead of cake which went over really well.

I made the program and invitation myself.

I also got the idea of a reception newsletter from here and had those rolled up and tied with a ribbon and then placed at each place setting. 

The bridesmaids dresses we got on sale at JCPenney (little tip--if it has bridesmaid dress in the title it adds about $100 usually) and the calla lilies ended up matching perfectly.  Everyone thought we had planned it!

My mom made my veil for me and my jewelry was made for me at a local bead shop.

For the reception we put wedding pictures from our families on a board along with some Bible verses about marriage and love.  I think it turned out really well.

And here's one of my favorite pictures of the day (immediately after the ceremony we went with the photographers to a garden and took pictures for about 20 minutes before going over to the reception.  That was my favorite time all day--a chance for us to be together mostly alone after just getting married)

Hope you all enjoy!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Placemat Purses on: April 24, 2006 07:37:26 PM
Hey everyone,
It's been a long while since I've been on here, but I thought I'd share the new purses I've been making.    You can see all the purses at:

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cute shoes on a Purse on: January 08, 2005 08:34:58 AM
My sister had a purse made for me that has pics from this past summer when I worked in an orphanage.  I loved it and thought "I could do that" so I did.  Here's the first one.




7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pop Tops Bracelet on: November 10, 2004 10:47:52 AM
Well....I was gonna be selfish and keep this one to myself....and i wasn't sure if all of ya'll knew this already.  These are HUGE in southern mexico, where i spent the summer.  The kids at the orphanage i worked at made this one for me.  Uriel....i miss him Sad  but anyway...here it is.




Maybe you guys will look at this and say 'huh! we've been doing that for years."  who knows? enjoy
8  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Craft The Vote! / Viva Bush!!! on: November 02, 2004 07:07:35 AM
That's right guys, i'm a hardcore republican craftster and not ashamed of it! 



And the best part?
I got the Bush stencil off of some anti-bush stencil!  Good times.  Hope ya'll voted today!  Whatever your stance. 
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Speling Bea, Star Wars, Mr. T, Blues Band on: November 01, 2004 02:34:35 PM
Here's some random stuff i've made.

This shirt i put random seams in it.  it fit a ton better afterwards.

Then we have this sweet spelling bee shirt.

I love Mr. T


And a star wars purse out of a kids' tshirt

Hope ya'll like them!

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Guy's Pinstripe Pants + Random Cutting and Sewing on: October 13, 2004 03:16:15 PM
Hey guys,
I just made this skirt today.  

First I cut the legs off the skirt, right below the zipper.
I took the zipper out cause the pants were too big and then placed the button further over so it became a little mini wrap skirt.
Then I cut both the legs down the sides and then cut them into random triangles, trapezoids, and such.
I then just started pinning right sides together and then sewed it together.  
I didn't like how the front looked, so I took some of the extra cloth and draped it in front, connecting it w/ buttons.
Later (not in picture) I zig zag stitched around the edges with pink thread.  It only took me a few hours (most of which was spent experimenting and the like)  
What do you guys think???
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