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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / How can I make these Pumps? on: April 23, 2012 07:30:11 PM
I'm getting married!

I need these. I just do.
Unfortunately, they're $320.

There MUST be a way to do this with a pair of white satin peep toe pumps. I've never done anything with shoes before, but I'm pretty good with embroidery, I have a sewing machine, I can hand bead, and I think I COULD do it....
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Can you sew vinyl to fabric? on: June 16, 2008 12:51:30 PM
My parents are exactly a year and a week apart and their birthdays are coming up. My sister just had her second baby so I wanted to make them an updated family tree but I wanted to make it a pillow. My plan was to cut a tree applique from felt and sew it on the pillow fabric, then add the pictures, but I need something to protect them. I was thinking I could buy a shower curtain (unless the sell vinyl at JoAnns?) and just cut little squares out of it, but I'm afraid that'll be really tacky looking and I don't know if it would even hold up.

Does anyone have a better idea? I'm not against just going the normal route and framing it, but I kind of like the idea of a pillow.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Back to questions- lovely lamps on: June 11, 2008 08:14:14 AM
So after my triumph with my tables and chairs, I'm STILL trying to ready my things for the big move in two weeks (the previous date was changed but this is for real, I have the lease signed this time ha......the 28th, eek!)


I have three of these

they all have plastic "shades" if you will, although they remind me of what you put around a dog's neck after surgery. I wanted to decoupage them but it dawned on me that 100 watt bulb + paper and flammable mod podge could spell trouble.

Has anyone redone the shade of a lamp like this in a non-flammable craft genius way? Thanks!

p.s how many posts do I have to put up before I can have pictures in the post itself? or am I just missing how to do that?
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / coffee table on: May 27, 2008 09:00:02 PM
you may remember I was having issues with my gross coffee tables and I didn't get any replies on what to do with them. Even though that made me sad Sad I put on my big girl panties and dealt with it, ad got down to crafting. Check out what I did with my tables, and even to my chairs when I got on a roll. I feel like part of the community now!!!

5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / I think I may have solved my ugly couch, no money snafoo on: May 21, 2008 01:53:14 PM

Does anyone know how well the upholstery version of this works or have any tips for putting it on? I figured out I need about $40 worth, so giving it a try isn't going to break my decorating budget and I think it's worth a shot. However, if anyone knows for a fact it just plain doesn't work, could you tell me? My couch is light colored and I think the paint would absorb fairly well.

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / I need so much help- NOW WITH PICTURES!! on: May 19, 2008 11:52:45 AM
I'm freaking out, guys.

I'm two weeks away from my first place of my own (still a rental, but at least it's mine) and all of my stuff is sinfully ugly. I wish I had pictures (I'm at work now, so maybe later tonight) but my coffee and end tables are dark brown with lighter brown faux wicker weave and glass tops. The glass is broken and removed on one of the end tables and half of the coffee table (ahhhh, college) does anyone have ideas for a redo? Thanks!


Unfortunately, I treated these badly. The white paper isn't trash, it's stuck on there from when the cats knocked water over and the water dried and made whatever was on it stick to the tables. I was thinking about staining the tables a dark cherry, then painting the wicker stuff white and either replacing the glass or getting rid of it entirely. Anyone have better ideas? I'm very open and I'd like to do something a little bolder if I could. Thanks!

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / slipcovers? on: May 18, 2008 07:35:37 PM
First off, I want to say I thought I was pretty crafty but wow! This site is amazing. Here's my question- I'm moving to my first "grown up" place in two weeks. I've been out of college for year, I'm moving without a roommate and I want a nice place. However, I am on a pretty tight budget and  do have pretty typical "college girl" furniture- made worse by the fact that my cats have gone at it (they won't be coming with me, my current roommate is taking them). I looked into making my own slipcovers but I hate the way unfitted ones look and I just don't have the $$ for custom fitted ones. I'm not entirely sure I'm talented enough with a sewing machine to make my own fitted slipcover, either - my biggest feat up till now has been a few summer dresses and a lot of Halloween costumes. Does anyone have any suggestions for a fitted look without spending the money? My dream end product would be a chocolate brown microsuede because I'm planning on a robin's egg blue living room Smiley

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