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1  Window --> Coffee Table in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by time_warp on: August 20, 2009 11:59:56 PM
Haven't posted in awhile but it's summer and I've had a lot of time.

Last month I came across a set of windows at a yard sale, for FREE! Even though I had nothing in particular in mind to do with them, I couldn't pass them up.

So, I'm moving into a new apartment in a week, and this apartment, being a serious upgrade from my old apartment, actually has room for a coffee table (i.e., NOT A STUDIO!). But that doesn't mean I have the budget for anything besides an 80's thrift store monstrosity. Yes, there are diamonds in the rough, but I didn't feel like looking. I've spent enough time at thrift stores lately as it is.

After seeing this blog post (http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/08/before-after-renees-door-turned-table.html), inspiration struck. I decided I could part with an old Target stool that could be taken apart. It had two holes in each leg already, and so I figured out what size I needed and went to the hardware store.

I got 8 carriage bolts, 1/4" diameter and 2.5" long, and 8 nuts. They only had the chrome finish, or else I would've gotten copper or brass. Oh well. I think it looks industrial.

So basically I just drilled corresponding holes in the window to match up with the ones that were already on the stool/table legs, making sure to drill on the side of the window that I wanted to be facing up (it looks neater). From there it was just simple assembly: bolt, window, leg, nut, and then a good tighten.

I like it! Unfortunately, it wil be somewhat delicate...drinks only! It's only a single pane window and therefore not meant to hold stacks of books or anything. But as long as we don't use it as a footrest too often, I think it'll be okay.

(Cell phone pictures are ugly...sorry!)

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2  Catholic pendants/relics? in What the heck can I do with THIS? by time_warp on: May 02, 2008 11:23:32 AM
So, one day at a Catholic thrift store, I picked up a small Ziploc bag full of postage-stamp sized (give or take some centimeters) Catholic...objects for $1. They were too interesting to pass up. But, what to do with them?

I scanned them all together rather than take individual pictures:

(clicking the pictures will enlarge them)

and here are the backs of the ones that have alternate graphics on the backs:

I think I would like to display them, but any ideas having to do with display or otherwise will be much appreciated!

P.S. The one on the far right, top row in the second picture...that small brown square appears to me to be a relic. Anyone agree? I can't read the Latin.

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3  Dig! (+ Marilyn canvas, just added) in Stenciling: Completed Projects by time_warp on: September 27, 2005 08:04:23 PM
I made this shirt for a friend of mine awhile ago and it didn't turn out quite as well as I'd hoped (slight bleeding where I can't even figure out what happened), but I decided it would be a waste of a helluva lot of time to not give it to him (the lettering took ages). So I sent it to him after having a stare-down with it for weeks, and he loved it, so all's well.

(Click away!)

Anyway, Dig! is a documentary about two semi-rival bands, the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre. The shirt features the frontman of each band, Courtney Taylor-Taylor on the left and Anton Newcombe on the right. I highly recommend Dig!, it's an awesome film, as well as the music of both the Dandys and the BJM.

Also, I usually use the island technique where you just cut out whole islands and just iron them on separately (I used freezer paper), so I did that for this shirt. NOT A GOOD IDEA with so many islands...I about went crazy trying to match each little island with the letter it belonged to as I didn't bother to separate them out, either (also a bad, bad idea). I should've used bridges. So, just a word of advice, don't try to do your islands separately if you've got a ton. Learn from my borderline mental breakdown.

Ah, and! I can't remember if I posted this or not, but I think I didn't, so I might as well now. I made this canvas for a friend's birthday, just simplified the Warhol screenprint (first canvas and first time using spray adhesive, ever). The general consensus on the lips is undecided...some people love them, some people think they look like those wax lips, totally out of place. Personally, I think they turned out sort of fun, but I'd love to hear some other opinions.

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4  Re: Marilyn, Hugh, and Ingrid in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by time_warp on: September 11, 2005 03:43:07 PM

I think this one's pretty islandless.
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5  Re: Beatle Projects in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by time_warp on: August 11, 2005 01:43:59 AM
I posted one of these in the stenciling forum...a bit controversial for Yoko fans, all in good fun:


And a couple of John Lennon-related shirts for good measure (click the thumbnails):

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6  "Young lady, what is your name?" "Mrs. Mia Wallace." in Stenciling: Completed Projects by time_warp on: July 27, 2005 03:56:03 PM
Last night's creation:

A couple of other shirts:

The infamous K Shield from the record label, K Records. Simple but I like it.

Pretty self-explanatory, huh?

The Decemberists...

...which is really green like in this ^ picture.

I made the Mia and Cat stencils with my super cool new 30-day Photoshop trial and the Decemberists with a Sharpie and some Wite Out. Yay.

[Cross-posted to stencilxcore and my own journal]
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7  I think this shirt is terribly clever in Stenciling: Completed Projects by time_warp on: July 07, 2005 05:56:58 PM
Okay, so, a while ago I was perusing the Stenciling Questions/Ideas forum and came across this thread. I decided to make the shirt since I really, really love the idea. Like I said, the idea's not mine, but the execution more or less, is. Big thanks to MegNKyle. Click the thumbnail for an enlarged version.

Yeah, the lettering bled a little, but...the Yellow Submarine font was kinda hard. Comment away.

Oh yes, one last thing. I'm not really blaming the break-up of the Beatles on Yoko, it's all in good fun.

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8  A few, not a ton, but a few in Stenciling: Completed Projects by time_warp on: June 13, 2005 09:35:18 PM
It's summer. I'm bored. So this is what I've been doing.

Harold and Maude...

and the back

A bandish thing I like, Little Wings. The shield in the corner is for K Records, the company he's signed to. It's a little messy and my first real light-on-dark, so I might outline everything in black.

Warhol...purple on white, sorry about the color distortion.

Eh, not so happy with this one...it's alright except you can't really tell it's Bjork. Blah.

Comment, critique, I love you all.

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9  Re: Well, it was SUPPOSED to be comic gold... in Stenciling: Completed Projects by time_warp on: April 06, 2005 10:00:05 PM
My roomate thinks I'm crazy b/c when i saw the pic i yelled Bob Saget!  (that's ok though, i dont really care what she thinks about me!)

Care to share the stencil?
Sure. I really could not care less if people want to reuse the idea, I have a feeling we're not gonna meet up on the street. Yay for stencil communism.

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10  Well, it was SUPPOSED to be comic gold... in Stenciling: Completed Projects by time_warp on: April 05, 2005 09:07:07 PM
So. I cut the stencil out in about 10 or 15 minutes, and threw the whole thing together in, cumulative time...maybe half an hour. And it shows. But the lines are pretty clean and I think some of you might like the idea, so I'm posting it anyway:


BOB SAGET! Please tell me if you didn't recognize him, I'm debating about whether or not to redo it and I'd really like complete honesty about if I'm going to look like an idiot wearing that out of the house. You know, "Who is that...? Ooh...well, I guess I sort of see it...hmm..."


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