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41  Stereo Tables in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Hippie9 on: August 02, 2006 12:37:45 AM
I had this idea for two little tables to put our stereo speakers on.

I went to Earthwise, a really cool store that sells salvaged building materials. It's here in Seattle, in the SoDo district. I got two wooden cabinet doors, one was a cherry stain and one was blonde wood. I bought legs and brackets from Home Depot, got out the power drill and voil!

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42  Re: Knitta tag in West Seattle! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Hippie9 on: July 24, 2006 09:13:02 PM
Here's the pic!

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43  Slocks finally done! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Hippie9 on: June 27, 2006 09:38:27 PM
Here are some slipper/socks (slocks for short) I made for my husband. It took me literally months of knitting, frogging, knitting and frogging some more til I finally got them right! I used puffy paint (called "Scribblers" from Hancock's) to paint stars and moons on the bottoms so my man won't slide all over the linoleum, and put Dr. Scholl's pillow inserts in because there's a bump formed by a bunch of fabric that I had to tack down in order to shape the heel. The Dr. Scholl's make it so he can't feel the bumps:

Next up is a pair for me!
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44  Roll-your-own needle case (improvised!) in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by Hippie9 on: March 19, 2006 04:06:31 PM
I couldn't quite understand the instructions but wanted to make the case with some swatches of upholstery I had and some cotton napkins (or serviettes, for us Canadians!) I had found at Value Village.

So I improvised it all and you can tell I didn't use a pattern because the fabric didn't match up! Oh well. I got the idea for the 2 tiers from someone else on here (I was trying to load the topic so I could give you credit but the page won't load....) but thank you!

Here it is:

I also used snap closers instead of ribbon.

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45  Southwestern-inspired Cel Phone Pouch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Hippie9 on: February 22, 2006 04:01:48 PM
When I take the cel phone out with me it makes my purse incredibly heavy and this was bothering me. I didn't want to carry the phone in my coat pocket because I don't always have deep enough pockets to keep it from falling out.

I thought of some ideas and then tried this one out. It seems to work! It's basically two pieces of leather glued together and then "sewn" with a leather thong....although I inadvertantly trimmed off the glued parts so there is only the thong holding it together but it seems sturdy enough.

The pouch has Velcro closures and a few embellishments in the form of beads and a turquoise stone from the Gem and Mineral show a few years ago in Tucson. My Mother-In-Law J gave me the stone and also the method I used for sewing the pouch together.

Thanks for looking!

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46  TP Cube in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Hippie9 on: December 19, 2005 06:59:41 PM
I've had this wooden box/cube in my possession for years now and decided to use it to store toilet paper in our bathroom.

I lined it with black and white striped, non-linty fabric (I used black velvet the first go-round. It left lint on the TP) and then decoupaged paper from the art store down the street. The bottom and 3 sides are black, one side is blue, to go with our blue bathroom:

TP Cube pressed into service:

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47  Re: I made a formica nighttable! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Hippie9 on: December 14, 2005 05:16:48 PM
Thanks! Yeah, Sharpies are the best! They gave the wood a stained look that lets the grain come through.

Secret supplier, I wish! If I had one, I'd get another piece, believe me! No, hubby and I found it at a flea market in Vancouver, the same vendor at which I found this:

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48  I made a formica nighttable! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Hippie9 on: December 13, 2005 04:20:40 PM
A few months ago I posted a pic of a piece of formica I didn't know what to do with:

I decided to make a nighttable out of it, as someone here suggested.

I used legs and brackets from Home Depot. I coloured the legs in with black Sharpie (worked great!) and screwed on the brackets...then screwed in the legs:

Very easy and also very satisfying! I gave this one to my husband so I'm now on the lookout for a similar board I can turn into a nightable for *me*!
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49  Re: What can I make with a piece of Formica? in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by Hippie9 on: October 17, 2005 04:20:19 PM
Here's a pic of it.....

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50  Revamped lamps in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Hippie9 on: August 15, 2005 01:20:07 PM
Here are some lamps I revamped:

This is the old table lamp, bought at a flea market for $5:

This is the revamped one:


This is a floor lamp I got at a lawn sale, also for $5:


Here it is with a re-covered shade:


Thanks to xcrunnergirl and stargirl52 (with the disturbing green avatar!  Wink Cheesy) for the help in posting pics!!! Also to the poster (I forget her name, sorry!) who suggested pricking pinholes in the lampshade...it IS a cool effect!!!!
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