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1  Antique chair: Reupholstered! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by jMi on: July 05, 2011 04:57:57 PM
My mom has had this chair for YEARS and I have been dying to get my hands on it! I knew I could really dress it up... and finally she gave it to me and I gave it a go!

Basically just ripped it down to the base and built it back up again!

Here is the before:

And here it is after!!

I am in LOVE with this chair! It was worth all the pain in my hands from ripping the hundreds of nails out! Wink
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2  Kitchen: From bland and boring to bright and cheery! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by jMi on: May 12, 2011 11:38:05 AM
So I moved in with my wonderful boyfriend in October last year... he's a great guy, but his entire house was a sea of tan. So bland and so... boring!

He's on deployment right now and to pass the time I decided I'd do the projects him and I had planned.

Before kitchen: Tan walls, brown valance, and "lovely" FAKE autumn foliage on top of the counters. You could even see the Michaels price tag still attached to them!

View from the living room:

Close up of stove area, we were photoshopping tiles onto the backsplash:

And here's the after (so far!):

Close up of same spot

I took down the hideous garland and bought cheap vases from the thrift store (YAY FOR UPCYCLING!), and painted them white. I wanted them to look like milk glass. I got all kinds of shapes and sizes, and they look great! I didn't get a picture of the left wall but there are 3 more on the other side as well.
The valance got bumped to a new home in the bathroom, and I made a new one from clearance material. The knick knacks were all cheap too: there's a bird in a birdcage candle holder you can't see too well. I got it from Michaels and sprayed it white to match. The creamer and sugar containers on the stove were 60 cents each at Michaels! The star came from JoAnn's for less than $10.

Super cheap re-do but made a world of difference! We are still going to replace the counter top and tile the back but that'll wait for awhile!

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3  Baby Shower Cake in Dessert by jMi on: October 13, 2009 05:52:50 PM
My "cousin" had her baby shower this past Saturday and my sister was supposed to make the cake but ended up getting a cold right before so my mom asked me if I could do it.

I was going to try fondant, but decided that it was probably too big of a task for me to learn the day before I needed to have it done!

So here's what I came up with:

3 layers, chocolate-vanilla-chocolate
In between it is filled with yummy raspberry preserves
I dyed the frosting and vanilla cake a light blue

I used candy chocolate to draw the circles and pregnant momma, then covered the top edges and sides with chocolate sprinkles.

On the very bottom, I used a cute ribbon in blues and brown Smiley

What do you think Smiley
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4  Re: Onesies!!! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by jMi on: August 12, 2009 04:38:10 PM
Cheesy yay! I wish fat boy fit in all of them still!

Here's an action shot! Smiley

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5  Felt Monogram Pincushion in Completed Projects by jMi on: October 01, 2008 04:32:36 PM
So this was my first real experiment with felt... I'm in LOOOVE Cheesy It was a lot of fun, and I've never HANDsewn something before- but my machine is @ my sisters at the moment Sad

I made this for my sister, Erin, because she's just started sewing and I'm happy to have another person to share my addiction with! Smiley

ETA: Okay it's not exactly a monogram Wink It sounds better than Initial though Smiley
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6  Re: Fill-a-Box 9 Supply Stash Buster Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jMi on: October 01, 2008 01:58:16 PM
Here are my pix!! Smiley Things were a little crazy here- but I got them!

The whole shabang!! Jungrrl sent me TONS of fabric and felt! (The blurred mess in the background are family pictures we're getting ready to frame- but I didnt think I should post pictures of my stepson out on the net w/ out his moms permission)

A jungrrl original! Cheesy I'm so happy she sent me one because I wanted one of her stuffies for awhile now! Cheesy

A box full of little goodies

This is awesome- it's a slide, I believe. I love it and I know my sister is going to try to steal it

Thanks jungrrl!! You're awesome, I love everything!! Cheesy
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7  A new thread holder for moi! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by jMi on: September 02, 2008 04:44:35 AM
My husband has a job where he comes across a lot of abandoned furniture, most of which we fix up and keep. Well a few weeks ago he actually came across a wooden handmade thread holder! I was so proud of him for even thinking of it Smiley

Last night I finally decided to paint it Smiley I did the whole thing white with little black designs, flowers, and words. The black/white flower ribbon is from Michaels.

I think I am going to do a black/white/baby blue theme in the room Smiley

Closeups of words:

The whole thing:

I will get some better pictures when the sun's out (it's rainy here this morning)
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8  A bracelet meant to inspire... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by jMi on: August 29, 2008 04:47:26 PM
Smiley I found this "charm" (I'm not sure if thats what it is) and really wanted to use it for a bracelet- this is one of the ideas I came up with! I'm pretty proud because jewelry isn't really my "thing" lol

..and action shot, of course!
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9  Converse All Star trinket box in Completed Projects by jMi on: August 29, 2008 04:45:31 PM
My swap partner likes Converse, so I thought it would be cool to make her a big box (it's fairly large, maybe 10x10?) and paint it w/ her name and a sneaker Smiley
The inside is lined- it was a ton of fun to do!

Everything is hand painted Smiley
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10  My most recent attempt at stationary (pic chunky!) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by jMi on: August 29, 2008 04:43:13 PM
My partner for my last swap wanted some stationary because she'll be going away to school soon.
I've made stationary in the past, but honestly I usually just buy the premade stuff and decorate it Wink
This time I wanted to really make it my own- so I designed a few different kinds for her, right down to making the envelopes.
The envelopes don't seal (not sure how to do that?), but can be taped or what have you Smiley

Close up of envelope

This one is a pre-made that's decorated, the real art of it is that I actually carved my own stamp! Smiley I sent her the stamp as part of her package so she could reuse it

These are more pre-made, just decorated:

Thanks for looking! Cool
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