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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Storage solutions for funky victorian apt. on: March 22, 2007 10:20:38 AM
What about something sleek and elegant like these? http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?cattype=sub&topcategoryId=16198&categoryId=15936&parentCats=16198*16296*15776&storeId=12&catalogId=10103&langId=-1
  I have shelves in our closet, which were not very functional, I got a bunch of these and it puts everything away so it's less cluttered and added 200% more usable space! They also have under bed storage which is a life saver!
Hope this helps!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Now how do I paint it? on: March 21, 2007 04:38:29 PM
I know Im totally hardware challenged and this is a lame question but I want to make the table seen in the photo, however I have no idea how to get the legs on..... any ideas? It doesnt look like there is a screw in the top that I can see
Thanks a million,

Thanks so much! Good thing theres an ikea in town! (I LOVE Ikea!) lol Im going to go pick one up today, my next question would be, how do I paint it?  If I get it in birch effect (as seen here http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15564&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&productId=11140&langId=-1&categoryId=15800&chosenPartNumber=60104269)  would I just sand it down and paint it?  If so, how do I achieve this effect?  See how glossy and stroke-free it is?  Thanks a million! http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s47/Batdog20/product20shot201.jpg
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Upholstered Headboard (in construction, image heavy) on: March 21, 2007 01:11:51 PM
Love It! Post pics of when you're done please!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Life for a 70's suitcase! ***Tut Added! 2.28.07*** on: March 07, 2007 08:51:28 AM
Actually its currently being used for my spoiled pooch! We travel a lot and she has more luggage than any dog I know, so we've been carting around her food, bowls, clothing, leads, shoes, etc. in my little creation! Haha!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Life for a 70's suitcase! ***Tut Added! 2.28.07*** on: February 28, 2007 10:56:05 PM
  I'd love to see yours if you get around to making one Smiley
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / New Life for a 70's suitcase! ***Tut Added! 2.28.07*** on: February 27, 2007 09:58:36 PM
I found this old make-up case at our local thrift store and knew it was just calling my name. When checking out the guy gave me 50% off...  I left thinking I had scored! Only $5 for my little treasure. It wasnt until I got home and opened the darn thing that I realized why.  It smelled like some lady had kept some creature rotting in there! For 30 years! It was gross! On first impulse I threw it out... but along came garbage day and I figured I could use a good challenge.  After using up the entire supply of Febreze in the state, a box of gas masks, and some TLC here's the result.


Here's the added tut for anyone who's interested Smiley   This was a suprisingly easy project, especially for someone like myself who has never done anything like this before...
-one Battered up suitcase/ makeup case
-enough posterboard to trace the old inserts onto
-a razor knife
-spray adhesive
-enough fabric to recover the inside
-masking tape or painters blue tape (optional depending if you have any embelleshments you'd like to keep ie: metal pieces)
-Plastic Spraypaint

Step one:
 Take the inside fabric and cardboard if there is any out.  This can be done with the razor knife, make sure to cut along the edges as this will be used as your template for the new fabric.  Take note of how it comes out, as you will want to put it back together the same way Smiley
Step Two:
Trim everything you don't want painted in the blue tape.
This is what it should look like so far.

Step Three:
Using the spray paint, get all of the outside vinyl, make lots of thin coats instead of one thick one to avoid runs.  

Step Four: While your creation dries trace your fabric and any cardboard cut outs onto cardstock and whichever fabric you chose.


 Cut them out and apply spray adhesive to one side of the cardstock, laying the same fabric over it, fold the corners of the fabric around the cardstock and affix with spray adhesive.   Next take off all of the blue tape, being very careful, you may need to run your razor over the edges to prevent peeling.  Once you have all of your peices, put them back together just as you disassembled them.  I would recommend doing one peice at a time in case you need to change any measurements.

Voila! You're done! If anything isnt clear I'm happy to answer any questions Smiley I'd love to see yours if anyone makes one!
Thanks for looking,
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Valentine's 2007 on: February 06, 2007 07:27:03 AM
  Thanks for the heads up, you just saved me from a lot of wasted time because I am cooking/baking challenged Tongue I think I'm going to scratch that idea and fill the take-out box with hersheys hugs and kisses (stolen from one of the first posts on this thread.)

Thanks a million Smiley
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Valentine's 2007 on: February 05, 2007 10:51:56 PM
Hey Everyone!
  I have been perusing this site forever and have never posted anything.  So here it goes...my first post.  Nothing special but hopefully it will give someone some inspiration or ideas.

I bought a package of red boxes so that all my gifts will be color coordinated...Im a loser. I filled two with candies that have inside jokes behind them, a third with coupons (For one indecisive day where I have to choose what we do...etc.), and another with 20 reasons why I love him.

here's a close up of the envelopes and "love notes"  Each envelope has a memory, quote, or something meaningful to the two of us on it. These are really tiny... about 2 inches wide.
I also made a matching card Tongue
(Our nicknames are Linus and Sally from the Peanuts  Roll Eyes
Im not done yet but that's what I've got so far. let me know what you think Smiley Im also planning on filling a Chinese Take-Out box with handmade fortune cookies...buying two roses (for our second Valentine's together) and Doing the empty box idea from this thread...https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=78969.0   I love the hugs and kisses idea at the beginning of this thread too!
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